Panther Kids Club is a certified program that offers before and after school care to children in kindergarten through 6th grade for an affordable hourly rate! We also offer care during school breaks and summer. Games, crafts, meals and snacks, and lots of outdoor play are just some of what is included in our program. We also offer the convenience of being located right within the school and during the summer, we offer transportation to summer recreation, swimming lessons, and take the children to do other fun activities around town!
Panther Cubs Childcare Center is a licensed center conveniently located within our elementary school and offers full-time care to children ages 6 weeks up until they start kindergarten! Because we are part of the district, all meals and snacks are provided directly from the school. Children in our preschool room who are also enrolled in district preschool classes are conveniently brought to and from their preschool classrooms, located just down the hall, which means parents don’t have to worry about transportation! We provide a safe, loving environment with play-based learning and a curriculum is being put in place as we work toward our 3-star Parent Aware rating. We spend lots of time outdoors, reading books, listening to music, and letting the kids get creative with arts and crafts!
For more information on either of these programs, please contact our Childcare Coordinator Michelle Olson at (218) 338-4079 ext. 500, or via email at [email protected], or create an account with Bright Wheel and fill out a registration request form linked below and we will reach out to you as soon as possible!
Letter of introduction from Michelle Olson as our new Childcare Coordinator:
My name is Michelle Olson, and I am excited to be working in the Parkers Prairie School district and community. Our 4 children have had the good fortune of attending this school, 3 of which have graduated in the last few years, with one more remaining in the high school. From the time they began their education I have worked and volunteered in the district. Both the community and staff have been a wonderful place for us ALL to learn and grow. I have held a few different positions over the years, first as an in-home daycare provider, a Reading Corps Literacy Tutor, Paraprofessional and most recently, a teacher. My experience has allowed me to work with children of all ages and stages of development. Our district has embraced the idea that our responsibility in the education of children does not begin at school age, but rather at birth. All of these positions have enabled me to gain an understanding of the importance of the “cradle to college” concept. The Panthers Cubs Childcare Center is the place where your children’s education begins. Their experience in our school building will be high quality, individualized, as well as nurturing. The staff in our center are highly trained and qualified, but most importantly, they love the smallest members of our community. I am so excited to have this opportunity, and I am confident that our services will meet the expectations and needs of your family.
Sincerely, Michelle Olson