Latch Key

Welcome to the Frazee-Vergas Latch Key program (also known as School Age Child Care). We are here to provide families with quality, trusting child care for elementary age youth in kindergarten through 6th grade. (For the summer program, students who will be starting kindergarten in the fall are eligible.) It is the primary goal of our District to provide a safe, happy, and enriching supervised environment for our children attending this program. Participants can enjoy outdoor activities with access to playground equipment and indoor time includes crafts, games and activities. If your child is in Hornet Connection, other sports and/or activities and Summer Rec events, we can work with your schedules.

Our Latch Key Programs are housed at the Frazee-Vergas Elementary School in Room 202. You can access the classroom through Door #19. The After School Latch Key program is designed so children do not have to leave the building after school in order to receive child care. The Summer Latch Key program is designed to provide families with all-day or drop-in child care. Flexible schedules are welcome, and participants only pay when in attendance. Latch Key rates are $3.00 per hour, per child. A snack is provided to all children in the Latch Key programs. Parents need to provide a lunch and beverage for the All Day Summer Latch Key program when the Summer Food Nutrition Program is not being offered or your child doesn’t want to eat the FREE lunch provided by the school. Breakfast will be provided on All Day Summer Latch Key program days.

Latch Key staff are Beth Breitenfeldt, Melanie Erickson, Pam Fiebelkorn, Nikki Kohler (supervisor), Donna Maves, Bethanie Skunberg, and Carla Wendt. For questions you may have, please contact Kitti at 218-334-3181, Ext. 5343 or


218-298-4691 Messages can be left or texted twenty-four hours a day.


Due to the popularity of our child care program, we strongly encourage you to register when registrations are accepted.

Once your application is turned in, the Community Education Office will contact you to confirm your acceptance into the program. Please do not send your child(ren) until you receive notification when to begin. Please know if Latch Key is at capacity on the day(s) requested, you will be put on a waitlist and notified that you are on that list. It is not uncommon that a family's schedules change and a spot may become available. Daily attendance will be limited on a first come first serve basis. Thank you.

CLICK HERE to register for School Year 2021-22

CLICK HERE to register for Summer 2022 (Current Families: February 1. New Families: March 1.)

CLICK HERE to register for School Year 2022-23 (Current Families: June 15. New Families: July 15.)

Latch Key Parent Manual

Latch Key Registration Forms


After School Latch Key

Monday-Friday, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Frazee-Vergas Elementary School Room 202 (Door #19)

Latch Number: Phone/Text 218-298-4691

Summer Latch Key

Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Frazee-Vergas Elementary School Room 202 (Door #19)

Latch Number: Phone/Text 218-298-4691