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  • KidVentures after school care group of kids making a popcorn craft

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 from Tuesday, June 14th-Friday, August 26th, 2022 and will be located at Spring Creek Elementary. Summer hours will be 6:30 am-6:00 pm.

KV 2022 Summer will feature:

Week Theme Friday Field Trip
June 14-17 Summer Kickoff Scheid Park Water Days
June 20-24 Little Creatures of the Land RAD Zoo (on site field trip)
June 27-July 1 Stars and Stripes The Works (on site field trip)
July 4-8 Rainforest Expedition Faribault Aquatic Center
July 11-15 Rollercoaster Tycoon Waseca Water Park
July 18-22 Animals All Around Us Kid Create Studio (on site field trip)
July 25-29 Sail the Seven Seas Cascade Bay
Aug 1-Aug 5 Wild World of Sports Hyland Park Reserve
Aug 8-Aug 12 Catch a Wave River Springs Water Park
Aug 15-19 Race Around the World Elm Creek Park Reserve
Aug 22-24 The Final Countdown Closed

 

 

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:

Online registration for Early Ventures Summer 2022 and the 2022-2023 school year opened on Thursday, March 3rd, 2022 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. 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 2022

Registration for summer 2022 opened at 8:00 am on Monday, March 21st. All registration is done online. Registration is first come, first served and space is limited. Please make sure to register ASAP to secure a spot. All registrations must be received by Friday, April 22nd, 2022.

Please click HERE to register.