Cool Kids


Because many parents need to be away from home when their school-age children are not in school, the “Cool Kids” program was established in September of 1992. It is the goal of this program to provide opportunities for exploration, socialization and recreation in a safe and caring childcare environment

Registration for fall will be May 15th at 6:00 PM at Town Hall.

Location:
By the early childhood classrooms and cafeteria
(use door #6 by playground)

Hours: M-F 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Fees: UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Snacks and juice will be provided at 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and after school.

The a.m. children may use the school breakfast program if they choose.
For more information on Cool Kids, please contact us at the Cool Kids number 879-4038 or 655-5010

Cool Kids Staff
Kirsten Koskela- Coordinator
Staci Wisted - Program Assistant
Hannah Dunbar - Program Assistant
Darlene Dunbar - Program Assistant
Stephanie Sorenson - Program Assistant
Leann Fetter - Program Assistant
Gayle Disch - Program Assistant
Jenna Proulx - Program Assistant
Brianna Mattonen- Program Assistant
Steve Krueger- Program Assistant
Rachel Jenkiins- Program Assistant

Contact us:
Cool Kids direct line: 655-5010
Other phone: 879-4038 ext. 2

General E-mail for Cool Kids staff and scheduling: coolkids@esko.k12.mn.us
E-mail for billing questions:
kirkoskela@esko.k12.mn.us
Cool Kids is open to all four year olds - Grade 6, and 3 year old children who are enrolled in Esko School Readiness classes. 

Hourly Rate = UNDER CONSTRUCTION
We will be using a pre-pay system in the fall. Families will request a schedule for the following week by Wednesday at 12:00 PM. Invoices will be sent out on Thursday. Payments  are due by Friday midnight. Childcare will be provided to children on Monday for families that missed paying their bill, but families will need to find other accommodations by Tuesday if no payment is made. A late fee will be added to any payments made after Friday midnight.

Registration Fee: $20 per child

Registration Process:

  • Regular schedules will be accepted and entered onto the schedule on a priority basis. Families needing care for five days a week will get first priority followed by families needing 4 days of care a week and so on.
  • A schedule of care requested must accompany registration.
  • If you anticipate using Cool Kids only on an occasional basis you may fill out the registration application and will need to request dates and we will provide care as it is available.