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  • ACES School Age Child Care

    What is Summer ACES? Summer ACES is for children entering 1st-5th grade. Children may choose to take part in a variety of age appropriate activities based on their interests. These activities will include visual and performing arts, science, technology, cooking, clubs, homework and reading, social recreation, physical challenges and activities, outdoor play, and team building. What is Little ACES? Little ACES is a “ready for Kindergarten” experience with an enriching assortment of age appropriate social/emotional and literacy activities. Little ACES will provide your incoming Kindergarten student with a nurturing environment while carefully guiding them towards the more structured classroom experiences ahead. 2021 Summer Site Locations Eagle Lake Elementary (Eagle Lake) Hoover Elementary (North Mankato) Jefferson Elementary** (Mankato) Kennedy Elementary (Mankato) **ACES will offer care at Jefferson instead of Rosa Parks due to the increased need for space for summer school programming. Which location should I register for? Register for whichever location is most convenient for you! Consistent Care Contract Options Registration Fee $30/family, non-refundable 5 days/week $30/day ($150/week) 4 days/week $32/day ($128/week) ACES Before-School + After-School Child Care ACES Before-School + After-School care resumed on Tuesday, January 19th for families with a In-Person/Hybrid contract. If you are wanting to become part of our ACES family, please call Amy @ 507.387.5501 or email aces@isd77.org for availability options. Distance Learning Wednesdays ACES provides all day care on days when MAPS is closed for Professional Development. Upcoming Wednesdays are 04/14 + 05/12, open from 6:30a -6:00p. While care happens at each elementary school, prior registration is required. To register, sign into your on-line ACES account (called Eleyo, pronounced L.E.O.) at mankato.ce.eleyo.com. ACES is closed on 05/31 for Memorial Day ... aces@isd77.org // 507.387.5501
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  • Adult Enrichment

    Mankato Area Public Schools Community Education & Recreation Department is actively evaluating and planning for opportunities to serve you. The diversity of our programming requires us to consider each experience, course or camp individually. Decisions on whether we are able to host a camp or class will be ongoing as directives from the State of Minnesota are provided. At this point we are planning on announcing the availability of programming on a month by month basis. Thank you for your continued patience as we all learn how to live, learn, and play safely at this unprecedented time.
  • Aquatics

    Mankato Area Public Schools Community Education & Recreation Department is actively evaluating and planning for opportunities to serve you. The diversity of our programming requires us to consider each experience, course or camp individually. Decisions on whether we are able to host a camp or class will be ongoing as directives from the State of Minnesota are provided. At this point we are planning on announcing the availability of programming on a month by month basis. Thank you for your continued patience as we all learn how to live, learn, and play safely at this unprecedented time.
  • Connections

    Registration for Summer Connections will open on Feb 6th @ 7:30am. Registrations will be available online or in person at the Lincoln Community Center Connections office.
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  • MAPS Emergency Child Care & ACES Wraparound Child Care

    Starting Tuesday, March 31, child care options will change. Families that need child care per employment guidelines provided by the State of Minnesota will have the option to sign their child(ren) up for MAPS Emergency Care and ACES; both will be held at Franklin and Monroe Elementary schools. Care is available for children grades K-5. MAPS Emergency Care (7:30am-3:30pm) MAPS Emergency Care will continue to operate from 7:30am-3:30pm at Monroe and Franklin Elementaries. MAPS Emergency Care is free for families that qualify. Families that need only MAPS Emergency Care will not be charged and will be eligible for transportation if needed. MAPS Emergency Care + ACES Wraparound Care (6:30am-6:00pm) ACES will be providing wraparound care outside of MAPS Emergency Care hours. ACES Wraparound Care will operate from 6:30am-7:30am and 3:30pm-6:00pm. Families that utilize ACES Wraparound Care will be charged a flat rate of $18 per child, per day. Families will be responsible for transportation to and from ACES. All families will be required to complete a new registration for MAPS Emergency Care and ACES Wraparound Care through Eleyo, an online registration system. Families who have already received care from either program, will be contacted directly yet this week. Once registration is complete and approved, all families will receive notification from the ACES Office. At that time, the ACES Office will let families know when their care date can begin. For more information call 507-387-5501 or email MAPSemergencycare@isd77.org.
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  • MAPS Preschool-Voluntary Pre Kindergarten- Kennedy

    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 and your child cannot be age eligible to attend kindergarten. Contracts will not be accepted if these guidelines are not met. Transportation is available within those boundaries. Registration 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
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  • Youth Enrichment

    Mankato Area Public Schools Community Education & Recreation Department is actively evaluating and planning for opportunities to serve you. The diversity of our programming requires us to consider each experience, course or camp individually. Decisions on whether we are able to host a camp or class will be ongoing as directives from the State of Minnesota are provided. At this point we are planning on announcing the availability of programming on a month by month basis. Thank you for your continued patience as we all learn how to live, learn, and play safely at this unprecedented time.
  • Youth Recreation

    Mankato Area Public Schools Community Education & Recreation Department is actively evaluating and planning for opportunities to serve you. The diversity of our programming requires us to consider each experience, course or camp individually. Decisions on whether we are able to host a camp or class will be ongoing as directives from the State of Minnesota are provided. At this point we are planning on announcing the availability of programming on a month by month basis. Thank you for your continued patience as we all learn how to live, learn, and play safely at this unprecedented time.