Community Education Program Updates

Lakeville Area Schools Community Education

2020-21 Distance Learning 2.0 (1/12/21)


As always, the health and safety of our participants and staff is of the utmost importance. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please be aware that the Lakeville Area Schools Community Education Department activities, programs and services will look different this year. 

We are working to adapt our programs to follow the most current Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) guidance. These include health screenings, frequent hand washing and hygiene standards, social distancing and small group sizes, extensive cleaning, and limits on visitors and observations. These strategies are being implemented to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 exposure in Community Education programs while continuing to provide you with the innovative and engaging programs you have come to expect. These strategies may change as new MDH and MDE guidance is received and if the level of community transmission increases to the point where programming must be adjusted. Please check back periodically for up-to-date information.


Community Education Offices

Juniper Path Building, 17686 Juniper Path, #200, Lakeville

  • The Community Education offices at the Juniper Path Building will be closed to the public beginning Wednesday, November 25. Appointments with Community Education staff may be scheduled. Please visit LakevilleAreaCommunityEd.org for more information.
  • For Early Childhood Family Education, Early Childhood Screening and Small Wonders Preschool please see the Early Childhood Education section.
  • For Wonder Zone Preschool-Age Child Care and Kid Zone Before / After School School Age Child Care please see the Child Care section.

Appointments: Meetings can be scheduled with staff via video conferencing, phone or in person appointment. Click here for more information.

For more information on Juniper Path Building Office Hours call 952-232-2150 or email Community Education Administrative Assistant Lisa.Wright@isd194.org.


Community Education Early Childhood Education Programs

Crystal Lake Education Center, 16250 Ipava Avenue, Lakeville

Appointments: Meetings can be scheduled with staff via video conferencing, phone or in person appointment.

For more information on Crystal Lake Education Center call 952-232-3000 or email Cindy.Magnuson@isd194.org or  Lisa.Piller@isd194.org.


Early Childhood Family Education

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) is currently meeting in-person in a hybrid, small-group model.  In-person classes take place at Crystal Lake Education Center with small class sizes and additional enhanced safety procedures.  Families may also choose to take part in ECFE from home by enrolling in one of our distance offerings or by scheduling an individual ECFE virtual visit by phone or video.  

Contact: For more information on Early Childhood Family Education call 952-232-3014 or email ECFE@isd194.org.

Early Childhood Family Education Program Website


Early Childhood Screening

Early Childhood Screening is being offered in-person only to attendees of Early Childhood Education or Small Wonders in-person programs.  Early Childhood Screenings can also be done with no contact using our distance screening option.  In-person screening is set to resume in February. 

Contact: For more information on Early Childhood Screening call 952-232-3000 ext. #3 or email ECScreening@isd194.org.

Early Childhood Screening Program Website


Small Wonders Preschool

Small Wonders Preschool will hold it’s last day of in-person instruction will be Friday, Nov. 20. Small Wonders Preschool will begin Distance Learning 2.0 on Thursday, December 3 depending upon each student’s schedule. 

Contact: For more information on Small Wonder Preschool call 952-232-3013 or email Small Wonders Preschool Manager Lisa.Piller@isd194.org.

Small Wonders Preschool Program Website


Wonder Zone Preschool-Age Child Care

During PreK-12 distance learning, the District will offer fee-based child care for preschool-age children at Crystal Lake Education Center. Priority will be given to children of all Tier 1 critical workers, however the program is planning to accommodate all currently registered Wonder Zone students. 

District staff will support students with their Small Wonders Preschool distance learning and provide enrichment activities.

Health screenings, including temperature checks, will be conducted in accordance with district plans.

Wonder Zone Preschool-Age Child Care will be offered on regular preschool days. Child care will be closed on non-school days like Winter Break and teacher workshop days, for example.

Starting Date: Monday, November 30

Times: 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Location: Crystal Lake Education Center for all preschool-age children 3 to 6 years of age

Group Size: Group sizes will be as per MDE/MDH guidelines, with typical groups sizes of 10 students

Fees: 5 Full Days, $40/day

3 or 4 Full Days, $44/day

Schedule: A minimum of 3 days per week are required

Meals: Free meals will be provided through the Student Nutrition Department

Transportation: Not available

Register for Wonder Zone starting at 12:30 pm, Friday November 13 (isd194.ce.eleyo.com). Note all families must re-register. Registration DEADLINE is November 18th to be able to start the week of November 30

For more information on Wonder Zone Preschool-Age Child Care call 952-232-2157 or email Extended School Services Coordinator Julie.Ryan@isd194.org 

Wonder Zone Preschool-Age Child Care for Small Wonders Preschool Students

Dedicated sections of Wonder Zone will be opened to serve children currently enrolled in Small Wonders Preschool full-day classes (9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) who desire child care. If capacity allows, additional dedicated sections of Wonder Zone may also be opened to serve children currently enrolled in half-day sections of Small Wonders Preschool as well as children receiving in-person instruction based upon identified individual needs. Current Small Wonders tuition will cover the cost of care for the same number of hours. A distance learning option will still be available for all currently enrolled Small Wonders Preschool families who choose this option.

