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Ventures Childcare

KIDVentures SCHOOL age care


KidVentures is a child-focused, enrichment and care program that incorporates a fun atmosphere in 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. Enrollment must include a consistent schedule with a minimum of two days per week. KidVentures also offers care on most non-school days and during the one hour late start on Wednesdays.

KidVentures is offered Monday through Friday at Bridgewater, Greenvale Park, and Spring Creek Elementary schools, from 6:30 am-school start and school release-6:00 pm. Enrollment information is available below and at the Community Education Office. Call 507.664.3750 for more information.

Forms & Information:
Online Payments:

Ventures strongly encourages families to set up automatic withdrawal on their Ventures account or to make payments online. If you need help making a payment, please call the main Community Education office at 507-645-1200.

One-Hour Late Start Wednesday (PLC Option):

KidVentures provides programming during the one-hour late start time on Wednesdays. Families interested in enrolling for this one hour must complete an online registration and have it approved BEFORE a child can attend. To register for the one hour Wednesday late start for the 2022-2023, please click here.

Ventures Family Accounts

 

KIDVENTURES SUMMER


The KidVentures summer program is designed for youth entering 1st through 7th grade and allows kids to experience a wide variety of both enrichment and recreation opportunities. Children will participate in a variety of hands-on activities that build social, emotional, physical and academic development.

KidVentures will run Wednesday, June 14th-Wednesday, August 23rd, 2023 and will be located at Spring Creek Elementary. Summer hours will be 6:30 am-6:00 pm. KV will be closed July 3rd and 4th.

2023 Summer Rates:

Consistent Schedule (min of 2 days per week): $46/day
Variable Schedule (min of 20 days for the summer): $56/day

KV 2023 Summer will feature:

Week Theme Friday Field Trip
June 14-16 Star Gazers No Field Trip
June 19-23 Mighty Jungle Como Zoo
June 26-30 Team USA Shoreview Commons Park
July 5-7 Prehistoric Ages Faribault Aquatic Center
July 10-14 Cars, Planes, & Trains Children’s Museum
July 17-21 Sizzing Summertide Waseca Pool
July 24-28 Story Tellers Hyland Park
July 31-Aug 4 Hidden in the Garden Kid Create Studio (on site)
Aug 7-Aug 11 Deep Blue Sea River Springs Water Park
Aug 14-18 Shark Tank Crayola Factory
Aug 21-23 So Long, Summer! Closed Friday

 

 

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 the NCEC. Contact Breezy Barrett to arrange a tour.

Forms & Information:

Early Ventures registration for September 2023-August 2024 will open online on Thursday, March 2nd, 2023 at 8:00 am.  To register, please click here. New families are strongly encouraged to register as soon as possible after the registration opens as space is limited. If you are hoping to enroll and unborn child, please use their expected date of birth as their birthday and “Baby __Your Last Name__” as their name. Families will also need to have the names, addresses, and phone numbers of 2 emergency pick-ups (not parents/guardians), primary doctor, and primary dentist.

Rates for September 2023-August 2024

    Infant (Caterpillar Room)   Toddler (Bee and Ladybug Rooms)  *Preschool (Firefly and Butterfly Rooms
2 Day (TTH) $81/Day $74/Day $72/Day
3 Day (MWF) $76/Day $67/Day $65/Day
4 Day (Flexible) $70/Day $62/Day $60/Day
5 Day (M-F) $64/Day $57/Day $55/Day

 

Please email bbarrett@northfieldschools.org or call 507-645-1245 if you have further questions.

Online Payments:

Ventures strongly encourages families to set up automatic withdrawal on their Ventures account or to make payments online. If you need help making a payment, please call the main Community Education office at 507-645-1200.

Ventures Family Accounts

 

Parent Aware Logo for preschool accreditation rating
Hand in Hand Preschool and the preschool rooms at EarlyVentures Learning Center are four-star rated, awarded by Minnesota’s Parent Aware Rating System. This identifies our programs as having a high quality learning environment and curriculum, helping children prepare for kindergarten success.

 

Registration for KidVentures Summer 2023

Registration for Kid Ventures Summer 2023 will open at 8 am on Thursday, March 16th. Families are strongly encouraged to register early to secure a spot, especially if care is needed on Fridays. Registration will remain open until Thursday, April 20th or until we hit our staffing capacity, whichever comes first.

Please click HERE to register.