Skip To Main Content

Child Care

WELCOME TO LITTLE EXPLORERS & EXPLORER CLUB!

The Lakes International Language Academy Little Explorers Preschool Care Program and Explorer Club School-Age Care Program offer fun and engaging activities in a safe and caring environment. Little Explorers is open to preschool children who are enrolled at Kinder Prep Preschool and are at least three-years-old, but not yet in kindergarten. Explorer Club is open to children enrolled at LILA  in kindergarten through fifth grade.

Our well-qualified staff offer a before- and after-school play-based learning environment with opportunities for social interaction, physical development, and enrichment activities. Committed to the development and excellence of the whole child, our programs mirror LILA's learning goals, language immersion philosophy, and approach to classroom behavior management.

Our Family Handbook was created with you in mind. It contains everything you need to know about our programs. Please take time to familiarize yourself with the handbook content. Questions? Feedback? Please contact us. We appreciate the opportunity to speak with you!

Program Locations

Little Explorers
Kinder Center

121 11th Ave SE
Forest Lake,  MN 55025

Explorer Club
Lower School

246 11th Ave SE
Forest Lake, MN 55025

Explorers Office
Explorers Email 
Phone: 651-252-6720
Fax: 651-305-1047

Explorer Contacts

Kimberly Gallegos,
School-Age & Preschool Care
Director

Abigail Paulson,
School-Age & Preschool Care Coordinator
 

Lynette Erchul,
Administrative Assistant
 

EXPLORER CLUB
SCHOOL-AGE CARE HOURS

School Year 2021-2022
Monday-Friday
6:00-7:30 am &  2:10-6:00 pm
Non-School Days
(except holidays) 
6:00 am-6:00 pm based on attendance

LITTLE EXPLORERS
PRESCHOOL CARE HOURS

School Year 2021-2022
Monday-Friday
6:00-7:30 am & 2:00- 6:00 pm
Non-School Days
(except holidays)  
7:30 am-5:00 pm based on attendance