Learn something new, connect with others in the community, stimulate your creativity or improve your health. Adult Enrichment offers a variety of fee-based classes and activities designed for adults of every age.
PreK Plus Childcare: Providing Wrap Around, Extended Day, and Non School Day Childcare for students enrolled in an Early Childhood class.
Fun & Friends is a child care program for students in kindergarten through 8th grade. Please do not send your child to Fun & Friends until your contract and schedule has been approved.
We have a variety of programs for preschoolers aged 2 1/2 to 5 years at 3 locations: the Warrior Early Learning Center and Nisswa Elementary School.
Youth develop life-long interests, skills and knowledge through sports, performing and visual arts, academics, special interest clubs, outdoor educational experiences and many more programs.
Child Only classes provide children opportunities to explore learning in an ECFE classroom setting independently.
ECFE offers Love and Logic Parenting classes to learn practical techniques for gaining family cooperation.
ECFE offers many special events throughout the year for families with birth-5 yr olds.
Time Together Classes provide weekly time for parents/guardians and their children birth-5 years old.
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 with age-appropriate, fun, recreational activities. Care is provided before school, after school, on non-school days, and over the summer.
Sites include Nisswa Elementary, Baxter Elementary, Riverside Elementary, and Harrison Elementary (also servicing Garfield and Lowell).
SCHOOL YEAR 23-24:
Registration for the 23-24 School Year has ended and our sites are full. To be added to a waitlist, please fill out the registration for your site of choice below. A Fun & Friends staff will reach out when we are able to approve your pending contract. Do not send your child to Fun & Friends until you have received confirmation that your contract has been approved. Thank you!
Locations: Fun & Friends will be open at the following locations:
Before School Care: Before school care will be held at Nisswa Elementary, Baxter Elementary, and Riverside Elementary. Riverside will host all Brainerd elementary schools (Harrison, Riverside, Lowell, and Garfield) for before school care with busing to Harrison, Lowell, and Garfield. Forestview students can attend any location with busing to Forestview Middle School for before school care.
Forestview students are able to attend Nisswa, Harrison, or Baxter Fun & Friends for after school care.
Rates: School year rates vary depending on days scheduled a week. See below:
For more information or to view our handbook, please visit the Fun & Friends website, HERE.