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ACES School Age Child Care

ACES School Age Care Program offers multiple convenient locations for families throughout the Mankato Area Public School service area. ACES has consistent hours, opening at 6:30am and closing at 6:00pm, offering families the option for quality care for their child(ren) before school, after school, and all day on non-school days and during the summer. ACES serves students enrolled in Kindergarten through Fifth grade.

ACES recognizes that every student is an individual and is committed to providing an inclusive environment for all. ACES provides everything your child needs to have fun in a safe and well-supervised environment, with caring and professional staff.

ACES locations are Certified Child Care Centers under the Department of Human Services, subject to the standards of Minnesota Statues, Chapter 245H. Under this certification, ACES adheres to strict guidelines in the areas of health and safety standards, emergency preparedness, staff training, staff to student ratios and maximum group sizes.

The fees for school year include an after school snack. The fees for summer include breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack.

About the Program

Summer 2019

Summer ACES Program Information

Summer ACES Program Dates

June 13th, 2019 - August 23rd, 2019, Closed July 4th & 5th

Little ACES Open House:

Tuesday, June 11th @ 5:30pm

*T-shirts will be distributed at the Open House.

ACES Open House:

Wednesday, June 12th @ 5:30pm

*T-shirt pick-up for families that do not plan to attend the Open House will be from 5:00-5:30pm.

 

Summer ACES Fee Structure

Contract Option Price Notes
Weekly Rate (Consistent Care) $135.00

4-5 days per week

Daily Rate (Pick Your Days) $33.75 Families must commit to receiving care a minimum of 1 day per week for the duration of the summer

Please note that field trip dates and destinations have not yet been determined. 

Summer ACES Registration

Registration Status
In order to remain in compliance with Department of Human Services guidelines and meet the legal staff to child ratio, ACES is unable to accommodate additional Pick Your Care care options at this time. Families that would like to be added to the waiting list may contact the ACES Billing Office at (507) 387-5501.
 
  • Little ACES (incoming Kindergarten students) - is full. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please contact the ACES Billing Office at (507) 387-5501.
  • Eagle Lake, Franklin, Hoover, Jefferson,  & Kennedy ACES - are full. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please contact the ACES Billing Office at (507) 387-5501.
 
Summer Registration Deadline:
Friday, May 3, 2019 @ 4:30 pm

Summer ACES Registration Form

All summer sites are currently full - please contact the ACES billing office at (507) 387-5501 to be added to the waiting list.

Summer Parent Handbook

Summer ACES Field Trips

ACES is dedicated to providing fun and unique experiences for children enrolled in our program. ACES will continue to offer field trips as part of the program but at this time, we cannot guarantee set field trip days. Being flexible on dates and times for field trips reduces the costs, keeping program fees affordable for families.

ACES is committed to providing children with enriching experiences. This does include field trips but will also include enhancing our on-site activities (including visitors and special events) for your child to participate in throughout the summer. 

eAGLE LAKE FIELD TRIP SCHEDULE

FRANKLIN FIELD TRIP SCHEDULE

HOOVER GRADES 1ST-2ND FIELD TRIP SCHEDULE

HOOVER GRADES 3RD-5TH FIELD TRIP SCHEDULE

JEFFERSON FIELD TRIP SCHEDULE

KENNEDY ATLANTIC & CARIBBEAN FIELD TRIP SCHEDULE

Kennedy Pacific Field Trip Schedule

Little aces field trip schedule

 

Summer Vacation Day Request

Vacation request forms must be submitted at least five (5) business days in advance. Please allow 5-7 business days for the request to be processed.

Online request form

Consistent Care families receive five (5) vacation days during the summer session. Families with Pick Your Days contracts are not eligible for vacation days for the summer session.

Summer Contract Change Form

Contract changes and contract withdrawal requests require a 2 week notice. Changes involving additional care dates may be accepted only if space is available. A $15.00 processing fee will be charged to your account for each change made to your child's contract.

