Community Education Summer Preschool & Youth Programs

Summer Kids & Company, Stepping Stones Preschool, and K-6 Camp Royal are looking forward to seeing your family this summer.

Summer programs 2020: Stepping Stones Preschool, Kids & Company, and Camp Royal

Hopkins Public School Community Education is anticipating and planning for a return to summer programming for Kids & Company, Stepping Stones, and Camp Royal.

Minnesota Department of Health's (MDH) summer guidance has confirmed that summer programming will be in place for schools.

All programming will follow state recommended guidelines regarding small class sizes, sanitation practices and physical distancing. 

Information will be sent to all registered families about these safety protocols and procedures.

Start dates for programs:

Kids & Company and Stepping Stones Preschool: Monday June 15, from 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.(please note: this is a change from previously scheduled start date and hours of programming) Please see more detailed information about Stepping Stones Preschool summer 2020 program below.

Camp Royal K-6 summer activities: Monday, June 8.

Hop-Kids preschool-age activities: Hop-Kids activities are canceled through the end of June. We are planning for a return to activities in July.

Register for summer programs

Questions? Call Hopkins Community Education at 952-988-4070.

Stepping Stones Preschool 2020 Summer Information

We are excited to have students return to our programming on June 15. Here is a review of our policies at this time, so that families understand what billing will look like for the summer months. We will be returning to our normal operating policies for this summer.

Stepping Stones June 2020:

Program starts on Monday June 15, from 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (please note: this is a change from the originally scheduled start time)

Tuition will be due on June 15, 2020  You will receive your invoice on May 22, 2020.

Because staffing within our new guidelines requires strict adherence to staff/student ratios, we are unable to continue suspending enrollments as we will not be able to guarantee a spot once our summer programming begins.

If you need to withdraw from Stepping Stones summer programming, please note that we will maintain a wait-list for families who are interested in returning later in the summer. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that a spot will become available.

A withdrawal for summer can be accepted through May 22. After May 22, our thirty day policy for withdrawal will go into effect, and your deposit will be applied toward your last month’s tuition.

We will continue with our current monthly invoicing, with a tuition based on the 5 day a week, full day programming model.

Please note:

Our Stepping Stones program will be working closely with Kids & Company this summer. Each core care group for our youngest participants will have 5-year-olds (entering kindergarten) and 6-year-olds (entering 1st grade).

School Hours

Hopkins Community Education Office Hours:
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(Summer: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Register Online
P: 952-988-4070