Fun & Friends

About The Program
Fun & Friends is a child care program for students in kindergarten through 8th grade. It has served the students of Brainerd Public Schools for over 30 years through age-appropriate, fun recreational and educational programming. Sites include Nisswa Elementary for Nisswa area students, Baxter Elementary for Baxter students, and the Washington Educational Services Building (map) for Garfield, Harrison, Lowell, Riverside and Forestview students. 


  • $25 annual registration fee per student (non-refundable). 
  • $25 per child per week for Before School Care
  • $10 per child per day for After School Care. Afternoon snack is provided daily.
  • $35 per child for Summer and all day events/non-school days. Meals and snacks are included.

Hours of Operation

  • Before School Care is open 6:30am until the bus picks up to transport students to their school. 
  • After School Care is open until 6:00pm. Students attending the Washington site will be bused from their school to Washington immediately following school. 
  • The hours for all day events are 6:30am until 6:00pm. 

Registration link here!


  • All students must be independent in toileting. 
  • All students must be signed out of the program each day by a parent or guardian. 
  • Students will have the option for outdoor play unless it is raining or below zero. 


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