Child Care

Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Response Child Care Information for Families and Providers

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.

About the program
Fun & Friends is a child care program for students in kindergarten through 8th grade. It serves the students of Brainerd Public Schools for over 30 years through age-appropriate fun, recreational activities. 

  • Fun & Friends is school-age child care before school, after school, non-school days and summer for students in kindergarten through 8th grade. 


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

  • Nisswa Elementary School: K-4th grade students.

  • Baxter Elementary School: K-4th grade and 5-8th grade Forestview students.




Fun & Friends
Register here!

Who to Contact
For assistance signing up, call 218-454-6953.

Weber 3
Alexis Weber
Fun & Friends Coordinator

C Hale
Cassandra Hale
Child Care Secretary

Lacey Reynolds
Lacey Reynolds
WESB Site Supervisor

Megan O
Megan Ostendorf
Nisswa Supervisor

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