Resources

Kids Place Childcare

Kids Place works in cooperation with the families, schools, and the community of St. Louis Park to provide a high quality, professional child care program that is academically enriching, fun and safe for all children. Our goal is to provide a safe, caring environment which allows your child the opportunity to learn and grow among friends. Whether your family has a preschooler, or school-age child, we understand your need to know that your child is well cared for during the day.

Kids Place hours of operation at 6:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, year round. Children in grades K-5 attend Kids Place at their school of attendance. Children aged 33 months to age 5 attend Kids Place at Central Early Learning Center. 

Central Clinic

Central Community Clinic is a free, walk-in clinic for children from birth through high school who live or go to school to public or private schools in St. Louis Park or Hopkins school districts. Central Clinic’s mission is to reduce barriers to health care for the children and youth of our community.

Location

The clinic is located in Central Community Center at the intersection of Highway 7 & Wooddale Ave. The clinic entrance is on 35th Street on the northwest side of the building (near the high school football field). 

Clinic hours

The clinic is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. during the school year; the clinic is closed from the end of school until approximately the last week of July, and during school holidays.

Services

No appointments are needed (or offered)—patients are seen on a first come, first served basis. Central is an independent clinic, staffed by doctors from Park Nicollet–Creekside clinic. Services offered include well-child care, immunizations (for children qualifying for the MN Vaccines for Children program), evaluation and treatment of acute illnesses, sports physicals, and adolescent health care. Because of our limited availability, the clinic does not manage chronic diseases like diabetes, asthma, Attention Deficit Disorder or depression, but we can provide referral information when additional care is needed. We do not have X-ray or facilities to care for significant injuries.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Children who are five years old on or before September 1, 2021 are eligible to begin kindergarten in the Fall of 2021. 

State law requires completion of a developmental screening (i.e. Early Childhood Screening) prior to entrance into kindergarten. Early Learning Services conducts screenings for St. Louis Park children to help identify those who may benefit from early childhood services before they enter school, and connects them with the appropriate resources and programs

This free service is required by the State of Minnesota. The ideal age is 3 1/2 to 4.

Screening includes a vision, hearing, and developmental assessment, as well as an opportunity to discuss any family circumstance that you feel may affect your child’s learning readiness.

Screenings are conducted at Central Clinic (enter from 35th St. & Wooddale Ave., entrance #7 – Central Clinic). Appointments are required.

To register for screening, go online to www.slpcommunityed.com, choose the “Birth to Five” category and then choose Early Childhood Screening. Or you can register by calling 952-928-6774.

Kids Place provides exceptional child care options for working families.  As part of St. Louis Park Schools, we share the district’s commitment to ensure all students are provided high quality learning opportunities within a safe environment.

All children ages 33 months through grade 5 are welcome to attend Kids Place. 

Visit https://slpcommunityed.com/kids-place/ for more information. 

This free service is required by the State of Minnesota. The ideal age is 3 1/2 to 4.

Screening includes a vision, hearing, and developmental assessment, as well as an opportunity to discuss any family circumstance that you feel may affect your child’s learning readiness.

Screenings are conducted at Central Clinic (enter from 35th St. & Wooddale Ave., entrance #7 – Central Clinic). Appointments are required.

To register for screening, go online to www.slpcommunityed.com, choose the “Birth to Five” category and then choose Early Childhood Screening. Or you can register by calling 952-928-6774.

Aquila, Peter Hobart and Susan Lindgren are officially authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization to provide all students a rigorous and diverse education through the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP). 

St. Louis Park joins together with schools from across the world in the IB-PYP to create educational opportunities that prepare students to be independent learners, understand different cultures, embrace challenges of the 21st century, and thrive in a global society.

Visit https://www.slpschools.org/Page/2340 for more information about the IB-PYP. 

Minnesota Statute 121A.15 requires that all children must be immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B series and varicella (or a record of chicken pox), unless a family files a legal medical or conscientious exemption.

A copy of the student’s current immunization record must be on file at their school. Check now with your family doctor or clinic to see if your child(ren) has all the immunizations required for their age. If the student receives an immunization during the summer months, you can send the District a copy of the immunization record by mail or fax, or drop it off at the school. If you have questions or do not have insurance, contact the nurse at your child’s school for assistance. 

Visit www.bit.ly/SLPimmunizations for more information. 

The mission of Health Services is to create and sustain a school health system that promotes and supports student achievement, health and wellbeing.

Licensed School Nurses (LSNs) serve students across the District by providing nursing treatments; medication delegation, administration & supervision; and assesses health status and plans for students. They also provide health education, consultation, and referrals to community resources.

Health Aides are assigned to each school to provide immediate care for ill and injured students, administer medication (under the direction of the LSN), assist with vision screening, process immunization records, and maintain health records.

Visit www.slpschools.org/health for more information. 

Because of staffing and enrollment changes made throughout the summer, class lists are not finalized until August. Specific teacher assignments will be shared with families at that time. 

Kindergarten students are eligible to ride the bus if they live 0.6 mile or more from their school. Bus routes will be sent to families in August. Bus safety and behavior rules along with other transportation related information can be found online at www.slpschools.org/transportation

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