School-Age Care For Grades K-5

Program Overview

The Explorer Club School-Age Care Program is a before- and after-school age care program that provides quality care in a structured setting at each site. Please read the Parent Handbook for important information about our program.

Explorer Club offers a safe environment for your child to build positive social skills, to learn about conflict resolution, to explore team-building skills, and to grow lifelong friendships with other LILA students. Explorer Club also provides a structured homework time for students to be able to work independently or with one another.

Enrollment in the Explorer Club school-age care program is first-come, first-served, and there are limited spaces available each year.

Care Request Calendars


Care Schedules are due by the 22nd of the month prior to the requested care with your payment for Explorer Club to secure a place for your child in our school-age care program.

Changes After Submitting Your Care Request Calendar

Contact LILA’s front desk at 651-464-0771 and Explorer Club at 651-252-6720, if your child is absent from school. Explorer Club does not reduce tuition or reimburse for absences.

For all other changes, please notify the Explorer Club office by noon. A switch-day may be possible for a fee, if prior notice and space is available.

Explorer Club Schedule

• Explorer Club follows the same school-year calendar as LILA with the exceptions of All-Day Explorer Club care from 6:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on most non-school days, based on attendance (with the exception of holidays).
• We offer monthly contracted care and drop-in care (24-hour notice required) from 6:00 a.m.-7:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m., and 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Monday–Friday. Please contact the Explorer Club Office with any changes to your schedule or questions regarding payments.
• Monthly care calendars are due by the 22nd of the month previous to care requested.

Explorer Club Day At A Glance

6:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
• Self-guided centers/arts and crafts/homework time
• Gym time
• Morning breakfast option in cafeteria/release to classrooms

2:00 p.m. - 4:30 or 6:00 p.m.
• Check-in at Explorer Club
• Afternoon meeting/greeting/activity
• Bathroom break and snack
• Quiet time: Homework, reading, quiet activities
• Outdoor play
• Gym/self-guided centers

Non-School Day (Explorer Club Day) runs from 6 a.m.–6:00 p.m. and is similar to the above schedule with the added lunch (parents provide from home) along with enrichment age-appropriate, theme-based activities. Explorer Club Program provides a morning and afternoon snack. Parents provide lunch. Please see the Parent Handbook for further details regarding policies and procedures along with pricing options.