Zone School Age Childcare 

There are currently two different school age child care options available at the Morris Area Elementary School during the academic school year including after school and early release day options.  Students grades K - 6 are welcome to join the Zone crew as your family needs!  Below you will find more information regarding the child care options we have available, registration information, and other important dates and information.  

We hope to see you at Zone!   

Extended Zone

12:30 - 5:00 p.m.  Elementary Cafeteria

On early dismissal days, students can attend Zone from 12:30 - 5:00 p.m.  During this time, students will play outside, work on their homework, hang out with their friends, and enjoy free time.  Please pre-register with appropriate Zone materials.

October 18, November 22, December 22, January 10, February 7, March 13, April 17, May 8

Zone After School Program

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Elementary Cafeteria

The primary purpose of the Zone After School Program is to provide a safe and fun learning environment for students grades K-6 during after school hours at Morris Area Elementary.  While at Zone, students will enjoy a healthy snack, move their bodies, explore creativity, and expand their knowledge through a structured, yet flexible, daily schedule.

With guidance from the Zone coordinator, classroom teachers, and parents, the Zone staff provides a relaxed learning environment where students are able to work on their homework, but also work on other targeted concepts as needed.  Additional academic, recreational, and enrichment activities are provided for students in case they have no homework.

September 5 - May 24th


 Your child must be registered for Zone before they can start attending . Three things are needed:

        1)  Student Information Form

        2)  Parent Information Handbook - Read

        3)  Zone monthly calendar + fees

Information on the Student Information enrollment form includes:  identification data, person(s) authorized to pick up your child, medical information, emergency information, and signatures from both a parent/guardian and the student.  Permission and release information is also included.  The Parent Information Handbook has important Zone information - essentially the Zone how-to guide. 


$5.25 a Day

Zone's daily charge is to cover snacks and extracurricular activities.  Monthly fees must be paid in advance and may be done at the Morris Area Community Education office.  Each time your child attends Zone and signs in, the $5.25 daily charge is deducted from their Zone account.  Monthly reminders will be sent to collect the upcoming month's calendar and fees. 

Scholarships and reduced fees are available for qualified families who apply and are approved based on need.

Zone Days

Zone is not in session during the planned school holidays, no school days, or University of Minnesota Morris breaks.  In the event of school closing, Zone will not be held on weather-related early dismissal days or when school is canceled.  Please follow Morris Area Community Education on Facebook and Twitter, and tune into KMRS/KKOK for Zone updates. 

Zone Staff

Cody Hickman | Zone Coordinator

The Zone staff is made up of University of Minnesota Morris college students and MACE Staff.  Each staff member brings a unique set of talents, qualities, and backgrounds, but all of them have the same strong passion for working with children.  In cooperation with the Zone Coordinator, the Zone staff work directly with the students each day.  They are excellent role models, active learners, and future teachers.

Registration Materials

Student Information Form.pdf
Parent Handbook 22.23.pdf
Allergy Health Form.pdf
December 2023 calendar.pdf


If you have questions about Zone, please contact Cody Hickman, Zone Coordinator.

Phone | 320-585-2231

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