These dedicated sections of Wonder Zone Preschool-Age Child Care will be offered on regular preschool days. Child care will be closed on non-school days like Winter Break and teacher workshop days, for example.

Please look for upcoming communications from Small Wonders Preschool and Wonder Zone on options and details.

Free and Fee-Based School-Age Child Care for Tier 1 Critical Workers

During PreK-12 distance learning, the District will provide free school day child care to eligible children of critical workers in Tier 1 industries as defined by the State of Minnesota. The care for children of critical workers is intended for extreme circumstances in which no parent or guardian is at home, as all of the parents or legal guardians in the child’s household are Tier I critical workers. Under revised state guidance, it is required that in order to receive free school day child care all of the parents or legal guardians in the child’s household are critical workers in Tier 1 industries. 

As capacity allows, the District may provide fee-based school day child care to a two-parent/guardian household with only one Tier 1 critical worker.

Eligible children must be District-enrolled, school-age (Kindergarten to age 12) children of Tier 1 critical workers

To determine if you are a Tier I critical worker visit Appendix A in the 2020-21 Planning Guidance for Minnesota Public Schools In, general, the Tier 1 critical workers list as defined by the State of Minnesota is:

  • 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 in pre-K through grade 12 settings
  • School staff providing instruction or caring for children of critical workers
  • Child care and school-age care providers

After you have registered for School Day Child Care 2.0 you will need to provide proof of eligibility for child care. This needs to be a current letter from your employer stating the employee name, position and that they are a Tier 1 Critical Worker. All parents or legal guardians in the child’s household need to submit their letters together. Please email this to julie.ryan@isd194.org. Registrations will not be processed until we receive this proof of eligibility. Delays in submitting your proof of eligibility could affect your chances of getting into child care. 

Families not eligible for school say child care as a Tier 1 worker are encouraged to visit mn.gov/mmb/childcare/families for a listing of local child care providers.

Contact: For more information on Wonder Zone Preschool-Age Child Care call 952-232-2157 or email Extended School Services Coordinator Julie.Ryan@isd194.org

Wonder Zone Child Care Program Website

School Day Child Care 2.0 (K-Age 12)

Lakeville Area Schools will be transitioning elementary school students to an in-person learning model over the next several weeks. The School Day Child Care program will be phased out, but Kid Zone Before and After School Care will remain available to district families. If you are in need of Kid Zone School Age Care please read on.

Transition Timeline

Aligned to State requirements, elementary students will transition to in-person learning in two phases, grades K-2 and grades 3-5. 

  • January 25: First day of in-person learning for grades K-2. Students in grades K-2 may start Kid Zone on this day.
  • February 8: First day of in-person learning for grades 3-5. Students in grades 3-5 may start Kid Zone on this day.

Registration Information

For the remainder of the 2020-21 school year, we are asking families to register under the Child Care 2.0 program. This will allow families to shift from model to model easily in the event of another learning model change. Families currently attending under Child Care 2.0 can make changes to their schedule. New families or families previously enrolled in 20-21 Kid Zone or School Day/Kid Zone (during the Hybrid Model) will need to re-register under Child Care 2.0. 

As we continue to experience COVID-19, guidance from MDE, MDH and DHS applies to our child care programs. Therefore, space will be limited at each school. We will be accepting registrations on a first come-first serve basis. Carefully read over the following registration instructions.

More Information

Child Care 2.0 Kid Zone Program

Registration


Kid Zone Before and After School Child Care (K-5)

Kid Zone is a child care and enrichment program offered at each elementary school. It is offered Monday through Friday and on most Non-School Days. School day hours are 6:30 a.m. to school start time and school day dismissal time to 6:00 p.m. Kid Zone is open for a full day on Non-School Days, 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Families can enroll in before-school, after-school or both sessions. Kid Zone offers a wide variety of activities including: arts & crafts, hands-on learning centers, STEAM, indoor and outdoor recreation, homework help and much more!

