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Kids' Zone - School Age Child Care

Kids’ Zone is a unique opportunity for families to participate in high-quality school-aged child care before and after school and during the summer months.  Our programs take place in a safe and nurturing environment and all participating students receive educational support through recreational and enrichment opportunities to encourage students to pursue interests, develop friendships, establish independence, and gain self-confidence.

Program Overview

Summer Care: Students must be entering Kindergarten - 5th Grade (Fall 2023).

Summer Care is available beginning the Monday proceeding the last day of school through the third week of August.  The hours of operation for summer care are 6:30 am to 5:30 pm.  Families have the option of half or full-day care.  We provide an enriching field trip every Friday, additional fees may apply.   

Please note, summer care is an optional program, and families wishing to participate will need to complete a separate registration from the school year.  Also, due to the use of Kids’ Zone staff on field trips, there is no regular care on Fridays (students must participate in the field trip to receive care).

School Year Care: Bay View Elementary and Pike Lake Elementary accept students in grades K-5 for before and after school care.

School Year Care: Hermantown Elementary accepts students in grades K-4 for before care and K-5 for after and summer care.  Please note, the grade differential at Hermantown is due to the 5th-grade students' location at Hermantown Middle School, and their earlier start time.

Before-school care begins at 6:30 am and runs to the start of your student’s school day. Students participate in school breakfast and are dismissed from Kids’ Zone directly to their classroom approximately 10-15 minutes prior to the start of their regular school day. Hourly charges are incurred to the quarter-hour.

After-school care begins upon teacher dismissal and care is available until 5:30 pm each school day.

Care is not provided on non-school days at any of our sites throughout the school year.  However, please be sure to check our seasonal Community Education catalog for field trips, classes, or special events scheduled on non-school days.

Late Start care is available on days when school is delayed due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances.  All locations will open at 8:30 am, and care will be provided until the start of the school day.

Early Release care is not available on days when school is released early due to inclement weather.  All locations will be closed. 

A snack will be provided at all our sites for after-school care, and it is included in the program fee.

Additional Information

Due to the popularity of our Kids’ Zone program at all sites, it’s important to note that enrollment fills quickly, and all enrollment takes place online.

Current families are provided an opportunity to re-enroll before it’s opened to the public. Be sure to watch for communications directly from the district Kids' Zone Coordinator regarding this very important date.

New families may begin to enroll approximately two weeks after the enrollment window has been opened for current families.

All enrollment dates for the upcoming school year and summer are announced in our Winter Community Education catalog. Every district resident is scheduled to receive our winter catalog in the second week of January. If your family does not receive the Community Education catalog please contact us at 218.628.6293.

Please note regarding school year care, your student must be enrolled in the elementary school of the Kids’ Zone site you are trying to enroll. We welcome all students at our sites, district residents, or open enrollment. Enrollment is first come, first-served despite the student’s physical address.

Available Locations & District Calendars

Bay View Elementary

Pike Lake Elementary

Hermantown Elementary

Upcoming Registration

School Year 2023-2024

Hermantown and Pike Lake sites are currently full.

Bay View Elementary is accepting enrollment.

Wrap-around child care is available at all three sites for children enrolled in the district preschool programs. Please contact your Kids' Zone Coordinator for details and registration information.

Summer 2024

Watch for detailed information in our Winter 2024 course catalog.

Please note for summer and school year care:

Registrations are accepted on a space-available basis.

All currently enrolled families must have accounts paid in full for your registration to be accepted.

Registration opens at 9:00 am on all the above dates.

Due to the popularity of our child care programs, we strongly encourage you to begin the registration process upon opening.

2023 - 2024 Rates

Grades K-5 Rate

$3.85/hour/child & includes a PM snack.

Hourly rates are charged to the quarter-hour (.25)

Wrap Around Preschool Rate -

$55/month - AM CARE

$60/month - PM CARE

$115/month - AM & PM CARE


Proctor Hermantown Community Education Registration Site

Our Kids' Zone sites do fill quickly, and we recommend registering upon opening at 9:00 am.  See above for registration dates.

Tip – once you've arrived at the registration page, you may type your preferred site in the search bar for quicker access. 


Families are required to schedule their student(s) weekly by logging into their Eleyo account (online software).

Kids' Zone Scheduling

Kids' Zone Handbook & Forms

Who do I contact with questions?

Ines Chandler

Ines Chandler, Proctor School Age Child Care Coordinator | 218.241.8008 x 523

Laura Meillier

Laura Meillier, Hermantown School Age Child Care Coordinator | 218.626.6029

Kristal Berg, Director of Community Education | 218.626.6024