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Mankato Area Public Schools Community Education & Recreation Department provides safe and engaging options for recreation and enrichment activities for all learners.

Enroll now, pay later. Save your spot by enrolling early. Payment will be processed in the week prior to course start date

ACES Program


School age child care program. Before/after school, non-school day and summer program. 


Adults with disabilities programming & the Mankato Area Adaptive Ski Program.

Adult Enrichment

18+ Enrichment Courses & Trips.

Adult Recreation

18+  Recreation & Wellness programs.

All Seasons Arena

Skating School


Youth swimming lessons, Master Swim & Aqua Aerobics.

Middle School After School

After school club based program for Middle School youth.

Youth Enrichment

K-12 Enrichment Courses.

Youth Recreation

K - 12th Grade Recreation.

Voluntary Pre-K Program

Registration for the 2020-21 School Year will begin on Monday, January 27th. Forms will not be accepted before this date.

Early Learning Registration

Early Learning

Registration for Fall ECFE classes will begin on Monday, August 24th.  Click here for the Fall 2020 brochure

P: (507) 625-4620

Family Learning Center
820 Hubbell Avenue, Mankato

MAPS Preschool Registration

MAPS Preschool

MAPS Preschool registration for 2020-21 will begin on January 27th for our 4-5 year old preschool sections and January 28th for our 3-4's sections. You may register online or return completed forms. Forms will not be accepted before the dates listed above.

MAPS Preschool Registration Form 2020-21

P: (507) 625-4620

Family Learning Center
820 Hubbell Avenue, Mankato

Mankato CER -
ACES Website

Find the ACES handbook, contract change and vacation request forms. 

Mankato CER - 
Early Childhood

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

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

The Cafe

Fresh roasted coffee, exclusive teas 

& light meals