Ventures Childcare

SummerVentures

Is your child looking for an adventure this summer? Consider SummerVentures!

Summer 2015 PostcardSummerVentures 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. SummerVentures offers a trip to the Northfield pool Monday through Thursday afternoons and field trips every Friday.

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

Sunrise (6:30 AM-12:00 PM, M-TH); Sunset (12:00 PM-6:00 PM, M-TH), and Full Days (M-F). Registrants can either be Full-Time or Part-Time (minimum of 20 days throughout the summer).

TweenVentures:

For those entering grades 5-7, SummerVentures offers TweenVentures, a youth-driven program where Tweens have a designated “older kid” space. TweenVentures places a strong emphasis on leadership, growing independence, and service learning. TweenVentures participates 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 2015 begins Monday, April 13th at the Registration Kick-off.

Where: Sibley Cafeteria

Time: 6:00-7:30 PM

Registration is first come, first serve!

Check out this year’s brochure for all the summer’s adventures!  Please call 507-664-3750 with questions.

SummerVentures Brochure 2015 »

KidVentures

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.

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  • Set weekly schedule
  • Monthly calendar schedule
  • Drop-in options
  • School release day only
  • Late start and early release days

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.

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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 attend KidVentures but would like to register for the one-hour option. After initial registration, a form will be sent home each month for parents & guardians to register for the subsequent month’s Wednesdays.

Wednesday Late-Start Registration »


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. Call 507.645.1216 to arrange a tour.

Registration for summer 2015 & the 2015-16 school year will open March 3:

Registration for new families will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, at our open house at Longfellow School. Registration for summer 2015 is on a first come, first served basis.

Registration for the 2015-16 school year will also be on a first come, first served basis. However, families registering on March 3 for both EarlyVentures and Hand in Hand preschool will receive priority for available EarlyVentures openings. Priority for Hand in Hand students only applies to preschool-aged children and families that register during the open house.

Families are welcome to print and fill out the registration packets and bring them to the open house, and packets will also be available at the event. All packets must be filled out in their entirety and returned in person at the open house, and no registration packets will be accepted before 6 p.m. on March 3.

Please call 507.645.1216 for additional information.

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EarlyVentures Release Days:

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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