Child Care

Our Mission for Child Care Programs

We strive to provide age-appropriate care and meaningful learning experiences through enrichment and recreational activities led 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. Care is provided before school, after school, on non-school days, and over the summer. 

  • Washington Educational Services Building (WESB), WESB Fun & Friends provides care for students from Garfield, Harrison, Lowell, and Riverside Elementary   
  • Nisswa Elementary  
  • Baxter Elementary

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 6:30am-6pm


  • $25 annual registration fee per student
  • Before School Care: $5/day
  • After School Care: $15 for 1-2 days, $12 for 3 days, $10 for 4-5 days per week                 
  • Non-School Days & Summer Care: $35/day               
  • More information can be found in the Fun & Friends Handbook.




Fun & Friends
Register here!

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

Alexis Weber
Alexis Weber
Fun & Friends Coordinator

C Hale
Cassandra Hale
Child Care Secretary

Lacey Reynolds
Lacey Reynolds
WESB Site Supervisor

Jordyn Marsh

Jordyn Marsh
Baxter Elementary Site Supervisor

Karlie Ray
Karlie Ray
Nisswa Elementary Site Supervisor

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