Contract change form

Pick Your Day Calendars

Summer Newsletter

Please review the Summer 2019 Newsletter for all things summer! 
We ask that all summer ACES families read through the newsletter as there is important and helpful information about the summer program. 

Summer ACES Locations

The Little ACES Summer Program is for students entering Kindergarten. ACES Summer Program is for students entering 1st - 5th. Although there will be fewer sites offered this Summer, ACES will continue to serve the same number of kids as previous Summers. 
 
ACES Site Locations Little ACES Site Location
Eagle Lake  Lincoln Community Center
Franklin  
Hoover  
Jefferson  
Kennedy  

 

 

Year End Financial Information

The Federal Tax ID number and total tuition paid for the calendar year is available in a PDF document through your online account. This document is available after the 1st of January for the previous tax year. As payment information is considered private and confidential, tax information will only be available to the owner of the account. ACES will not add or remove owners/payers to tax documents. 

Data Privacy & Confidentiality

Mankato Area Public Schools Community Education & Recreation (CER) contracts with software providers to securely collect and maintain registration information. Data you provide is used only for the purposes of administering CER programs. This information is considered private and will be kept confidential, between CER and the registered account owner/payer. (Accounts can have multiple owners/payers.)

Summer Menus

Summer breakfast and lunch menus are now available on the district website. Click here to view!

ACES Electronic Devices Policy

Effective July 9, 2019, student use of personal electronics such as cell phones or smart watches are prohibited at ACES. Personal electronic devices brought to ACES are required to be placed in student lockers, backpacks, or given to the Site Supervisor for safekeeping during program time. Students are allowed to wear smart watches at ACES as long as the device remains off during program time.

SCHOOL YEAR 2019-2020

ACES School Year 2019-2020 Information

School Year Program Dates

Before and After School ACES will run from September 5th, 2019-June 4th, 2020. Please note that certain dates ACES will only be open for Non School Day Care and or closed. Before school care opens at 6:30 AM and after school care closes at 6:00 PM. 

ACES Contract Options & Fees

Contract Type

Fees

Notes

Consistent Care AM (Full Time)

$6.00/day

5 mornings each week

Consistent Care (Part Time) & Pick Your Day AM

$7.50/day

 

Consistent Care PM (Full Time)

$8.50/day

5 afternoons each week

Consistent Care (Part Time) & Pick Your Day PM

$10.50/day

 

Non School Day Rate

$33.75

All day care when school is not session (6:30am-6:00pm)

Registration Fee

$30.00

Nonrefundable, per family

Late Payment Fee

$15.00

 

ACES contracts available this school year:

Option 1 Option 2  Option 3 
Consistent Care
(five days per week)
Consistent Care
(three or four days per week)
Pick Your Days
(variable schedule)
*must commit to sending your child four times per month

*Drop-in care is no longer a contract option.

Online Registration

Registration Update

In order to remain in compliance with Department of Human Services guidelines and meet the legal staff to child ratio, ACES is unable to accommodate additional Pick Your Day care options at this time. In addition, after school care at Bridges, Eagle Lake, Franklin, Hoover, Kennedy, Monroe, Roosevelt, Rosa Parks, and Washington ACES is full for the 2019-2020 school year. Please contact the ACES billing office at (507) 387-5501 or aces@isd77.org to be added to the waiting list.

Online registration

Please be aware that we will ONLY be accepting online registrations moving forward. If you do not have access to a computer or internet, we will have Chromebooks available for families to use at the ACES Billing Office. Any paper registrations submitted to our office via email, mail, fax, or in person will not be accepted.

Non School Day Care

Non School Day Care:
For ACES families who are seeking care when school is not in session. Care is offered through the ACES program on most non-school days. ACES will be closed on major holidays. Only full day options are available.

