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Where to drop kids off for hourly day care

School's out? Drop-in day cares are still an option.

MINNEAPOLIS — More snow is on the way this week, and there's a good chance your child might get another snow day or two.

But, what are your options when you get the call last minute? 

Here is a list of some drop-in day cares that charge for hourly care during school breaks, whether they're planned or unplanned. 


- Locations range from Minneapolis to Roseville to Arden Hills. Click here for a full location list. 

- Tutition rates vary depending on the age of the child, location and how many days you'll be needing child care.

- Open 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

- Click here for more information about the child care centers.

- Contact a local center or call 888-525-2780 for more information.


- 2200 Trail of Dreams • Prior Lake, MN

- Tuition rates range from $7/hour to $12/hour depending on age.

- Open 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. 

- Click here for more information about the child care center

- Call 952.445.PLAY (7529) for more information.


- 525 Pelham Blvd. N Saint Paul, MN 

- Tuition rates are $7.50 an hour for children in the infant room and $7.00 an hour for children in the mixed age room

- Open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

- Click here for more information, including registration forms that must be completed and faxed to 651-642-0724 (must be a co-op member)

- Call 651-603-0144 for more information

Life Time Kids Camp

- Life Time Chanhassen ($50) - 2901 Corporate Place, Chanhassen, MN 55317

- Life Time Crosstown ($45) - 6233 Baker Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55346

- Life Time Eagan ($50) - 1565 Thomas Center Drive, Eagan, MN 55122

- Life Time Eden Prairie ($45) - 755 Prairie Center Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

- Life Time Fridley ($45) - 1200 E Moore Lake Drive, Fridley, MN 55432

- Life Time Lakeville ($45) - 18425 Dodd Blvd, Lakeville, MN 55044

- Life Time Plymouth ($45) - 3600 Plymouth Boulevard, Plymouth, MN 55446

- Life Time Savage ($45) - 6544 Loftus Lane W, Savage, MN 55378

- Life Time St. Louis Park ($45) - 5525 Cedar Lake Road, St Louis Park, MN 55416

- Life Time Woodbury ($50) - 675 Commons Drive, Woodbury, MN 55125

- Life Time White Bear Lake ($45) - 4800 White Bear Parkway, White Bear Lake, MN 55110

- Open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for ages 5-12

- NON-MEMBERS are also welcome.

- Kids should wear tennis shoes, and bring a swimsuit and lunch. Alternatively, parents may purchase a lunch from the LifeCafe. Snacks are provided.

- Contact local centers for more information.

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