Before and After School Child Care

  • Looking for a safe structured environment for your child before and/or after school?  PALS is the place to be.  Monthly themes, daily activities to choose from and being with your friends = GREAT TIME! Each afternoon your child will be able to pick from a variety of activities they would like to do.  Activities are geared to excite and extend your child's interest and learning development. Activities are craft center, games, kids & sports, hike & learn, science kids, kids exploring computers, kids in the kitchen, Friday free day. Snacks are included in the daily routine. PALS does not transport kids to activities during the school year.  

    PALS serves NLS students attending Prairie Woods in grades K-4. We now provide before-school care in addition to after-school care for any NLS family that needs it.

    School Year Hours: Morning - 7:00a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
    After School - 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
                 School Days Only - Unless Marked
    Where: Prairie Woods Cafetorium/Gym (17435 County Rd 9 NE, New London, MN 56273)
    Phone: 320.354.2252 ext. 2627
    Rates: $5.00 per day/child for the before-school program and $8.00 per day/child for the after-school program. PALS has gone green - payment options are credit card or EFT. Registration Fees for PALS Childcare are non-refundable. Field Trips and Movies may have additional costs.
    Please Note: You may make changes to your schedule throughout the month, but please be aware that any cancelations not received by Wednesday at Noon for the following week will be charged as attended. No add-ons are available at this time.  Please call ahead for approval before sending your child. Please notify the PALS room directly about any changes.  If your child is ill, please notify the PALS room, so they don't look for them after school. If notification is not received by contacting the PALS Room directly prior to 2:45pm for after-school care, you may be subject to an additional fee for tracking down your child's whereabouts.  

    Registration for the 2024-25 School Year will open in April 2024 online at  
    Registration deadline for the 1st day of school is August 11th (unless filled prior).  If room is available, late applications will be accepted with a two-week notice.  

Meet Our Staff

  • Tricia Lilleberg 
    Tricia Lilleberg, Community Ed Director
    Phone: 320-354-1410 

    Cinthia Caballero, Supervisor