Gustavus Children's Enhancement Program
The Gustavus Children’s Enhancement Program is a public nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization offering licensed child care to residents and visitors, and preschool to local residents.
If you're visiting Gustavus briefly with kids (age 0-12) feel free to give us a call to check availability. You can either accompany your child(ren) while they meet new friends and paint a picture, or you can fully enroll your child while you go on a kayaking adventure.
Summer Child Care:
Starting May 26th, 2017: Monday-Friday 8am-4pm for ages 0-12. Drop-ins are welcome, even just for a couple of hours! Children must be accompanied by an adult unless complete immunization records are provided. Accompanied children are free (suggested tax-deductible donation of $50.) Children with immunization records may enroll for $50 for up to 6 hours of care (any more hours will be charged at the regular rate depending on the child's age.)Call now for availability!
Our preschool program operates during the school year on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9-12. This program is reserved for children who attend at least a full month during each school year.
You will find that Gustavus offers a wide range of services including child care, taxi services, utility companies, and rental spaces. The Community Chest, our local thrift store, is open several times a week and has an amazing array of items.