Child Care

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Our Mission for Child Care Programs

We strive to provide age-appropriate care and meaningful learning experiences through enrichment and recreational activities lead by caring, supportive staff and volunteers. We are committed to providing quality year-round programming for our youth, building nurturing relationships and a connection to the community.

KinderClub, Fun 'N' Friends, and Senior Leaders are child care programs offered through Brainerd Public Schools Community Education. State program guidelines and recommendations are followed. We offer: 

  • KinderClub is early age care and all day, every day pre-k program for 4 and 5 year olds. 

  • Fun 'N' Friends is school-age child care and youth enrichment before school, after school, non-school days and summer for students in kindergarten through 4th grade.

  • Senior Leaders is school-age care and youth enrichment before school, after school, non-school days and summer for students in 5th through 8th grade.


  • Washington Educational Service Building: 4 and 5 year olds, K-4th grade students from Baxter, Garfield, Harrison, Lowell, and Riverside and 5-8th grade Forestview students.

  • Nisswa Elementary School: 4 and 5 year olds and K-4th grade students.




KinderClub, Fun 'N' Friends & Senior Leaders

We are open!  Registration link here!

Who to Contact
For assistance signing up, call 218-454-6956.

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enny Larson

Early Childhood Coordinator

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Amanda Mattsen
Nisswa KinderClub Supervisor

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Megan Ostendorf
Nisswa Supervisor

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Maureen Riles
Family Accounts Supervisor

Kari Roberts
Kari Roberts
Baxter Supervisor

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Cassandra Hale
WESB Supervisor

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