Free childcare when St. Paul Public Schools close

We know how difficult it can be to find safe, reliable childcare for 1-day school closures like conference prep days. It’s even harder when weather unexpectedly keeps kids home.

Student Spot is a partnership of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Macalester College and area churches to provide coverage on these days.

Scheduled days off

In the 2023-24 school year, we will be open:

  • Sept. 25

  • Oct. 27

  • Nov. 10

  • Jan. 15 & 26

  • Feb. 19

  • March 8 & 29

Student Spot will not open for MEA, Thanksgiving, winter, and spring breaks.

Sudden closures

Student Spot will be open on unplanned days off and provide support to students logging in for digital learning days. Pre-Covid, Student Spot was only open for emergency care, so we know how to adjust on the fly!

“Thanks so much from our family for the childcare you provided last week. Unexpected and so very helpful to us. [Our kids] both loved it and had a wonderful time, looking forward to attending every day.”

An SPPS parent whose students attended Student Spot during the 2020 teachers strike

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Contact Us

Student Spot is program of Immanuel Lutheran Church, 104 Snelling Ave. S, in the Mac-Groveland neighborhood of St. Paul. It is offered in partnership with Macalester College.

Email Student Spot director Emily King with questions or read her bio

Leave a phone message for Student Spot at 651-699-5560

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