Rec Plus

Rec Plus provides school-age childcare for children in grades K-6 at neighborhood recreation centers. Rec Plus operates before and after school, on school release days and during the summer, depending on recreation center. Activities include games and sports, arts and crafts, homework help, field trips and nutritious snacks. Must register at Rec Plus location (no online registration). Please contact the recreation center for availability.

Summer Program

Summer 2019: June 10 – Aug 23, 7 am – 6 pm

Summer Registration

Registration now open. No online registration. You must register at site you prefer. Children must have completed Kindergarten to participate.


School Year Program

School-age childcare for children in grades K-6 at recreation centers before and after school and on Minneapolis Public Schools release days.

School Year 2019-2020 Enrollment:

  • New participants Registration opens April 22, 2019 at 5:30pm
  • No online Registration. Register at the site you want to attend.

School Year Hours

September 3, 2019 – June 5, 2020

Before-School Rec Plus
AM Early: 7-8:40 am
AM Late: 7-9:40 am

After-School Rec Plus
PM Early: 2-6 pm
PM Late: 3:10-6 pm

School Release Days
7 am-6 pm


Please bring the enrollment packet with you when you register in person.

Rec Plus Goals

  1. Provide affordable recreation based school-age care in local recreation centers
  2. Enable children to experience positive benefits of a balanced recreation program
  3. Provide a safe environment for children that promotes healthy physical and social development

For more information call 612-230-6498 or email

Summer Registration

Registration now open. No online registration. You must register at site you prefer.

School Year Registration

New participants registration opens April 22, 2019 at 5:30 pm. No online registration. You must register at site you prefer.

Recreation Fee Assistance

Minneapolis residents who cannot afford instructional fees because of economic need may apply for fee assistance through the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Fee Assistance Program.
Qualifying families may also apply through the Hennepin County Child Care Assistance program.

Children may take a bus from their school to Rec Plus if it is located within the busing zone. Contact your transportation company directly for details. If a site is full, call to get on the waiting list.


before-school, after-school, release days

Matthews (FULL)

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Waite (FULL)

before-school, after-school, release days


before-school, after-school, release days

Windom Northeast


2019-2020 fees listed below. Rec Plus has a nonrefundable annual registration fee of $35 per child, in addition to daily fees. Daily fees are listed per child. Rates determined by school start and end times.

Before-School Rec Plus

AM Early: 7-8:40 am
Resident: $7.60 per day
Non-Resident: $9.85 per day

AM Late: 7-9:40 am
Resident: $10.20 per day
Non-Resident: $14.05 per day

After-School Rec Plus

PM Early: 2-6 pm
Resident: $16.50 per day
Non-Resident: $21.25 per day

PM Late: 3:10-6 pm
Resident: $11.35 per day
Non-Resident: $14.75 per day

School Release Days

Release Days are an option for all children (including those not enrolled in Rec Plus) who only need childcare on School Release days. Activities include arts and crafts, sports, field trips, theme days, and much more. Space is limited and you can register thirty days in advance at your preferred location. Registration is on a first come first serve basis and space is limited. Registration closes two weeks prior to the release day unless space permits. Sites may be combined based on enrollment. Payment due upon registration. If a site is listed as full, that does not apply to school release days.

Rec Plus Client Rates
Resident: $40 per day
Non-Resident: $53 per day

Non-Rec Plus Client Rates (registration fee waived)
Resident: $44 per day
Non-Resident: $57 per day

Rec Plus Daily Fees

Minimum enrollment of 12 days during summer.

Minneapolis Resident

Minneapolis Non – Resident

Summer School Discount $20 a day