I NEED HELP WITH CHILD CARE
Kid's Place Child Care Programs:
Offer a full day care for children aged 33 months through 5 years, and before and after school care for children in grades K-6. Full-day child care is also available for school-aged children on most non-school days and during the summer.
Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery:
Very short-term care for infants and children 6 and under to help parents who are in crisis and unable to safely care for their child. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days of the week.
Hennepin County Child Care Assistance:
Help may be available through the Child Care Assistance Program, although there has been a waiting list that sometimes lasts two years.
Minnesota Child care Assistance Program (CCAP):
CCAP can help to make quality child care affordable for income-eligible families. All families will have a co-payment based on their gross income and family size. Child Care Assistance is available to:
- Families participating in Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP)
- Families that had an MFIP case close within the last 12 months
- Low-income families that may be eligible for the Basic Sliding Fee program.
The Child Care Assistance Program can help families pay child care costs for children up to age 12, and for children with special needs up to age 14. Child care costs may be paid for qualifying families while they go to work, look for work or attend school. To qualify for CCAP, families must comply with child support enforcement if applicable for all children in the family. Care must be provided by a legal child care provider over the age of 18. To fill out an application and find out if you qualify for any CCAP programs, contact Hennepin County Child Care Assistance at 612-348-5937.
GOOD TO KNOW
Hennepin County Child Protection Guidelines for Supervising Children:
Age 7 and under: Under no circumstances can the child be left unattended.
Age 9: A child may be left unattended for up to 2 hours.
Ages 10-13: A child may be left unattended for up to 12 hours.
Ages 14-17: A child may be left unattended for up to 24 hours.
Children under the age of 11 may NOT babysit other children.
Anyone who is concerned about the possible abuse or neglect of a child should contact the Child Protection reporting line at 612-348-3552 or call 911. You can remain anonymous.
Hennepin County Curfews Enforced in St. Louis Park
Kids have curfews in St. Louis Park. It's not just to keep your kids out of trouble- it's to protect them from becoming victims as well.
Weekdays Fridays & Saturdays
Under Age 12 Home by 9 PM Home by 10 PM
Ages 12-14 Home by 10 PM Home by 11 PM
Ages 15-17 Home by 11 PM Home by Midnight