Kids Place Childcare

Kids Place for Preschoolers

33 Months – Age 5

Kids Place for K-5

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Kids Place Summer Program Dates:  June 19 – August 18, 2023 (closed July 4).  

Kids Place Summer 2023 Flyer 

Summer Rates and Fee Schedule 2023

Summer Kids Place Online Registration Window:  March 1 – 31, 2023. 

School Age Care 2022/2023  Online registration is not available. in keeping with required student-to-staff ratios during our after school hours, we have reached our maximum capacity with our current staff.To be added to the waitlist for after school care for the 2022/2023 School Year please email:

Click here for rates: Kids Place School Age Care Rates 2022/2023

School Age Care 2023-2024 Online Registration Window:  April 10 – May 5, 2023

Contracts will be approved or parents notified of waitlist status by June 8, 2024

Click here for SAC rates 2023:2024


Full Day Preschool applications open March 20, 2024

: Rates: Preschool 2023:2024 Contract 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.


  • June 12 – 16, 2023
  • August 28 – September 1, 2023

Grades K-5

  • June 12 -16, 2023
  • August 21 – September 1, 2023

District Holidays

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

  • Monday, May 30, 2022
  • Monday, July 4, 2022
  • Monday, September 5, 2022
  • Thursday, November 24, 2022
  • Friday, November 25, 2022
  • Thursday, December 22, 2022
  • Friday, December 23, 2022
  • Friday, December 30, 2022
  • Monday, January 2, 2023
  • Monday, January 16, 2023
  • Monday, February 20, 2023
  • Friday, April 7, 2023
  • Monday, May 29, 2023

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.