KidKare/School Age Care (for ages 3 to 13)

KidKare Program

KidKare extends your child's learning day while providing high quality care in a safe and fun environment.  We offer before and after school care, full day non-school day care and summer care.  KidKare sites are located at Northwinds Elementary, Parkside Elementary, Tatanka Elementary, Hanover Elementary and Montrose Elementary.  The Parkside site serves Discovery and Parkside students.  Hanover, Parkside, Northwinds and Tatanka also serves preschool children ages 3-5 with our KinderKids program.  We offer half-day care, full-day care and wrap-around care for students enrolled in the district ECFE program. KidKare cannot, and will not, discriminate against any child or family on the basis of race, creed, gender, or disability.  KidKare is open year-round, except major holidays.

Link to Registration program - to register, make changes to your contract, or to make a payment.

KidKare WILL REMAIN OPEN on snow days (in exteme conditions this may be not be possible - messages would go out with the district phone calls).  When school is a late start or early release due to weather, KidKare will be open. On early release days we will be open until the last child is picked up.  We just ask you as parents to use your best judgement to pick up your child/ren as soon as possible.

For more information about the KidKare program or to register, contact Lori Trogstad, KidKare Coordinator, at 763.682.8787.  The KidKare handbook and registration forms are available to download below.

KidKare offers:
  • Non-school day care year round
  • Quality staff
  • KinderKids (full-day pre-school program at Parkside, Northwinds and Tatanka)
  • Age appropriate enrichment activities
  • Indoor and outdoor activities
  • Flexible schedules
  • Homework help
  • Summer SunBlock classes
KidKare Sites:
Parkside:   763-682-8746                Hanover:     763-682-0870 
Montrose:  763-682-8360                Northwinds:  763-682-8830
Tatanka:    763-682-8631

KidKare Program Closed:

KidKare is CLOSED: Thanksgiving Day, day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve holiday, Christmas Day holiday, New Year's Day holiday, President's Day, Memorial Day, July 4th holiday and Labor Day.  (KidKare is closed the Monday and Tuesday following the last day of school in June and the full week before the start of the up-coming school year.)

Summer 2019

Our 2019 Summer program runs from Wednesday, June 12 - Friday, August 23, 2019  Registration for summer 2019 KidKare opens March 4.

2018-2019 School year

2018-2019 School Year Rates/Registration

School year 2018-2019 registration will open Monday, June 25, 2018. 

KidKare loves to build relationships and have fun while providing a safe, nuturing, learning environment for your children. 


KinderKids is our preschool program within KidKare.  This program is available year-round at the Hanover, Parkside, Northwinds and Tatanka sites.  Hanover site is available only to children who are enrolled in a Hanover ECFE class.

KinderKids follows the Early Learning Success Curriculum - which introduces and reinforces alphabet recognition, writing, and phonetics, counting and number reccognition and writing, colors, shapes and other school readiness skills - all in fun, theme-based activities.  This is an accredited curriculum based on the state standards.

KidKare Site Information

KidKare offers care at 5 sites in the Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose district.


Parent Handbook is full of information for you!

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