Preschool Age Child Care (PACC)


Rochester Public Schools Preschool Age Child Care Program (PACC) is an extended day care option for RPS Preschool students. PACC will provide a safe, nurturing environment where children can feel they are significant and they belong. Our goals are to: 

  1. Provide children a safe, healthy environment where staff strive to meet emotional, social, and physical needs.

  2. Create a happy, warm, exciting environment that is inviting, comfortable, flexible, and manageable for children.

  3. Offer a variety of activities such as arts, crafts, STEM, self-directed and active play, reading, and more. 

  4. Provide individual guidance to children based on careful observation of each child’s needs and in keeping with parent or guardian direction.

  5. Support and collaborate with the children’s teachers and school administrators in building a stable and consistent team–promote an environment where children may learn and grow.

Contact Us

Hoover Early Learning School
369 Elton Hills Dr NW
Rochester, MN 55901
(507) 328-4563 | Email

Registration and Fees

How much does PACC cost?

PACC offers per session/per day pricing as follows:

  • $15/Day for Morning Before School Sessions (6:30-9:45 AM); $20 Drop-in Session

  • $15/Day for After School Sessions (3:45-6 PM); $20 Drop-in Session

  • $20/Day of Mid-Day Care Session (9:45 AM-3:45 PM); $20 Drop-in Session

Program Standards and Staffing


Program standards for the Preschool Age Child Care (PACC) Program are adapted from guidelines developed by the Minnesota Department of Education and have been reviewed and approved by the School Board of the Rochester Public School District.

Staff Responsibilities

The PACC Program is staffed with caring people who have experience in various fields. Background checks, first aid, CPR training, and continued staff development through workshops and trainings are required of all staff.

Each PACC site is staffed with at least one Program Lead who is responsible for overseeing the operation of the program. Program Assistants are trained to assume Program Lead responsibilities in their absence, and otherwise assume numerous responsibilities toward the operation of the site. Program Aides may also be included as part of the site team. They have a very important role of spending most of their time directly with children. Special Needs Assistants will be assigned to sites as needed. Team Leader Inclusion Specialists will be available to assist with children and staffing needs. Each site is overseen by a Team Leader who directs and guides the staff in general site operation, including communication, challenging behavior, teamwork, scheduling, program planning, etc. 

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