NEW, Adventures Bound: Full-day, school-year child care program offered for four-year-old preschool children
By combining high quality child care with Anoka-Hennepin Preschool curriculum, Adventures Bound offers families an opportunity to prepare their children for kindergarten in a safe, nurturing environment with staff who are specially trained to work with preschool students.
School-year Adventures Bound child care will be offered in its own dedicated classroom space at three Anoka-Hennepin Elementary Schools, beginning in Fall 2019:
- Brookside Elementary School: 17003 Nowthen Blvd. NW, Ramsey, MN 55303
- Ramsey Elementary School: 15000 County Hwy. 5, Ramsey, MN 55303
- Sunrise Elementary School: 12576 Lever St. NE, Blaine, MN 55449
Families with school-aged children attending these schools in the fall of 2020 will receive priority registration, as the experience eases the adjustment and transition for both children and parents to the upcoming school experience. Additional registration priority will be given to in-district families and families currently enrolled in Adventures Plus school-age care to keep siblings together.
Preschool-infused child care, aligned with the Anoka-Hennepin Schools curriculum
Experienced and friendly child care staff will lead the Adventures Bound program throughout the day in a student to staff ratio of 10:1. Our staff will utilize a research-based curriculum that features hands-on exploration and discovery as a way of learning.
A typical day in Adventures Bound will include opportunities to practice kindergarten readiness skills:
- Play-based learning
- Small group time
- Social interaction
- Large muscle skills
- Music and movement
- Listening skills
- Language, literacy, letter recognition
- Personal and social development
- Writing skills
- Centers: Creative arts, dramatic play, blocks, manipulatives, science and more
Children must be four years of age by September 1, 2019, to enroll in Adventures Bound school-year care. All children must be toilet trained to attend Adventures Bound school-year care and preschool.
Priority registration will be given to traditional preschool-eligible children. Families holding eligible children back from attending kindergarten (five years of age by September 1, 2019) may be placed on a tentative waiting list.
Adventures Bound will follow the Anoka-Hennepin Schools calendar. Non-school-day care will be available with kindergarten grade five students in the Adventures Plus before- and after-school care program for an additional fee on most non-school days, but elementary school care sites may vary. Registration and payment for these opportunities will occur one month prior to each non-school day.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Dates: Sept. 3, 2019 - Jun. 9, 2020
To provide consistent staffing and routines for children, only full-time care is offered.
Full-time care rates: $215 per week
Registration fee: $30, added to your initial invoice
All rates are subject to change. Families will receive a monthly billing invoice. Students may bring a lunch from home or purchase lunch in the school cafeteria. Breakfast and snack are provided each day as part of your weekly rate.
School-year Adventures Bound child care will be offered in its own dedicated classroom space at the two new Anoka Hennepin elementary schools, Brookside and Sunrise Elementary Schools; and at Ramsey Elementary School, beginning Fall 2019.
For information about school-year child care for four-year-old children, please call the Adventures Plus billing office:
Registration will begin Thursday, January 31, 2019.
Create an account through the Anoka Hennepin Community Education registration site, and register online.
Space is limited to 20 students at each school site, and registration is first-come, first served. Registrations are time stamped as families apply online when registration opens, and a wait list will be available to fill spaces if families withdraw. Adventures Plus requires a two-week notice, and refunds are determined based on the withdrawal policy.
Registration fee: $30, added to your initial invoice. (All rates are subject to change.)