Before and After School Care
Before School Care
Our before school program begins at 7:15 a.m. and includes breakfast for preschoolers, Kinders, and families who have qualified for free or reduced lunch. For all others, the cost is $1. Children are offered a variety of enrichment activities, including puzzles, reading, and drawing, while supervised by caring adults. They are escorted to their classrooms between 8:45 and 9:00 a.m.
Toddlers, Preschool, and Kindergarten:
• Children gather in the Extended Day area in the lower level (enter through Door 1 on Fremont Avenue).
• Parents must escort their children in and sign them in with the adult caregiver.
• The cost depends upon whether children attend for half-day (7:45 am to 11:45 am) or extended day (7:30 am to 5:30 pm). Click here for costs.
Elementary Grades 1 to 6
• Children gather in the gymnasium (enter through Door 3 at the back parking lot).
• Parents must escort their children in and sign them in with the adult supervisor.
• Cost is $8 per day.
Scholarships are available for elementary before and after school fees. Click here for more information.
After School Care
Our after school program begins at 4:00 pm and includes a snack. Children are offered a variety of enrichment activities and they also spend time playing outdoors. The program is available until 5:30 p.m. when the school closes.
• Children remain in the Toddler room after school. The cost is included in Extended Day tuition. Click here for costs.
• Children gather in the Extended Day area in the lower level. The cost is included in Extended Day tuition. Click here for costs.
• Children gather in the Extended Day area in the lower level (with preschool/Children's House students). The cost is $10 per day.
Elementary (The Bridges Program):
• Children gather in the gymnasium after school. Check out our excellent after-school options by clicking here.
• Registration form is here.
Late policy: You are charged $1 for every minute you are late (after 5:40).
Phone number: To reach the After Care staff, call 612-224-1575.
School Release Day Care (Kindergarten through Grade Six Only):
• On certain days when Bright Water Elementary is not in session, we offer care from 8 am to 5 pm for $20 per child. A typical School Release day will include arts and crafts, time to play outdoors, and often a field trip to a museum or other enriching location.
• Sign up clicking here
School Release Day Care for preschool:
• To sign up for care on a School Release Day, click here.