ACES will offer care on the following non school days:
October 17 & 18
November 8, 26, & 27 
December 23, 26, 27, & 30
January 20 & 27
February 17 & 18
March 13, 26, 27, & 30 
April 9

ACES Sites and Billing office will be closed on the following non school days: 
November 28 & 29
December 24, 25 & 31
January 1
April 10
May 25

Registration Dates and Deadlines <--- Click Here!

To cancel non school day care, please contact the ACES Billing Office at (507) 387-5501 or email at aces@isd77.org. Care must be cancelled by the registration deadline in order to receive a refund.

Pick Your Day Calendars

Calendars and payments are always due by the 15th of the month prior. A $15.00 late fee will be added to any calendar or payment received after the 15th deadline. Calendars will not be accepted as of the 1st of the month.  

Calendars will need to be submitted online.

Please see our FAQ page if you are having difficulties or contact our office for further assistance. 
 

Contract Change Form

Contract changes require 5 business days notice and contract withdrawals require a two (2) week notice. Changes involving additional care can be accepted only if space is available. A $15.00 processing fee will be charged to your account for each change made to your child's contract.

Contract change form

Vacation Day Request

Vacation request forms can be submitted at ANY time and will result as a credit on your account. Please allow 5-7 business days for the credit to be processed.

Vacation Day Request

Add-A-Day Form

Add-a-days are for currently enrolled families who need to add a session of care not regularly scheduled. Add-a-day care is subject to office approval and is on a space available basis. Requests must be submitted at least two business in advance. 

Add-a-day request

School Year Handbook

Newsletter

Data Privacy & Confidentiality

Mankato Area Public Schools Community Education & Recreation (CER) contracts with software providers to securely collect and maintain registration information. Data you provide is used only for the purposes of administering CER programs. This information is considered private and will be kept confidential, between CER and the registered account owner/payer. (Accounts can have multiple owners/payers.)

School Year Registration Dates

2019-2020 ACES registration is now open!

Please note: 

In order to remain in compliance with Department of Human Services guidelines and meet the legal staff to child ratio, ACES is unable to accommodate additional Pick Your Day care options at this time. In addition, after school care at Bridges, Eagle Lake, Franklin, Hoover, Kennedy, Monroe, Roosevelt, Rosa Parks, and Washington ACES is full for the 2019-2020 school year. Please contact the ACES billing office at (507) 387-5501 or aces@isd77.org to be added to the waiting list.

Current School Year 18-19 & Summer 2019 Families:
Registration Begins:
Wednesday, April 10th @ 7:30 am
Registration Closes:
Sunday, April 14th, 2019 @ 11:59 pm
 
Mankato Area Public Schools:
Registration Begins:
Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 @ 7:30 am

 

Year End Financial Information

The Federal Tax ID number and total tuition paid for the calendar year is available in a PDF document through your online account. This document is available after the 1st of January for the previous tax year. As payment information is considered private and confidential, tax information will only be available to the owner of the account. ACES will not add or remove owners/payers to tax documents. 

ACES Electronic Devices Policy

Effective July 9, 2019, student use of personal electronics such as cell phones or smart watches are prohibited at ACES. Personal electronic devices brought to ACES are required to be placed in student lockers, backpacks, or given to the Site Supervisor for safekeeping during program time. Students are allowed to wear smart watches at ACES as long as the device remains off during program time.

Summer 2020

Summer ACES 2020 Information

Summer Registration Dates

Summer 2020 Registration Dates:
Registration begins:
Wednesday, March 4th @ 6:30 AM
Registration closes:
Sunday, March 8th @ 11:59 PM (unless site fills before)
 
Mankato Area Public School Families/ Mankato Private School Families (Missed Priority Registration/New Families):
Registration begins:
Wednesday, March 11th @ 6:30 AM
Registration closes:
Sunday, March 15th @ 11:59 PM (unless site fills before)
 
Out of District Families:
Registration begins:
Wednesday, March 18th @ 6:30 AM
Registration closes:
Once site is full. 

