KEY Zone School Age Care & Enrichment

A high quality, collaborative program of the Duluth Y and Duluth Community Education.  Located at all 9 ISD 709 Elementary Schools and providing services for grades K-5 year round including summer and school breaks.

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Contact: 218-336-8900 x2 or

KEY Zone School Year Programming:

The program is open to students attending a Duluth Public Elementary school during the day.

2:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (when school is in session) and on non-school days at select sites from 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. with an additional $39 daily rate per child. 

A Typical Day:  

Time In

Time Out


2:15 p.m.

3:00 p.m.

Check-in, Snack and Physical Recreation

3:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m.

Brain Time Activities/Homework Help

4:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m.


5:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

Choice Time and Check-out

Congdon Park, 218-336-8825 x1 (3116 East Superior Street)
Homecroft, 218-336-8865 x5 (4748 Howard Gnesen Road)
Lakewood, 218-336-8870 x2602 (5207 North Tischer Road)
Laura MacArthur, 218-336-8900 x3104 (720 North Central Avenue)
Lester Park, 218-336-8875 x6 or x2689 (5300 Glenwood Street)*
Lowell, 218-336-8895 x2947 (2000 Rice Lake Road)
Myers-Wilkins, 218-336-8860 x2466 (1027 North 8th Avenue East)
Piedmont, 218-336-8950 x2795 (2827 Chambersburg Avenue)
Stowe, 218-722-4745 x111 (715 101st Avenue West)


A $35.00 per child registration fee is applied annually. Fees are due with completed registration materials and are non-refundable. There are two contracts that families can sign up for. 


Contract Option A

Full Time

5 days/week


Contract Option B


12 sessions/month


Payment info: Invoices are distributed by the Duluth Community Education offices on the 15th of the prior month with payment due the 1st of each month. Outstanding balances are subject to late fees and will impact eligibility to participate in the program. Partial scholarships are available to families who qualify. Contact Mark Connor at or 218-336-8900 x2.

Registration: Program registration for 2021-22 school year will open on April 5, 2021. To register, visit, email, or call 218-336-8900 x2.

For more information, contact the KEY Zone Main Office located at Laura MacArthur School at 218-336-8900 x2.

KEY Zone Summer Program 

  • Open to any students in the Duluth Area who have completed Kindergarten through 5th grade. 
  • Activities include group games, gym time, service learning, field trips, arts and crafts, outdoor activities, and choice time. 
  • K.E.Y Zone Outdoors will be at each site once per week, where they will teach about shelter building, geocaching, plants and animals, and more!
  • Space is limited so please register early

Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
Dates: TBD (Closed on July 5 HOLIDAY)
Rates: *$39 daily rate (includes field trip costs) plus a $35 registration fee per child for families who did not participate in the school year program
*Child care assistance accepted, but must register by calling main office: 218-336-8900 x 2
Sites:  Lester Park, Lowell, Laura MacArthur, Congdon Schools

Registration Date: Opens March 7, 2022 There is a 20-day registration minimum