Child Care/Friendship Connection

Information about Friendship Connection and childcare services during the transition to in-person learning.  

Friendship Connection will continue to run with adjusted hours; we will open at 7:00am and close at 5:30pm. When your child(ren) returns to in-person school, you are able to register them for before-school, after-school, and/or all-day Friday care. See the table below for registration deadlines. If you are non-tier 1 Friday care registration will work like a non-school day. Friday care is $42.00 for care from 7:00am - 5:30pm.* Bills for January will be run on Tuesday, January 12 and will still be due by January 15th. *Central Park and Edgerton will be located at Edgerton on these Fridays regarding care.

School Day Care will continue to operate for tier 1 families during normal school hours. As your child(ren) return to in-person school, Fridays will be the only day School Day Care is available. If you are tier 1, do not register for the fee-based Friday care. Please update your contracts with your child’s schedule so we can staff appropriately. If you need care beyond the school day, register for morning or afternoon Friendship Connection, as usual. 

Please note - we will accept Friendship Connection schedules as space allows. We may utilize a waitlist as we hire more staff. 

Below are important contract change and registration deadlines, please read:

Date Deadlines for
January 11

K-1 and CID, DCD, EBD program families 

  • Add/change before/after school Friendship Connection schedules
  • Register for Friday (NSD Care)
  • Tier 1 only - adjust School Day Care schedule
January 26

Pre-K, grades 2-6 families 

  • Add/change before/after school Friendship Connection schedules
  • Register for Friday NSD Care
  • Tier 1 only - adjust School Day Care schedule

Registration

Families will be notified of registration approval via email.

COVID-19 changes and safety procedures

Friendship Connection and School Day Care will place students in "pods" to limit exposure. This is in accordance with the MN Department of Health childcare guidance and the 2020-21 School Year Planning Guidance. Staff and youth will wear masks, follow social distancing guidelines, and sanitize surfaces and materials regularly. 

All childcare providers have been asked to create and share a COVID-19 preparedness plan. The Friendship Connection plan can be found here. This is a live document and will be updated as new guidance and information about COVID-19 is available. 

We have created a frequently asked questions document to try and answer questions you may have. If you have additional questions, please contact Jacob Mack at jacob.mack@isd623.org or 651-604-3505.

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