Child Care For K - 8th Gr

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. 

  • Harrison Fun & Friends provides care for students from Garfield, Harrison & Lowell (School Year only)
  • Riverside Elementary
  • Nisswa Elementary 
  • Baxter Elementary 
    (All Year Care)

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


  • $30 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 Care: $35/day 
  • Summer Care:  $40/day
  • More information can be found in theFun & 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

Francisco Hernandez
Riverside Site Supervisor

Erika Riesner-Havok
Baxter Elementary Site Supervisor

Karlie Ray
Karlie Ray
Nisswa Elementary Site Supervisor

Pamela Bloomer
Harrison Elementary Site Supervisor

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