School-Age Care 

The Belle Plaine Public Schools will provide care to, at a minimum, district- and charter-enrolled students aged 12 and under who are children of emergency workers critical to the State’s response to COVID-19. We will handle the verification of students, which may include securing a letter from the employer or showing an employment badge.

Child care will be available for all medical and essential employees families can sign up by filling out this Google form.

If you have any questions contact Dorothy at or call 651-279-1572. 

This service will take place at Chatfield Elementary, 330 South Market St, Belle Plaine.

Healthcare staff as described below:

  • Health care providers and systems, including hospitals and clinics

  • Post-acute and long-term care facilities, including nursing and assisted living facilities

  • Other health systems and organizations, such as:

    • Home Care workers

    • Personal Care Assistants

    • Ambulance/emergency

    • Direct Care and Treatment

Other emergency staff, including:

  •  First responders

  •  Firefighters

  •  Personnel providing correctional services

  •  Essential Court personnel

  •  Minnesota State Veterans Homes staff

  •  State and local public health agency employees

  •  MNsure Navigators

  •  County financial/eligibility workers

  •  County case managers

  •  Or any county staff in emergency management or health and human services

To support this critical effort, work with your education staff and community partners, including your unions, as valuable partners with expertise in planning and communicating this collective work.