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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.

It is our desire to offer quality opportunities for the entire family while keeping you safe.                                              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

Information about Fall 2022 classes along with registration will be coming soon! 

  Click here to Register!

P: (507) 625-4620

Family Learning Center- Early Learning Main Office
820 Hubbell Avenue, Mankato

MAPS Preschool Registration

MAPS Preschool & Voluntary Pre Kindergarten 

  Click on the picture to Register!

MAPS Preschool Brochure 2022-23

MAPS Preschool Brochure 2022-23 (Spanish)

MAPS Preschool Brochure 2022-23 (Somali)

2022-23 Preschool Fees

P: (507) 625-4620

Family Learning Center- Early Learning Main Office
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