Ventures Childcare

KidVentures Summer

Community Services_KidVentures Swim pic summer 3Is your child looking for an adventure this summer? Consider the KidVentures summer program!

The KidVentures summer program is designed for children entering 1st through 7th grades and allows kids to experience a wide variety of both enrichment and recreation opportunities. Our mission is to foster a fun atmosphere where children are encouraged to explore new interests and make new friends. Throughout the summer, children will participate in a variety of hands-on activities that build social, emotional, physical and academic development. KidVentures offers an optional trip to the Northfield pool twice per week and field trips every Friday.

KidVentures runs from June-August and includes a variety of registration options:

Sunrise (6:30 a.m.-noon, M-TH); Sunset (noon-6 p.m., M-TH), Before and After PLUS, and Full Days (M-F). Children must be registered for a minimum of 20 days, but families may pick the days in which to register.

For those entering grades 5-7, KidVentures offers a designated “older kid” space where a strong emphasis is placed on leadership, growing independence, and service learning. These older youth participate in all Friday field trips and they have the option of afternoon swimming as well as the mornings’ themed activity time.

Registration:

Registration for summer 2016 opens on Monday, April 4 during the KidVentures Open House. The Open House will take place at Sibley Elementary in the lunch room from 5:30-7:30 and registration is first come, first serve. Be sure to check out this year’s brochure for all the summer’s adventures! Please call 507.664.3750 with questions.

KidVentures Summer Brochure 2016 »

KidVentures

Community Services_KidVentures 1KidVentures is a child-focused, enrichment and care program that incorporates a fun atmosphere with a safe setting where children can explore new interests and make new friends. Students participate in a variety of hands-on activities that build social, emotional, physical and academic skills. We collaborate with each elementary school to share facilities including the gyms, cafeteria, computer lab and outside play areas.

Flexible enrollment options:

  • Set Weekly Schedule
  • Monthly Calendar Schedule
  • School Release Days
  • Late Start Wednesdays

KidVentures is offered Monday through Friday at Bridgewater, Greenvale Park and Sibley Elementary from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Enrollment information is available below, at the schools and Community Services. Call 507.664.3750 for more information.

Forms & Information:

Online Payments:

If you have not already been set up for an online account, please contact Mary Hansen (507.664.3750) to be issued a username and password. Parents who have an online account can make payments and view payment history online, using the link below.

Ventures Family Accounts »

One-Hour Late Start Wednesday (PLC Option):

KidVentures provides programming during the one-hour late start time on Wednesdays, for families who register and send payment ahead of time. The cost for each one-hour PLC session is $2.

The form below is for families who do not otherwise attend KidVentures but would like to register for the one-hour option. We encourage families to turn in one form for the entire year.

Wednesday Late-Start Registration 2015-16 »


EarlyVentures Learning Center

Community Services_Parent Aware Four Star bannerEarlyVentures Learning Center is a child care center for infants, toddlers and preschoolers, licensed by the Department of Human Services. We offer a variety of schedule and fee options and are located, along with Hand in Hand Preschool, at Longfellow School. Call Breezy Barrett at 507.645.1216 or email at BBarrett@northfieldschools.org to arrange a tour.

Registration for the 2015-16 school year:

Registration information must be filled out in its entirety and returned to Longfellow School.  Spots do fill quickly, so please register early to secure a spot. Please call 507.664.3650 for more information.

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Registration for Summer 2016 and the 2016-17 school year:

EarlyVentures and Hand in Hand Preschool will have an open house on Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 from 6:00-7:30 at Longfellow School for those wishing to register for Summer 2016 or the 2016-2017 School Year. If registering during the open house, families enrolling for BOTH Hand in Hand and EarlyVentures will receive priority for available EarlyVentures openings (Applies only to preschool aged children). Families are strongly encouraged to register during the open house as space is limited.

Registration forms will be available on site at Longfellow, but families may certainly bring completed registration forms to the open house as well.

Online Payments:

If you have not already been set up for an online account, please contact Mary Hansen (507.664.3750) to be issued a username and password. Parents who have an online account can make payments and view payment history online, using the link below.

Ventures Family Accounts »

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