  • Kid Zone Before and After School Child Care is a fee-based program for all families.
  • The first day of Kid Zone is Monday, September 14, 2020 and the last day of Kid Zone is Tuesday, June 8, 2021.
  • Kid Zone Program Hours: 
    • Before School Child Care: 6:30 a.m. to the start of the school day
    • After School Child Care: End of the school day to 6 p.m.
  • Breakfast can be purchased through the Lakeville Area Schools Student Nutrition Department. There is no charge for Kindergarten students or families qualifying for free or reduced lunch rates. An afternoon snack will be provided at no charge. If your child has specific dietary needs, please connect with your child’s Kid Zone instructor, school nurse, and/or school cook.
  • Kid Zone Before and After School Child Care will follow the Minnesota Department of Health’s guidance.
  • Health screenings will follow the District elementary school process.
  • If student para support is identified through an IEP team process, support will be provided.
  • A non-refundable registration fee of $50 per child to be paid at time of registration for Kid Zone Child Care. Both Tier 1 and Non-Tier 1 families must pay this fee.
  • Tuition and fee information can be found on our website here.

Kid Zone Non-School Day Options

  • Kid Zone will offer fee-based child care on most non-school days such as MEA, Winter Break, etc.
  • Non-school days are open to all elementary-aged students, however Non-School Days will have limited availability with priority registration given to Tier 1 Critical Worker families.
  • Non-school days may be cancelled if the District moves to the Distance Learning model.
  • Registration will be available in mid-September.
  • These days are non-refundable.

More Information

Child Care 2.0 Kid Zone Program

Registration

K-5 Youth Enrichment and Youth Service Development

In-person or online programming for Youth Enrichment and Youth Service Development programs, grades K-12, will continue to be offered while providing health screenings, frequent hand washing, social distancing, small group sizes, extensive cleaning and limits on visitors and observation. Community Education will confirm all class and program status via email with currently enrolled participants.

Youth Enrichment and Youth Service Development programs will follow the Participation Dial model as described in the Activities, Athletics and Community Facility Use section to determine in-person programming.

For more information on K-5 Youth Enrichment call 952-232-2158 or email Amy.Halloran@isd194.org

For more information on Middle & High School Enrichment call 952-232-2172 or email Pamela.Mcnutt@isd194.org


K-5 Gymnastics

In-person Gymnastics classes for all ages will continue to be offered while providing health screenings, frequent hand washing, social distancing, small group sizes, extensive cleaning and limits on visitors and observation. Community Education will confirm all class and program status via email with current enrolled participants.

Gymnastics will follow the Participation Dial model as described in the Activities, Athletics and Community Facility Use section to determine in-person programming.

For more information on Gymnastics call 952-232-2169 or email Katey.Radant@isd194.org


K-5 Cheerleading

In-person Cheerleading classes for all ages will continue to be offered with health screenings, frequent hand washing, social distancing, small group sizes, extensive cleaning and limits on visitors and observation. Community Education will confirm all class and program status via email with current enrolled participants.

Gymnastics will follow the Participation Dial model as described in the Activities, Athletics and Community Facility Use section to determine in-person programming.

For more information on Cheerleading call 952-232-2172 or email Pamela.Mcnutt@isd194.org


K-5 Aquatics and Safety

In-person Swim Lessons will continue to be offered while providing health screenings, frequent hand washing, social distancing, small group sizes, extensive cleaning and limits on visitors and observation. Community Education will confirm all class and program status via email with current enrolled participants.

Aquatics and Safety programs will follow the Participation Dial model as described in the Activities, Athletics and Community Facility Use section to determine in-person programming.

For more information on Aquatics & Safety call 952-232-2169 or email Katey.Radant@isd194.org


Adult Enrichment

In-person and online Adult Enrichment programs and classes will continue to be offered while providing health screenings, frequent hand washing, social distancing, small group sizes, extensive cleaning and limits on visitors and observation. Community Education will confirm all class and program status via email with current enrolled participants.

Adult Enrichment programs will follow the Participation Dial model as described in the Activities, Athletics and Community Facility Use section to determine in-person programming.

For more information on Adult Enrichment call 952-232-2170 or email Amanda.Cambronne@isd194.org

 

Adult Basic Education (ABE)

Adult Basic Education will offer distance learning for English as a Second Language (ESL), GED, Basic Skills and Writing classes. One-on-one appointments will be available to currently enrolled students for assistance and questions. Enrollment for new students will continue by phone or in-person by appointment. 

For more information on Adult Basic Education call 952-232-2162 or email LakevilleABE@isd194.org 

Adult Basic Education Program Website

Overview of Community Education Program Health Precautions

Please review our most up to date Safety and Health Precautions for all Community Participants here.

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