Lakeville Area Community Education is pleased to share an update on what you can look forward to this summer for child care, camps, classes and programs. Based on health and safety guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health and Department of Education, we are continuing to plan for online and limited in-person programming this summer. Here is a look at what we have planned for you and your family:
Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) has altered its original summer schedule. Classes that were scheduled to run six weeks starting the week of June 14 have been changed to four-week classes that begin on July 7. These classes will meet in-person in smaller group sizes to comply with social distancing guidelines. In addition, we have added online options for families to participate together, as well as parent-only evening classes. Our Park Play Dates have been cancelled. Please watch for newly developed outdoor experiences for ECFE families.
Changes in programs will be reflected when registration for ECFE classes opens on Thursday May 28 at 8:00 a.m.
If you have already registered for classes, our program staff will be in touch over the next week to confirm your registration and adjust pricing to reflect a shorter session. For information on visit our ECFE website, or email ECFE@isd194.org.
Early Childhood Screening in-person appointments will be scheduled as soon as allowable. In the interim, those with children between the ages of three and kindergarten entry may schedule a phone appointment to complete the parent portion of the Early Childhood Screening. A completed parent portion will result in a shorter screening time when in-person screening resumes. To schedule a phone appointment please email Screening@isd194.org.
Those families who had an appointment that was cancelled, have a child starting Kindergarten in the fall, or require Early Childhood Screening for an Early Learning Scholarship will be given priority appointments when screening resumes. For information visit our Early Childhood Screening website, or email Screening@isd194.org.
Small Wonders Preschool Alphabet Adventures and Summer Camps will continue taking registrations with limited capacity. Summer camps will begin June 1 and Alphabet Adventures will begin June 16. We will continue with the same schedule as previously advertised. Class size will be limited to a max of 9 children in each group in order to ensure compliance with social distancing guidelines.
If you have already registered for classes, our program staff will be in touch over the next week to confirm your registration. For information visit our Small Wonders Preschool website, or email Ann.Skokan@isd194.org.
Summer Child Care (Age 3 – current Grade 5) will be offered for Pre-K (ages 3 to 6) children at Crystal Lake Education Center and for School-Aged (current grades K-5) children at Cherry View, Christina Huddleston and Oak Hills Elementary Schools. This will be different from our previous Summer Wonder Zone and Summer Adventures programs, however will still provide quality care and enrichment opportunities. For information on Summer Child Care visit our website, or email Jean.Paulson@isd194.org .
Summer Child Care Program Details:
- 6:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (minimum of three days per week registered)
- June 15-August 14, closed July 3 (minimum of four weeks registered)
Registration: Opens online via Eleyo on May 23 at 6:00 a.m. Click here for Pre-K registration and here for (current grade) K-5 registration. Summer registration will be open to all families, however priority registration will be given to Tier I, II and III Essential Workers. Tier I, II, III families will need to register by May 31 to receive priority registration. Registration will remain open until all spots are filled.
**2020 Summer Wonder Zone and Summer Adventures have been canceled. Families will receive a separate communication regarding refunds. Families needing care will need to register under the new Summer Child Care program.
Youth Enrichment Camps, Gymnastics and Swim Lessons have been altered from their original summer schedule.
- Youth Enrichment Camps will be offered online only for the month of June. Limited in-person and additional online camps will be available in July and August. Registration information for June camps will be online May 29.
- Gymnastics Classes may be available in July and August, but will be determined based on state health and safety guidelines for gym use. We will communicate an update to you once those guidelines have been received.
- Swim Lessons will not take place as originally scheduled. It’s our hope that limited in-person courses may be available in July and August with small class sizes based on state guidelines for pool usage.
If you have already registered for youth enrichment camps, gymnastics or swim lessons, our staff will be in contact with you to transfer or refund your current registration in the coming weeks. For information on Youth Enrichment Camps, Gymnastics and Swim Lessons check our summer programs page.
Adult Enrichment summer course offerings have been changed to primarily being held online. Limited in-person classes may be available in July and August with small class sizes. Registration information for classes will be online May 29.
If you have already registered for adult enrichment courses, our staff will be in contact with you to transfer or refund your current registration in the coming weeks. Information about Adult Enrichment can be found here, or email Amanda.Cambronne@isd194.org.
Adult Basic Education will not be offering summer in-person classes or teacher-led online classes. However, we encourage participation of currently-enrolled students in our ABE online learning platforms (ReadTheory, MobyMax and Edmentum). In addition, our online Skype ESL volunteer/student program will continue. GED testing is suspended until the start of the 2020-21 school year in September. If you are interested in becoming an online ESL volunteer tutor through Skype, click here. For information about our programs visit the Adult Basic Education website, or email Tracie.Kreighbaum@isd194.org.
Health and Safety for Lakeville Area Schools Community Education Summer Programs
With the health and safety of our students and staff being of the utmost importance, please know that summer programs will look different this year. With the support of the School District, we are working to adapt our programs to follow the most current guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health and Department of Education. These include health screenings, frequent hand washing and hygiene standards, social distancing and small group sizes, extensive cleaning and limits on visitors and observers, which are being put in place to provide a healthy environment while continuing to provide you with the innovative and engaging programs you have come to expect. A summary of precautions that Community Education programs will be following are listed here.
While we realize that not everyone will feel comfortable or ready to join us in person yet, please know that Lakeville Area Community Education is here for you and your family when the time is right. In the meantime, we will continue to offer great programming online so you can continue to move, learn and experience new things with your family and friends.