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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 (currently 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.

Changes as of January 27, 2021 :

  • Wednesdays starting January 27
    • Tier 1 child care will be available on late start Wednesdays starting January 27 for grades K-5.
    • Early start schools – 7:45-10am
    • Late start schools – 9:25-11:40am
    • Free breakfast and lunch will continue to be available for students in child care
    • Transportation is NOT available for Wednesday Tier 1 child care. Families will need to drop their child/ren off.
    • Activities will be provided for students, no academic support
    February 4
    • Start all in person learning for grades 3-5
    • Full day Tier 1 child care ends

Please be sure to update your calendars to reflect what days your child/ren will be attending so that we secure staffing. We also use this for contact tracing should there be a positive case.

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.

Before and after school child care will be provided by the YMCA, for a fee, and requires a separate registration at

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 to complete your registration.

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

Contact Info
15180 Canada Ave W
Rosemount, MN 55068
(952) 388-1948
Cedar Park Elementary
7500 Whitney Dr
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
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
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
Westview Elementary
225 Garden View Dr
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Woodland Elementary
945 Wescott Rd
Eagan, MN 55123
Dakota Ridge School
4629 144th St W
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Black Hawk Middle School
1540 Deerwood Dr
Eagan, MN 55122
Dakota Hills Middle
4183 Braddock Trail
Eagan, MN 55123
Falcon Ridge Middle School
12900 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Rosemount Middle School
3135 143rd St W
Rosemount, MN 55068
Valley Middle School
900 Garden View Dr
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Scott Highlands Middle School
14011 Pilot Knob Rd
Apple Valley, MN 55124

2020-21 School Year