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Welcome to Mankato Community Education

Our Mission:  Mankato Area Public Schools (MAPS) is committed to working together equitably, with families and communities, so that each learner has the knowledge and skills to be successful and contributing citizens in a diverse global society.

Our Summer Catalog is OPEN for Registration!
ACES Program

ACES Elementary

Child care options that happen before + after school at each elementary school
[grades: kindergarten - 5th]


Opportunities for adults, including educational classes, sports, and wellness opportunities


Opportunities for youth, including educational classes, sports, and personal safety

ACES Program

ACES Early Learning

Child care options that complement the MAPS preschool experience at 
Center for Learning
[ages: 3-4-5]

Early Childhood Family Education

Opportunities for young children and their caregivers to build a foundation for development and lifelong learning

Preschool and Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten

Play-based curriculum, hands-on learning and instruction for all areas of development for children ages 3-5

Art + Music Classes for All Ages 

Affordable classes as low as $5 per person allow individuals to explore new artistic opportunities. New classes added throughout the year. Be sure to check regularly for new activities to get hands on with art and rhythm. For more information and class suggestions, call our office at 507-387-5501.

How to create an Eleyo account (Somali narration)

How to create an account for MAPS Community Education's registration software.

Sida loo abuuro akaanwti la isku diiwaangeliyo barnaamijka waxbarashada bulshada ee MAPS.

Cómo crear una cuenta para el software de registro de educación comunitaria de MAPS.

How to register for a course (Somali narration) 

How to register for MAPS Community Education courses on our registration website.

Sida la isu diiwaangeliyo koorsooyinka MAPS ee waxbarashada bulshada lagana helo qolkannaga/mareegtannada diiwaangelinta.

Cómo registrarse para los cursos de educación comunitaria de MAPS en nuestro sitio web de registro.

Early Childhood

Find the Early Learning brochure, preschool calendar and paper forms.

Mankato Area Public Schools Community Education (CE) contracts with software providers to securely collect and maintain registration information. Data you provide is used only for the purposes of administering CE programs. This information is considered private and will be kept confidential, between CE and the registered account owner/payer. (Accounts can have multiple owners/payers.)

Community Education collects payment information at the time of registration. We accept VISA, MasterCard and Discover. Refunds can be considered for withdrawn enrollments if our office is notified at least 4 business days prior to the start date. Cancellations are subject to an up-to-$10 cancellation fee. No refunds can be given for trips/tours after registration deadline. **Payers will be charged an additional $30 fee for any returned check. Participation for all members of the household will be suspended until the account is brought up to date.**

The Cafe

Fresh roasted coffee, exclusive teas 

& light meals

Community Education partners with Connecting Kids (a program of Greater Mankato Area United Way) to offer scholarships for youth activities. To apply for a scholarship, please visit Connecting Kids.