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2020-2021 Kidstop Brochure


Kidstop is a choice-based, high quality and enriching school-age care experience for children in Kindergarten - 5th grade.

Whether your child craves challenge and adventure, connection and friendships, or just wants to chill, Kidstop offers engaging opportunities as unique as your child. Every aspect of what we do has your child in mind. Choice-based programming allows your child to make choices about how they want to spend their time while in our program.

Kidstop is open from 6:30 AM until the school start time, and from school end time until 6:00 PM.

Tuition includes a healthy morning breakfast and afternoon snack based on Osseo Area Schools food and nutrition guidelines.

Kidstop School Year Sites

Basswood Elementary Rice Lake Elementary  
Cedar Island Elementary Rush Creek Elementary  
Edinbrook Elementary Weaver Lake STEM  
Elm Creek Elementary Woodland Elementary  
Fernbrook Elementary Zanewood Community School  
Oak View Elementary    
  • Birch Grove, Fair Oaks, Palmer Lake, and Park Brook students attend Zanewood Kidstop before and after school. Parents drop off at Zanewood in the AM and bus to school. After school students will bus back to Zanewood where children can be picked up.
  • Open from 6:30am until school start time, and from school end time until 6:00pm.
  • Non-School Day programming is offered at all of our programming sites except Osseo Middle School.
  • Kidstop programs are not offered at Crest View or Garden City.

Contract Options

  • CONSISTENT DAY SCHEDULE: Fixed schedule from week to week. Minimum of 3 programming sections (AM or PM) are required. Non-School Days can be added as needed within this contract.
  • PICK YOUR DAYS SCHEDULE: This is a variable schedule. Choose the exact dates or programming sections (AM and/or PM) in a given period of time. You must register for at least 1 school day during registration. Non-School Days can be added as needed within this contract.
  • NON-SCHOOL DAY ONLY (New! 2020-2021 Only): This contract is for families only needing Non-School Day care and is offered when the school is closed, but Kidstop is open. This contract does not allow for school day care options.
  • Tuition Rates shown below.

Schedule Add-on Options for 2020-2021 

Allows Consistent and Pick Your Days Schedule to add school days or sections outside of their regular schedule. Drop-In Care is subject to space availability and Drop-In Care rates apply (see Tuition Rates below).

Drop-In Care Details:
  • Require three business days notice.
  • Requests are made online through our registration system.
Same Day Drop-In Care Details:
  • Less than three business days notice.
  • Requests cannot be made online through the online system. Rather, an email to is required.
  • $37.50 per student/day if registered by deadline (Standard Rate for 2020-2021).
  • $47.94 per student/day if registered after deadline, and subject to space availability (Extended Rate for 2020-2021).
  • NEW for 2020-2021: $52.73 "Same Day" Drop-In Care is subject to availability and must be requested by emailing
  • NSD Rates: Standard Rate applies if registered 14 or more days before a given NSD. Extended Rate applies if registered after our 14 day deadline.

Contract Changes

  • Consistent Schedule Contract: Changes due by 11:59 PM on the Wednesday prior to the week of care. Changes require a $5.00 fee.
  • Pick Your Day Contract: Changes due by 11:59 PM on the Wednesday prior to the week of care. No change fee required for each submission.

Registration Fee

  • 2020-2021 Registration fee before or on 6/2/2020 is $25.00 per student contract.
  • 2020-2021 Registration fee after 6/2/2020 is $35.00 per student contract.


2020-2021 Early Start Schools Tuition Rates

Basswood, Edinbrook, Elm Creek, Fernbrook, Palmer Lake at Zanewood, Park Brook at Zanewood, and Rice Lake

8:50 am – 3:20 pm schools, Grades K-5
 Days Per Week AM PM
 Consistent 5 Full Days (AM and PM) $14.54 $14.54
 Consistent 3, 4, 5 Days (AM and/or PM) $15.30 $16.32
 Pick Your Days (contract) $16.32 $17.34
 School Day Drop-In Care $17.85 $18.87
 "Same Day" Drop-In Care $19.64 $20.76


2020-2021 Late Start Schools Tuition Rates

Birch Grove at Zanewood, Cedar Island, Fair Oaks at Zanewood, Oak View, Rush Creek, Weaver Lake, Woodland, and Zanewood

9:30 am – 4:00 pm schools, Grades K-5
Days Per Week AM PM
Consistent 5 Full Days (AM and PM) $14.54 $14.54
Consistent 3, 4, 5 Days (AM and/or PM) $16.32 $15.30
Pick Your Days Contract $17.34 $16.32
School Day Drop-In Care $18.87 $17.85
"Same Day" Drop-In Care $20.76 $19.64


Frequently Asked Questions


Kidstop Program Calendar

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Kidstop Main Office
Northwest Family Service Center
7051 Brooklyn Blvd.
Brooklyn Center, MN 55429
Ph: 763-585-7281
Fax: 763-585-7284

Kidstop Administrative Assistant
Mary Aydt 
Ph: 763-585-7281  

Billing Specialist
Sue Pumarlo
Ph: 763-585-7285

Kristy Johnson
Ph: 763-585-7280

Program/Staffing Manager
Connie Thomas
Ph: 763-585-7375