welcome to mankato community education & Recreation

your online registration site for early childhood, aces and connections

Early Learning 

Early learning classes, parenting classes, preschool and early childhood screening.
P: (507) 625-4620
Family Learning Center
820 Hubbell Avenue, Mankato

ACES

School age child care program offering before and after school care. 

P: (507) 387-5501
Lincoln Community Center
110 Fulton Street, Mankato

Connections

After school activities for middle school students.

P: (507) 387-5501
Lincoln Community Center
110 Fulton Street, Mankato


Preschool Registration 

Preschool Registration for School Year 17-18 has begun. Registrations are taken on a first come first serve basis. You may register online or in or office at the Family Learning Center, 820 Hubbell Avenue, Mankato. 

ECFE Registration   

Registration for Spring Parent/Child classes will begin on Monday, February 13th. You may complete your registration online or in our office. To view our class offerings, click the Early Learning Catalog on the bottom of this page. 

Summer Registration 

Priority registration for current school year & 2016 summer ACES families will open on Wednesday, February 1st at 7:30 am. Families will have 1 week to register before it closes on Wednesday, February 8th at 11:59 pm. 

Registration for Mankato Area Public and Private Schools will open Mon, Feb. 13 at 7:30 a.m.

Registration for general public/out of district families will open on Thurs, Feb 16 at 7:30 a.m.

Registrations can be completed online or in person at the Lincoln Community Center ACES office.

Summer Registration  

Priority registration for current school year & 2016 summer ENCORE families will open on Wednesday, February 1st at 7:30 am. Families will have 1 week to register before it closes on Wednesday, February 8th at 11:59 pm. 

Registration for Mankato Area Public and Private Schools will open Mon, Feb. 13 at 7:30 a.m.

Registration for general public/out of district families will open on Thurs, Feb 16 at 7:30 a.m.

Registrations can be completed online or in person at the Lincoln Community Center ACES office. 






Early Learning

Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program

Voluntary Pre-kindergarten was established by Governor Dayton and the 2016 Minnesota Legislature for the purpose of preparing children for success as they enter kindergarten the following year. Mankato Area Public Schools was granted funding for the Kennedy Elementary Preschool site. To be eligible for this free preschool program you must reside within Kennedy or Washington Elementary boundaries. Transportation is available. Restrictions apply. Registration is taken on a first come, first serve basis and is processed through the Mankato Area Public Schools- Early Learning Department. For questions, please contact us at 507-625-4620 or at the Family Learning Center, 820 Hubbell Avenue. Online registration is not available. You must register in person at the Family Learning Center.




Connections - New Name! 

Connections (formerly ENCORE) youth have the opportunity to participate in fun filled age appropriate activities with community service based learning experience. Connection youth will be able to provide input into what types of activities and projects they would like to participate in. Click the photo to visit the Connections website!




Connections

ACES


          ACES Parent Handbook 

The ACES Parent Handbook outlines the program guidelines and procedures, non school day information, pricing, and contract options. For access to the parent handbook and additional information about the program, click the photo to visit the ACES website!




Coming Soon.....

ACES and Connections will be launching a newsletter website that will keep parents up to date on happenings throughout the school year and summer!

Check back periodically for more information. 


Don't forget to check out the Spring Early Learning Class Catalog!


The Cafe

Fresh roasted coffee, exclusive teas 

& light meals