Four multicolored pinwheels

Just 4 Kids provides children with a safe, fun experience while offering families a variety of child care options. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children develop a variety of skills helpful to kindergarten transition. Our focus is on having fun while enhancing children’s confidence and individual skills.

Just 4 Kids offers:

  • Whole group activities to develop social skills, both structured play and free choice time.

  • Introduction of numbers and letter sights/sounds

  • Hands on experience to further creative learning

  • Activities to reinforce writing and fine motor skills

  • Playground and gym activities

Does my child have to turn 3 by a certain date to attend Just 4 Kids?
Children need to turn 3 by September 1 to register for Kids Connection during the school year. Children age three, currently in the Just 4 Kids program, may register for summer care.

What are the hours of operation?
Kids Connection is open to families 6:00 am - 6:00 pm

Is Just 4 Kids a Preschool?
Just 4 Kids is not a licensed preschool. Preschool Place 15 is located at Early Childhood Family Center, please contact 763-753-7170 for more information. Just 4 Kids offers a planned curriculum structured to develop and reinforce Kindergarten readiness skills.

Will Just 4 Kids bus my child to Preschool Place 15? What is the cost of transportation?
Yes. Transportation from Just 4 Kids to Preschool Place 15 will is provided at no additional cost. Students must attend Just 4 Kids before and after Preschool.

If my school age child attends Kids Connection at Cedar Creek Elementary School or East Bethel Elementary School can I bring my 3-5 year old to that Kids Connection location?
You may choose to bring both children to your K-5 child’s school location. 3-5 year old children will ride a bus to Early Childhood Family Center at the start of the school day and will return to CCES/EBES at the end of the school day.

Will Just 4 Kids provide lunch or breakfast for my child?
for the 2021-22 school year St. Francis Area Schools is participating in the United States Department of Agriculture provision that will provide FREE meals to all students. There is a fee is the students would like a second breakfast: $2.30, second lunch: $4.05. These fees are not included in Kids Connection fees.

Does my child have to nap at Just 4 Kids?
Just 4 Kids does have a 20 minute quiet time each day. During quiet time we play soft music and ask that the children lie down and relax quietly. Children are invited to bring a blanket and/or lovey.

What should my child bring to Just 4 Kids?
We ask that each child bring a change of clothing in a clear zip lock bag to keep on site. Children are also encouraged to bring a blanket or towel for rest. Children are welcome to bring a "lovey" for rest time.