Kids Place Childcare

Kids Place for Preschoolers

33 Months – Age 5

Kids Place for K-5

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Unfortunately, we are not currently able to confirm new enrollments for school age child care at this time.  In keeping with required student-to-staff ratios during our after school hours, we have reached our maximum capacity.  We are working hard to secure additional staff at each Kids Place location and hope to open more placements for students as soon as possible.  Pending registrations will remain in our system in the order they are received.  We will approve additional contracts as we are able once we have additional staff in place.

Registration is currently open for:

-Kids Place Preschool Child Care 2021/2022

-Kids Place School Age Child Care for 2021/2022

Non-School Day Registration for 2021/2022 will open at the beginning of the school year.

Kids Place Main Office
Central Community Center
6300 Walker Street
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Phone: 952.928.6764
Fax: 952.928.6728

Our Mission

Kids Place works in cooperation with the families, schools, and the community of St. Louis Park to provide a high quality, professional child care program that is academically enriching, fun and safe for all children.

Our goal is to provide a safe, caring environment which allows your child the opportunity to learn and grow among friends. Whether your family has a preschooler, or school-age child, we understand your need to know that your child is well cared for during the day.

Best Practices

Kids Place is a part of the Community Education department of St. Louis Park Public Schools. Like all other district programs, we are governed by the policies, expectations and guidelines of our school board. In addition, the Kids Place early learning classrooms are currently working toward accreditation through NAEYC, National Association for the Education of Young Children.  Our school age classes provide choices for creative, social, and physical growth through a wide-range of enjoyable and meaningful activities and experiences.


All children ages 33 months through grade 5 are welcome to attend Kids’ Place.  You do not need to be a resident of St. Louis Park to participate.

Our Staff

  • Educated professionals
  • First aid and CPR certified
  • Career-minded, long-term teaching team
  • Continually learning and improving methods
  • Experienced caregivers who understand what children need
  • St. Louis Park school district employees
  • Building strong relationships with children and parents

Age Groups and Location

Main Office
Central Community Center
6300 Walker Street
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Preschool – 33 months to age 5 or start of kindergarten

Central Community Center

YBK – Year Before Kindergarten Program

(child must be 4 by September 1 to attend)
Central Community Center

Grades K-5

Students attend Kids Place at child’s school of attendance: Peter Hobart, PSI, Aquila, or Susan Lindgren.

Hours of Operation

Kids Place is open from 6:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday year-round

Restructure Days

Kids Place will close for some days during the year. During this time, our staff attends required training workshops, building custodians deep clean and provide needed maintenance in our classrooms. At the end of the summer our K-5 staff packs up and moves back to the elementary schools.  Similar days are needed at the end of the school year before summer begins.
Tuition is not charged on these restructure days.

Preschool/YBK & Grades K-5

  • June 14-18, 2021
  • August 30 – September 3, 2021
  • June 13 – 17, 2022
  • August 29 – September 2, 2022

District Holidays

St. Louis Park Public Schools, which includes all Kids Place classrooms, is closed on the following district holidays:

  • Monday, September 6, 2021
  • Thursday, November 25, 2021
  • Friday, November 26, 2021
  • Thursday, December 23, 2021
  • Friday, December 24, 2021
  • Thursday, December 30, 2021
  • Friday, December 31, 2021
  • Monday, January 17, 2022
  • Monday, February 21, 2022
  • Friday, April 1, 2022
  • Monday, May 30, 2022
  • Monday, July 4, 2022
  • Monday, September 5, 2022

Note for preschool/YBK families: These district holidays fall within the regular enrollment period for 2021-2022. All preschool accounts are invoiced for district holidays as part of the Kids Place preschool enrollment contract.

Fee Assistance

Fee assistance, for those who qualify, is available through Hennepin County. Call 612.348.5937 or email: for more information.