Forest Lake Area Schools

Inspire the Learner, Ignite the Potential

Childcare Programs

School Age Care

Before & After School Care

Grades K-3

We provide a high quality childcare with a variety of fun, stimulating, and enriching opportunities for school-age children in a safe environment. We create meaningful experiences for children that complement the school day.

During the school year, childcare services are offered at all elementary schools in the Forest Lake Area School District. School Age Care (SAC) provides care before and after school to children. SAC is also available to enrolled participants on most non-school days at a limited number of sites.

Fun place to be with friends, care for grades 4-6 

Sonic is a before and after school care program for fourth through sixth grade children, serving all elementary schools. The Sonic program allows more independence to 4-6 graders during the school year and to 4-7 graders in the summer. Breakout time depends on the number of older students enrolled at each location. Students have an opportunity to help plan program activities and clubs, make choices, take active leadership roles and participate in service learning projects. 

Summer Sonic is for youth who have completed grades 4-7:
During the summer, Sonic is offered at the same three sites that SAC is offered.

Steps Ahead Childcare 
All-Day Childcare
Ages 3-5

Steps Ahead is for children at least 3 years of age and not yet in kindergarten. For more information click here.

Contact the Childcare office at (651) 982-8365 or email Nancy Siefert at