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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


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

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


After school activities for middle school students.

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

Preschool Registration 

MAPS Preschool 2018-19 Registration:

Currently taking registration for  MAPS Preschool. Register online at  mankato.ce.eleyo.com  or in person at 820 Hubbell Avenue.  
MAPS Preschool Registration Form 2018-19

ECFE Registration   

Registration for Fall 2018  ECFE & Ready for Kindergarten classes will begin on Monday, August 13th.   To view our class offerings, click the Early Learning Catalog on the bottom of this page. 

Summer 2018 Registration 

Current 2017-18 School Year & Returning 2017 Summer Families

Registration Begins: Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018 @ 7:30 am

Registration Closes: Monday, Apr 15, 2018 @ 11:59 pm

New MAPS Families

Registration Begins: Monday, Apr 23, 2018 @ 7:30 am

Summer 2018 Registration is currently open. Registration deadline is Friday, August 24, 2018 @ 4:00pm

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

School Year Registration 

Registration for school year Connections will open May 15th.

Registrations will be available online or in person at the Lincoln Community Center Connections 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. Registration begins Monday, January 8th. 

MAPS VPK Registration Form 2018-19

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!



          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!

Don't forget to check your ACES  newsletter websites! These will keep parents up to date on happenings throughout the school year and summer!

ECFE Class Catalog

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Fall 2018 ECFE Class Catalog

The Cafe

Fresh roasted coffee, exclusive teas 

& light meals