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Information Regarding Free Childcare for Children of Healthcare & Emergency Workers

Public schools in Minnesota are closed at the direction of Governor Tim Walz from March 18 through March 27 due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis. 

If you are a St. Louis Park resident and are a healthcare or emergency worker in need of childcare for your children during this time, you can register for emergency childcare here:

Please note that childcare for healthcare and emergency workers WILL continue during the District's Spring Break (March 30-April 2), however it will be closed on Friday, April 3 due to a District holiday.

Click here for a one-page flyer regarding free childcare for healthcare and emergency workers. 


Emergency Childcare Hours are: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Extended day, before school care hours are 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Cost $12/day
Extended day, after school care hours are 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Cost $12/day

Click here for a complete list of definitions of Emergency Workers.

Care is available for children aged 33 months to 12 Years at the following locations:

  • Preschoolers Age 33 months to 4 years at Central Community Center
  • Ages 5-12 at either Aquila or Peter Hobart Elementary School.

Parents/Guardians must show an employment badge or supply a letter from their employer, before services can begin.

Questions can be directed to: