KidVentures 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:
- 2016-17 Registration
- KidVentures “Option 2” Calendar – January 2017
- KidVentures January Release Day Contract
- KidVentures “Option 2” Calendar – February 2017
- KidVentures Handbook
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.
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 one-hour option runs:
- 7:50-8:50 at Bridgewater
- 7:45-8:45 at Greenvale Park
- 7:50-8:50 at Sibley
The cost of each one-hour session is $3/child/Wednesday.
*Families that need to drop off prior to 7:45 at Greenvale Park or 7:50 at Bridgewater and Sibley must fill out a regular KidVentures contract and sign up for either the half or full Wednesday morning before school session. If you do not fill out a regular contract and drop off prior to 7:45/7:50, you will be charged the regular KidVentures Option 2 rate.
We encourage families that only need the one-hour option to turn in one form for the entire year. Families that register for all Wednesdays in the beginning of the year will receive the discounted rate of $100/child.
EarlyVentures Learning Center
EarlyVentures 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. Contact Bobbi Schmidtke at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a tour.
Registration for the 2016-17 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.
- EarlyVentures School Year 2016-17 Registration Form
- EarlyVentures Handbook
- Emergency Closing Procedures
If you have not already been set up for an online account, please contact Mary Hansen at 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.
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 for Summer 2017 will take place in early April. Please check back in the beginning of March for more details.