 

 

 

Online Registration

ONLINE REGISTRATION

Please be aware that we will ONLY be accepting online registrations moving forward. If you do not have access to a computer or internet, we will have Chromebooks available for families to use at the ACES Billing Office. Any paper registrations submitted to our office via email, mail, fax, or in person will not be accepted.

Contracts Offered

Coming soon!

Fee structure

Coming soon!

Summer ACES Sites

The Little ACES Summer Program is for students entering Kindergarten. ACES Summer Program is for students entering 1st - 5th. 

Summer sites coming soon! 

Parent Handbook

Coming soon!

End of Year Financial Information

The Federal Tax ID number and total tuition paid for the calendar year is available in a PDF document through your online account. This document is available after the 1st of January for the previous tax year. As payment information is considered private and confidential, tax information will only be available to the owner of the account. ACES will not add or remove owners/payers to tax documents. 

Data Privacy & Confidentiality

Mankato Area Public Schools Community Education & Recreation (CER) contracts with software providers to securely collect and maintain registration information. Data you provide is used only for the purposes of administering CER programs. This information is considered private and will be kept confidential, between CER and the registered account owner/payer. (Accounts can have multiple owners/payers.)

ACES Electronic Devices Policy

Effective July 9, 2019, student use of personal electronics such as cell phones or smart watches are prohibited at ACES. Personal electronic devices brought to ACES are required to be placed in student lockers, backpacks, or given to the Site Supervisor for safekeeping during program time. Students are allowed to wear smart watches at ACES as long as the device remains off during program time.

School Year 2020-2021

School Year 2020-2021 Information

School Year Registration Dates

School Year 2019-2020 & Summer 2020 Priority Registration:
Registration begins:
Wednesday, April 1st @ 6:30 AM
Registration closes:
Sunday, April 5th @ 11:59 PM (unless site fills before)
Mankato Area Public School Families (Missed Priority Registration/New Families):
Registration begins:
Wednesday, April 15th @ 6:30 AM
Registration closes:
Once site is full. 

Online Registration

ONLINE REGISTRATION

Please be aware that we will ONLY be accepting online registrations moving forward. If you do not have access to a computer or internet, we will have Chromebooks available for families to use at the ACES Billing Office. Any paper registrations submitted to our office via email, mail, fax, or in person will not be accepted.

Contracts Offered

Coming soon!

Fee Structure

Coming soon!

Parent Handbook

Coming soon!

End of Year Financial Information

The Federal Tax ID number and total tuition paid for the calendar year is available in a PDF document through your online account. This document is available after the 1st of January for the previous tax year. As payment information is considered private and confidential, tax information will only be available to the owner of the account. ACES will not add or remove owners/payers to tax documents. 

Data Privacy & Confidentiality

Mankato Area Public Schools Community Education & Recreation (CER) contracts with software providers to securely collect and maintain registration information. Data you provide is used only for the purposes of administering CER programs. This information is considered private and will be kept confidential, between CER and the registered account owner/payer. (Accounts can have multiple owners/payers.)

ACES Electronic Devices Policy

Effective July 9, 2019, student use of personal electronics such as cell phones or smart watches are prohibited at ACES. Personal electronic devices brought to ACES are required to be placed in student lockers, backpacks, or given to the Site Supervisor for safekeeping during program time. Students are allowed to wear smart watches at ACES as long as the device remains off during program time.

Health Forms

 

Consent for Administration of Medication Form - This form must be filled out and returned to the ACES site before your child's first day. The consent for administration of medication form must be renewed each ACES session. Written parent permission and written physician orders are required before any medication is dispensed during the ACES program. Medications must be in their original container with proper label. Site Supervisors do not have access to the school nurse's office. Parents are responsible for transferring medication to the Non School Day/Summer Sites.
 

consent form for administration of medication

Allergy Emergency Plan
Asthma - RAD Emergency Plan
Seizure Emergency Plan
Generic Health Condition Emergency Plan
Diabetes emergency plan

 

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ's

General

How old does my child have to be to attend the ACES program?
  • School Year:
    • Children who are attending grades K-5 may register for the ACES program. 
  • Summer:
    • Children who are entering Kindergarten may register for Little ACES. Children entering 1st through 5th may register for the ACES program.
ACES is no longer able to accept preschool students. 
 
