The Early Childhood Center and Montessori Program
The Early Childhood Center and Montessori Program is located in the lower level of St. Mary's Hall on the St. Paul campus and provides care to children ages 33 months to 6 years.
- The Children's Center is open Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- For further information, contact the Center at 651.690.6608
- The Center's address is: Mail #4116, St. Paul Campus, St. Mary Hall, 2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Sick Childcare Resources
- View a list of sick childcare resources »
- The child-friendly study rooms on both the Minneapolis and St. Paul campus each contain a 3-ring binder listing St. Kate's students who are interested in babysitting. Their availability and special skills are listed. Access and Success has not interviewed these students, therefore we recommend you interview and visit with them before hiring, as well as establish an agreed upon rate.
- If you are a Katie interested in providing childcare, fill out this form and submit to Access and Success offices. Learn more »
- Rec Check is a free after-school program for youth, grades 1-6, provided at select recreation centers in the city of St. Paul. Youth check in with a staff person when arriving at the center and check out when leaving. Parents can request to be notified when their child does not check in at the center. Rec Check is for youth who live in Saint Paul or go to school in Saint Paul.
Summer Camps and Programs
- Information about Summer Camps and Programs is available from any Access & Success staff member, as well as publications such as the Star Tribune, Camppage, Family Times, and Minnesota Parent.
Help Paying for Childcare
Post-secondary MN Child Care Grant
If you are not currently receiving Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) Assistance, you may be eligible for a child care grant through the Post-Secondary Child Care Grant Program at St. Catherine University. In addition to not receiving MFIP, eligible students must:
- have a child under 12 years
- meet the program's income guidelines
- be enrolled at least half time
- Student parents must also apply for financial aid and complete the Child Care Grant application. For more detailed information about the program, contact the Financial Aid office at 651.690.6067.
Child Care Financial Aid Calculator
Are you interested in finding out if you qualify for important child care credits, tax incentives and help pay for child care? Check out the Child Care Financial Aid Calculator to let you know how to find ways for you to help minimize child care cost and expenses.
Minneapolis Crisis Nursery
Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery works in partnership with parents in crisis and the community to strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect. The crisis nursery supports families in crisis 24 hours a day, 365 days a year through it's free, voluntary services including:
- 24-hour Crisis Helpline: 763.591.0100 »
- Crisis Counseling »
- Overnight Residential Child Care »
- 4th Day Home Visiting Program »
- Pediatric Assessment and Medical Management »
- Parent Education and Parent Support Group »
- Community Roundtable »
Grant for Emergency Child Care Assistance
Emergency child care assistance is available to student parents in the event of a one-time child care emergency. Typically students utilize emergency child care funds in the event that they need to pay for sick child care so that they can attend classes, go to clinicals, or to take a test. The fund is also available for other short-term child care emergencies. Access and Success also has information on other child care assistance programs.
If you are in need of emergency child care, please contact an Access and Success staff person as soon as you are able.