Free childcare during teachers’ strike, school closures

We know how difficult it can be to find safe, reliable childcare for scheduled 1-day school closures like conference prep days. It’s even harder when the closure is unexpected and with no end date. We are here to support families during these times.

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

Student Spot will open if the teachers strike on March 11. We will accept students in preK (age 4-5) through grade 8 who attend St. Paul Public Schools. Participation is by pre-registration only.

We’re here to support families

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.

Sign up for March 8 or 29 only

Take your place at Student Spot

We have lots of ways to support the program, from buying supplies to coloring alongside a child. All volunteers must agree to a background check and meet with the Student Spot director before working with kids.

Volunteer with us

“Thank you so much for providing such a wonderfully fun and caring environment for the students you serve.”

An SPPS parent with 2 kids in Student Spot

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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