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2020-21 Child Care for Critical Workers

District 196 will offer free child care for all district-enrolled students age 12 and younger whose parents or guardians are Tier 1 critical workers. The free child care is to be made available when BOTH parents in the household are employed as critical workers and not working from home.

Tier 1 workers include:

  • Healthcare and public health
  • Law enforcement, public safety and first responders
  • Food and agriculture
  • Judicial Branch (essential services)
  • National Guard (activated under a Governor Executive Order)
  • Educators and school staff providing in-person instruction or caring for children of critical workers
  • Child care and school-age care providers

Child care is not available for students taking part in District 196 Digital Academy.

Child care will be held on regular school days at the student’s school of attendance during regular school hours  following the hybrid model calendar:

  • Cohort A: attend in-classroom learning with teacher on Mondays and Thursdays, attend child care with managed independent learning support from non-licensed district staff on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
  • Cohort B: attend in-classroom learning with teacher on Tuesdays and Fridays, attend child care with managed independent learning support from non-licensed district staff on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Start and end times follow the regular school day hours. (early elementary schools 7:45 am-2:05, late elementary schools from 9:25 am-3:45 pm, middle school 8:25am-2:25pm, VMSS 8:15am-1:55pm)

Child care will be staffed by non-licensed district employees, including paraprofessionals, teaching assistants, clerks and child care staff from the YMCA. A portion of the day will be scheduled for students to work on their managed independent learning and the remainder of the time will include enrichment and physical activity.

Breakfast and lunch will be offered each day by District 196 Food and Nutrition Services (for purchase and free, if eligible).

Transportation to and from child care will be provided using regularly scheduled bus routes and times for eligible students.

Child care will be offered the week of September 8. (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)

Before and after school child care will be provided by the YMCA, for a fee, and requires a separate registration at https://www.ymcanorth.org/child_care__preschool/school_age_care.

Note: You will need to provide a photocopy of your employment ID badge for both parents in a two-parent household in order to complete your registration process. If you do not have an ID badge, a letter from your employer will be accepted. Email a photocopy or picture of your ID badge or letter from your employer to childcare@district196.org to complete your registration.

If you have further questions, email us at childcare@district196.org or leave a voicemail at 651-423-7933.

Contact Info
Address:
15180 Canada Ave W
Rosemount, MN 55068
Phone:
Fax:
(952) 388-1948
Map/Locations
Locations
Black Hawk Middle School
1540 Deerwood Dr
Eagan, MN 55122
Cedar Park Elementary
7500 Whitney Dr
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Dakota Hills Middle
4183 Braddock Trail
Eagan, MN 55123
Dakota Ridge School
4629 144th St W
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Deerwood Elementary
1480 Deerwood Dr
Eagan, MN 55122
Diamond Path Elementary
14455 Diamond Path W
Rosemount, MN 55124
East Lake Elementary
4715 162nd St W
Lakeville, MN 55044
Echo Park Elementary
14100 County Road 11
Burnsville, MN 55337
Falcon Ridge Middle School
12900 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Glacier Hills Elementary
3825 Glacier Dr
Eagan, MN 55123
Greenleaf Elementary
13333 Galaxie Ave
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Highland Elementary
14001 Pilot Knob Rd
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Northview Elementary
965 Diffley Rd
Eagan, MN 55123
Oak Ridge Elementary
4350 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd
Eagan, MN 55122
Parkview Elementary
6795 Gerdine Path
Rosemount, MN 55068
Pinewood Community School
4300 Dodd Rd
Eagan, MN 55123
Red Pine Elementary
530 Red Pine Ln
Eagan, MN 55123
Rosemount Elementary
3155 143rd St W
Rosemount, MN 55068
Rosemount Middle School
3135 143rd St W
Rosemount, MN 55068
Scott Highlands Middle School
14011 Pilot Knob Rd
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Shannon Park Elementary
13501 Shannon Pkwy
Rosemount, MN 55068
Southview Elementary
1025 Whitney Dr
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Thomas Lake Elementary
4350 Thomas Lake Rd
Eagan, MN 55122
Valley Middle School
900 Garden View Dr
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Westview Elementary
225 Garden View Dr
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Woodland Elementary
945 Wescott Rd
Eagan, MN 55123

2020-21 School Year