Cool Kids



Our mission is to provide a safe and fun environment for children ages 4 through 5th grade. Our middle of the day care for 4-year-olds is called Cool Cubs, and our before and after school program is called Cool Kids. At Cool Kids/Cubs we, play, do assorted crafts, make friends, play outside, read, learn and grow! During the summer we get to go on field trips every week, play outside and have relay and team games! It has never been more fun to be a Cool Kid or Cool Cub!

Registration for Summer 2024 is full.
Registration for school year 24-25 is full. 

Students currently enrolled in the program get first priority. If we have openings after current students enroll, we admit students on a first come first served basis. 
Register in Eleyo.

 Location: 16 E Hwy 61 Esko, MN 55733
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 10 Esko, MN 55733

Fall Hours: M-F 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Summer Hours: M-F 6:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Snacks are provided during the day and after school.

The AM children may use the school breakfast program if they choose. Breakfast will be provided in the Cool Kids room for preschool students. 

 Contact us:

Cool Kids direct line: 655-5010
Other phone: 879-4038 

General E-mail for Cool Kids staff, scheduling & billing: [email protected]

Cool Kids Billing:

School Age Care for before & after school is $50 regardless of scheduled use.
$50 will be charged for each child every week of the school year except spring break and winter break. (38 weeks total)

Cool Cubs Wrap around care:
Wrap around care for students attending Pre-K programs is $125 per week every week of the school year except spring and winter break. (38 weeks total)


This was approved at the school board level February 13, 2023 prior to registration.

What do parents have to say about Cool Kids? 

I wanted to write and tell you what a wonderful program you offer and how much it has meant to us this school year! Jayce has grown in so many ways this year. I have loved hearing him share the stories of games he’s played, jokes he’s learned and new friends he has made (older and younger). We feel this after-school program has been more of a mentorship for Jayce and he will miss attending Cool Kids next year as he will be in 6th Grade.

Keep up the great work and thank you for being a positive light for these kids each and every day!

-Natalie Johnson 

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