Kids Depot strives to provide a learning environment for children ages 33 months to 12 years of age.

DAYCARE

Kids Depot Daycare provides care for children ages 33 months through Kindergarten. Children may enroll at 31 months if developmentally ready (as determined by parents and staff, and stated in writing).

The daycare is open Monday-Friday between 6:45 AM – 6:00 PM. The daycare is open 12 months of the year. Registration is held for a school year program and a summer program.

For more inforamtion contact: Kids Depot – depot@stanastasia.net

PRESCHOOL

Kids Depot Preschool is a Christian, non-denominational and non-profit entity of St. Anastasia Parish. We believe every child is unique. We provide a loving, secure environment and employ qualified, caring people to teach, work and play with your child as we help them prepare for Kindergarten.

Kids Depot strives to develop within each child an active curiosity about the world in which the child lives and to encourage an enthusiasm for learning while stimulating creativity and integrating Christian values.

Our Preschool program gives children the opportunity to begin preparing for Kindergarten.  Each of our programs includes songs, stories, art projects, outside and gym time and a loving, nurturing environment where children can explore and grow.

Two Day (Tuesday/Thursday) AM
Designed to give children an introduction to school. We work on social learning skills, following a school-day routine, using materials independently, and many self-help skills that will be needed in later years. We also learn colors, shapes, number and letter recognition, and writing our names!
Recommended for 3’s and younger 4’s
Must be 3 years old by Sept. 1 of registration year
$82.00 per month/child
Meets approximately 65 days

Three Day (Mon./Wed./Friday) AM or PM
A bit more work intensive, this program is designed for older students to help them prepare for Kindergarten. We begin by reviewing classroom routines and material use, but a larger portion of time is spent on learning more academic skills such as letters and sounds, numbers and counting, patterning, rhyming, opposites and writing.
Must be 4 years old by Sept. 1 of registration year
Recommended for 4 & 5 year olds – Year prior to Kindergarten
$105.00 per month/child
Meets approximately 92 days

Curriculum
The curriculum strives to educate the whole child by enhancing the child’s spiritual, emotional, social, physical and intellectual growth through teacher directed and child initiated activities.

Large Motor
Running, jumping, climbing, balance beam, ballplay, creative movement, riding toys, scooters, circle games, parachute.

Fine Motor
Cutting, pasting, painting, stringing, pouring,coloring, writing skills, tying scooping, sorting, zipping, snapping, playing with puzzles, pegboards.

Math/ Language
Number recognition, geometric solids, symbols, quantity, sorting, patterning, categorizing, measuring, and graphing.

Story telling, reading, flannel boards, puppets, sharing days, rhyming sequencing, classification and matching, letter recognition, vocabulary, printing, library and listening center.

Social/Emotional
Block and construction area, dramatic play area, creative movement, free choice, group time, sharing, music housekeeping, service projects, sand and water play, Family Style snack time, stories, helper of the day, line leaders, self-control and independence.

Spiritual
Christian values are modeled and integrated into all areas of learning. Prayer before snacks, children’s religious songs, and finger plays.

For more information contact: Kids Depot – depot@stanastasia.net

Kids Depot is licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

SCHOOL AGE

Kids Depot School Age Program (Latchkey)

Kids Depot School Age Program (Latchkey) for kids who have started Kindergarten through age 12. The program is designed to provide a safe and supervised recreational environment through group and individual activities. Tailored to older kids, we offer activities such as arts and crafts, sports, creative and dramatic play, books and records, manipulative and construction toys, outdoor play, etc. The children will also have access to the St. Anastasia Catholic School computer lab, gym and cafeteria. The program is open to anyone in the community and surrounding areas and is open to all denominations.

The program is available before and after school, and as a summer program.

Kids Depot School Age Summer Program
The School Age Summer Program includes weekly themes and activities, reading and math enrichment, and field trips.

Activities

  • Swimming at the Hutch Pool
  • Weekly trip to the Library
  • Wacky Art Wednesday’s
  • Weekly Field Trips
  • Cooking
  • Gardening
  • Bike and Game Days
  • Picnics and Cookouts
  • Annual Talent Show
  • Kids Depot Carnival
  • End of Summer Party
  • Our facility includes multiple large classrooms, full-size indoor gym, large playground with lots of space to run, a baseball diamond, full-size computer lab, and a library.

Summer Reading and Math

  • Help your children prevent the summer “slide” with our summer enrichment programming.
  • Independent and Group Reading time
  • Practice of math skills using games and math facts
  • Journaling
  • Goals, Prizes and Incentives
  • Individual help for those who need it

Field Trips

  • Como Zoo
  • St. Cloud Skatin’ Place
  • Minnesota Lynx Kids Day
  • Minnetonka Regional Park
  • Summerland
  • Glencoe & Gaylord Pools

For more inforamtion contact: Kids Depot – depot@stanastasia.net

“Kids Depot has been wonderful for my daughter.  We chose Kids Depot because of the Christian atmosphere, awesome staff and fun learning activities.  My daughter cannot wait to tell me about the new songs they sang, the fun art projects they did or the things she played each day when I pick her up.  The staff is wonderful and they have been great working with us through the nervousness my daughter had when starting  a new daycare.  I am proud to be a Kids Depot parent and I am thrilled with the care my daughter receives.” – Sarah, Kids Depot Parent