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Welcome to Mankato Area Public Schools Community Education

working to provide experiences so that each learner has the knowledge and skills to be successful 

Individuals who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering. Specific expectations may vary by program and/or location. Thank you for your cooperation.

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.

Youth Recreation

K - 12th Grade Recreation


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.

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

Early Learning Registration

Early Learning

  Click here to Register!

P: (507) 625-4620

Family Learning Center
820 Hubbell Avenue, Mankato

MAPS Preschool Registration

MAPS Preschool & Voluntary Pre Kindergarten

MAPS Preschool registration for 2021-22 will begin on January 25th for our 4-5 year old preschool sections and January 26th 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 Brochure 2021-22

MAPS Preschool Brochure 2021-22 (Spanish)

MAPS Preschool Brochure 2021-22 (Somali)

2021-22 Preschool Fees

P: (507) 625-4620

Family Learning Center
820 Hubbell Avenue, Mankato

ACES Website

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

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. The payment will be processed in the week prior to start date. You will be emailed a payment reminder at that time. 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. 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