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School-Year Childcare

Connections LLC is a licensed childcare company contracting with North Lakes Academy to provide childcare before and after school and on Teacher In-Service Days. 



Connections is licensed to serve a maximum of 26 students at one time.


Morning sessions are from 6:30am to 7:20am.

After school sessions are from 2:15pm to 6:00pm.

On Teacher In-Service Days we are open from 7:00am to 5:00pm.


Connections is closed during school holidays, with the exception of Teacher In-Service days. We will provide care on these days provided there are at least 5 students paid and registered to attend at least a week in advance. Please register your student for these In-Service days using the link below and send your payment to the school marked for Connections (checks also payable to Connections) if you are interested in care on these days. The address is shown to the right.

Connections 2022-2023 Pay Rate Schedule:

Daily Rates for Consistent Schedule
Daily Rates for Inconsistent/Drop-In
Eggs & Gluten

Before School 6:30-7:30am
After school until 4:30pm
After school until 6:00pm
Teacher In-Service Days




To register your student(s) for before and/or after school care please fill-out the following 3 forms and pay the Registration Fee:


1. Registration Form  (click to fill-out online)

2. Health Care Summary (print & mail with registration fee)

3. A Bit About Your Child  (print & mail with registration fee)


Registration Fee is $30 per child, make checks payable to "Connections."


Send registration fee, Health Care Summary form, and A Bit About Your Child form to:


NLA Elementary


4576 232nd St. N

Forest Lake, MN 55025

Shelayne Zeidler:


NOTE: Registration is not complete until the Registration Fee has been received.


Click on the Connections Parent Guide to view our policies and procedures and additional information about Connections.


A healthy snack will be provided each day involving two food groups.


CCAP assistance program is accepted.


If you have QUESTIONS about Connections Childcare, please contact:


Shelayne Zeidler

Connections Director

(651) 788–3430

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