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School Age Care

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). 


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:

  • Riverside Elementary
  • Baxter Elementary
  • Harrison Elementary (also servicing Lowell & Garfield students) (after school only)
  • Nisswa Elementary

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:

Program: Amount Of Days A Week: Rate Per Week:
Before School Any $5/day
After School 1 $15
After School 2 $ 30 ($15/day)
After School 3 $36 ($12/day)
After School 4 $40 ($10/day)
After School 5 $50 ($10/day)
Non-School Days Any


For more information or to view our handbook, please visit the Fun & Friends website, HERE

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Contact Info
804 Oak St
Brainerd, MN 56401
(218) 454-6687