When does my child need to wear an ACES Shirt?
  • School Year:
    • If your child is registered for a Non School Day field trip, the program will provide your child with an ACES t-shirt to wear during the off site field trip. 
  • Summer:
    • Children are required to wear their ACES shirt on field trip days or days off site. Rental t-shirts will be given to children who do not wear a field trip t-shirt on field trip days; a rental fee will be assessed to your account at the end of each week. 

Eleyo

  • Eleyo is the online system that the ACES billing office and families use to register, request contract changes, view invoices, and make payments. 
  • If you are needing assistance submitting or finding information on your Eleyo account, please refer to our Eleyo FAQ page.

Non School Day

  • Please refer to the current school year information section for when Non School Day care will be provided to current ACES families. 
  • If you are needing to cancel a Non School Day, please see our Eleyo FAQ page

Billing

How does the ACES program bill families?
  • School Year:
    • ACES bills on a monthly basis and fees are always paid in advance. Payments are due by the 1st of every month. Late accounts will be charged a $15.00 late fee.
  • Summer:
    • ACES bills on a bimonthly basis and fees are always paid in advance. Payments are always due the 1st and 15th of the month. Late accounts will be charged a $15.00 late fee. 
Please check the email you provided to our office and your Eleyo account for invoices. If you receive Child Care Assistance through the county for ACES, invoices will be mailed to you at the address provided and will not be e-mailed. County Assistance families should follow their paper invoice versus their online account. 

 

Attendance

Do I need to notify the ACES program if my child will not be attending?
Yes, ACES sites do require notice when a child is not attending. 
  • If your child will not be attending because of a scheduled appointment, vacation, or other planned absence, contact the ACES billing office. 
  • If your child is ill, text or call and leave a message on the ACES site cell phone. 
Due to the amount of time involved trying to find children when staff have not been notified of their absence, a $15.00 finder's fee will be assessed. 
 
What if I am unable to pick up my child by 6:00 pm?
If an emergency delays you and you are unable to pick up your child on time, arrange for an authorized pick up person to pick up your child and call the program staff immediately. 
 
A late fee of $1.00 per minute will be charged to your account. Continued late pick ups may result in removal from the program. 
 
Can my child attend on a day not regularly scheduled?
Children enrolled in the ACES program can attend on a non scheduled day as long as there is space available.
See "Add-A-Day" on page 8 of the ACES Parent Handbook for more information. 
 

Weather

What happens in the event of Severe Weather/School Closings?
  • During the School Year Session:
    • If Mankato Area Public Schools...
      • delay the school start time, morning ACES will be closed. 
      • dismiss early, afternoon ACES will be closed.
      • close for the entire day, ACES will be closed completely. 
  • During Non School Days & Summer Session:
    • The Community Education & Recreation Director is the defining authority in the event of severe weather/school closings. During the off site field trips, travel decisions will be made at the discretion of the ACES program coordinator and the bus company/drivers. Staff will contact parents regarding closings due to inclement weather. Postings will also be made on the Community Education & Recreation website and Facebook page

Contact Us

ACES Billing Office Hours (School Year)
  • Monday-Friday: 8AM-4:30PM
Summer Hours
  • Monday-Thursday 8AM-4:30PM
  • Friday: 7:30AM-4:00PM
Email: aces@isd77.org
Phone: (507) 387-5501
Fax: (507) 387-4700
Mail or Drop Off: 110 Fulton Street, Mankato, MN 56001
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