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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. This past summer we added a super fun, week long, day camp and plan to run it again next summer plus adding another week.

Connections 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 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. Connections 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 below.

Connections 2021-2022 Pay Rate Schedule:

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

After school until 4:30pm
B4/Aft school until 4:30pm
After school until 6:00pm
B4/Aft 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 checks made out 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:

Connections Director

Shelayne Zeidler

(651) 788–3430