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  • KidVentures after school care group of kids making a popcorn craft
  • Earlyventures babies in Halloween costumes in a stroller
  • Community Services KidVentures

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. Flexible enrollment options include:

  • 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 schools, from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Enrollment information is available below, at the schools and at 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, 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.

Wednesday Late Start Registration 2017-18

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 also offers an optional trip to the Northfield pool twice per week and field trips every Friday.

KidVentures runs from June through 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 youth entering grades 4-7, 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 morning themed activity time.

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 to arrange a tour.

Forms & Information:

Registration for EarlyVentures summer 2018 and the 2018-2019 school year opened on Thursday, March 1st, 2018. Please call 507.664.3650 for more information and to learn about available openings.

Online Payments:

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.

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 2018

Registration for the KidVentures Summer program opened on March 21st, 2018. Registration is first come, first served and space does fill quickly. Register early to secure a spot!

2 boys at waterpark with KidVentures Summer program

KV Summer 2018 Brochure