We provide a high quality childcare with a variety of fun, stimulating, and enriching opportunities for school age children in a safe environment. We strive to create meaningful experiences for children that complement the school day.
During the school year, childcare services are offered at the 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.
Questions about School Age Care? Contact the SAC business office for more information at (651) 982-8365.
Steps Ahead Childcare Ages 4 & 5
Steps Ahead Childcare located at the Central Learning Center and Lino Lakes Elementary Stem School. Steps Ahead is a comprehensive pre-kindergarten experience for 4 and 5 year olds. Children will participate in group activities, guided play and learning activities in language, literacy, math, science and physical/motor development. Children may choose to attend preschool with the Early Childhood Program. While building social and personal skills, children will gain independence and confidence as early learners.
Questions about Steps Ahead? Contact Nancy Blocher at (651) 982-8364.
Sonic (Grades 4 - 6)
Located at each of our SAC sites. Activities will encourage students to develop new skills and pursue interests while providing a place to hang out with friends in a safe, supervised environment.
Summer Sonic is for youth who have completed grades 4-7. During the summer, Sonic is usually offered at the same three sites that SAC is offered.
Sonic provides excellent care for the older students. Sonic offers clubs, field trips and service opportunities in the community that are initiated by the students in the program.