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 is offered in its own dedicated classroom space at select Anoka-Hennepin Elementary Schools:
- Brookside Elementary School: 17003 Nowthen Blvd. NW, Ramsey, MN 55303
- Johnsville Elementary School (2020-21 school year): 991 225th Ave. NE., Blaine, MN 55449
- Ramsey Elementary School: 15000 County Hwy. 5, Ramsey, MN 55303
- Sunrise Elementary School (2019-20 school year, only): 12576 Lever St. NE, Blaine, MN 55449
Families with school-aged children attending these schools in the fall of 2021 will receive priority registration, as this 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 of the current school year to enroll in Adventures Bound school-year care. Children must complete early childhood screening before beginning the School-year Adventures Bound. Please call 763-506-2400 to schedule an early childhood screening appointment (free of charge from Anoka-Hennepin Schools). 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 of the current school year) may be placed on a tentative waiting list.
Adventures Bound will follow the Anoka-Hennepin Schools calendar. Children enrolled in School-year Adventures Bound may enroll in non-school day care for non-school days, winter break and spring break at selected sites. Non-school days are days when school is not in session but Adventures Plus is open from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. to families who pre-register for this care option. These days are not included in your regular contracted care. Non-school day care is available only to families who are registered for weekly Adventures Plus care. Non-school day registrations must be submitted by the 15th of the month prior to care in order to guarantee a spot and be billed at the discounted rate. Non-school day registration closes at noon one week prior to care.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Dates: Sept. 3, 2019 - Jun. 9, 2020
Hours: Monday - Friday, 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Dates: Sept. 8, 2020 - Jun. 10, 2021
To provide consistent staffing and routines for children, only full-time care is offered.
Full-time care rates: $220 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 is offered in its own dedicated classroom space at Brookside, Ramsey and Sunrise Elementary Schools.
For information about school-year child care for four-year-old children, please call the Adventures Plus billing office:
Space is still available at Brookside and Ramsey Elementary School for the 2019-20 school year, and families may enroll at anytime.
Registration for the 2020-21 school year will begin Monday, January 27, 2020. 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 withdrawal notice, and refunds are determined based on the withdrawal policy.
Registration fee: $30, added to your initial invoice. (All rates are subject to change.)