School-Year Childcare

Connections LLC is a licensed childcare company contracting with North Lakes Academy to provide childcare before and after school.

It is licensed to serve a maximum of 20 students at one time.


Our morning session is from 6:15am to 7:30am.

Our after school session is from 2:20pm to 6pm.

On non-school days we are open from 6:15am to 6pm.

Connections is open on all school days and is closed when school is not in session.

Connections 2020-2021 Pay Rate Schedule:

To register your student(s) 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 $25 per child checks made out to "Connections."

Send registration fee and forms 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.

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

CCAP assistance program is accepted.


After school until 4:30pm

B4/Aft school until 4:30pm

After school until 6:00pm

B4/Aft school until 6:00pm

Non-School Days












$43/day (after registration                         deadline)


If you have QUESTIONS about Connections, County Child Care Assistance or Registration, please contact:

Connections Director

Shelayne Zeidler

(651) 788–3430


Looking for fun activities for your kids this summer? Summer Day camp at NLA may be just what you are looking for!


Connections will be running 2 week long day camps for kids entering kindergarten - 6th grade. We will meet at NLA Elementary Campus from 8am to 3pm July 12 - 16 and August 9 - 13. We will utilize the great outdoors and woods most of the time, but have great indoor facilities available for inclement weather and some activities as well.


These camps will feature group games and challenges, nature crafts and projects, camping and survival skills like outdoor cooking, knot tying, building a shelter, composting and much more! A great way for kids to connect with other NLA friends, learn new skills, have a lot of fun and enjoy the outdoors! A healthy snack will be provided, but your child will need to bring their lunch, a water bottle and sunscreen each day.


Registration is open now!

$150 per child per week for early bird registration before June 10th, or $175 per child per week after that. You can turn this in at the front office. Be sure to make checks out to Connections.