Summer 2018 ACES Program

ACES children on a summer field trip

Registration for the 2018 Summer Season is coming soon! 

Current School Year 2017-18 and Returning Summer 2017 Families - 

  • Registration Begins: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 @ 7:30 am
  • Registration Closes: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 @ 11:59 pm
Mankato Area Public & Private School Families - 
  • Registration Begins: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 7:30 am
Out of District Families - 
  • Registration Begins: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 7:30 am

Registration Deadline is Friday, May 4th @ 4:30 p.m.
(Sites will fill before the deadline, so register early!)

Little ACES - Incoming Kindergartners Fall 2018
Little ACES is a program for children entering Kindergarten in the Fall of 2018. At this age, children are developing rapidly; as such, this program is geared specifically towards children who have not been to Kindergarten. The main focus will be to prepare them for the upcoming elementary school experience.  Little ACES will consist of an enriching assortment of age appropriate activities, routines and field trips.

ACES: 1st—5th Grade
ACES is a high quality school age child care program in a fun, educational and recreational environment. The ACES Program offers the very best care, with a wide array of age appropriate activities and field trip opportunities. Our goal is to ensure the success of children in our community by establishing positive relationships and providing opportunities for children to share ideas and feel valued.

Our Summer ACES Program is a flexible, full or half day childcare option for children entering kindergarten through 5th grade. We are conveniently located at 9 schools in the Mankato/North Mankato/Eagle Lake area with Little ACES located at the Lincoln Community Center. Our summer session starts Monday, June 11th and ends Friday, August 24th (Closed Wednesday, July 4th).

Connections (formerly ENCORE): 5th—8th Grade
Connections youth have the opportunity to participate in fun filled age appropriate activities with community service based learning experiences. Connections youth will be able to provide input into what types of activities and projects they would like to participate in. Allowing children to participate this way helps to develop independence and keep them interested in what is happening in their environment. To learn more about the Connections Program, visit the website. Connections will be located at Prairie Winds Middle School. 

Summer 2018 Open House Dates & Times (Subject to change)

Little ACES Open House will be held at the Lincoln Community Center on Wednesday, June 6th at 5:30pm.
Bridges, Eagle Lake, Franklin, Hoover, Kennedy, Roosevelt, Rosa Parks & 
Washington ACES Open Houses will be held Thursday, June 7th​ at 5:30pm.

*If you are unable to attend the Open House, you may pick up your child's t-shirt and bag orders on Tuesday, June 6th from 4:30-6:00pm.

For more information about the upcoming Summer 2018 Program and the registration process, click on the flyer below!


2018 Summer Information Flyer