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Kids' SAFARI Registration

 

We're Hiring!

The Kids' SAFARI and Preschool SAFARI child care programs have multiple part-time positions available for activity assistants and inclusion staff.  We start hiring at age 16 - great for high school and college students. Get paid to play, and join our team!

About Kids' SAFARI

Kids' SAFARI is a before-and after-school childcare program for children in kindergarten through grade 5, offering enrichment opportunities designed to meet the changing needs of children and families. The program includes creative learning experiences designed to increase social interaction and lead children to discover friendship, independence and confidence.

Kids' SAFARI is fee-based and available at Bloomington elementary schools. Kids' SAFARI accepts all students residing in or attending an elementary school in Bloomington.

During the school year, Kids' SAFARI provides programming for students enrolled in kindergarten through grade 5. During the summer, Kids' SAFARI provides full-day programming for students entering kindergarten through the completion of grade 5.

Kids' SAFARI is administered by Bloomington Community Education's Youth and Family Department.

Kids' SAFARI Family Handbook

Contact

kidssafari@isd271.org
952-681-6128

Kids' SAFARI is looking for activity assistants and inclusion staff. Get paid to play and join our team.

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Please refer to the following documents for 2022-23 Kids' SAFARI Rates, Calendar, and Non-School Day Information.

Rates                                       Calendar                               Non-School Days

 

Preschool SAFARI

2022-2023 Bloomington Early Learning Services Preschool SAFARI

Location

Normandale Hills Elementary
Poplar Bridge Elementary

Westwood Elementary Hillcrest Community School
Program Preschool SAFARI - AM & PM Preschool SAFARI - AM Preschool SAFARI - PM
Ages
As of Sept. 1, 2022
Mixed Age:
3 & 4 Year-old
Mixed Age:
3 & 4 Year-old
Mixed Age:
3 & 4 Year-old
Days of Week Monday - Friday Monday - Friday Monday - Friday
Class Times AM Class: 9:05 - 11:35 a.m.
PM Class: 12:45 - 3:15 p.m.
AM: 9:05 - 11:35 a.m. PM: 12:45 - 3:15 p.m.
Tuition Cost Sliding Fee Scale Sliding Fee Scale Sliding Fee Scale
Early Childhood Special
Education (ECSE) Services
Available
No Yes Yes
Transportation Available No ECSE transportation provided during the Preschool class portion of the day on a case-by-case basis ECSE transportation provided during the Preschool class portion of the day on a case-by-case basis
Before Care Hours & Fees AM Class: 6:30 - 9:05 a.m. $15/day
PM Class: 6:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. $25/day
6:30 - 9:05 a.m. $15/day 6:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. $25/day
After Care Hours
& Fees
AM Class: 11:35 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. $25/day
PM Class: 3:15 - 6:00 p.m. $15/day
11:35 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. $25/day 3:15 - 6:00 p.m. $15/day

For more information/questions regarding the curriculum class time, please contact Early Learning Services at 952-681-6212.

For more information/questions regarding the childcare time, please contact the Kids' SAFARI administrative office at 952-681-6128.

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Registration dates for the 2022-2023 Preschool SAFARI are as follows:

  • Jan. 10, 2022 at 8 a.m. - Priority Registration begins for families with children in a Bloomington Public School's Preschool Program in the 2021-2022 school year.
  • Jan. 24, 2022 at 8 a.m. - Registration is open to the public.

Once on the registration site, follow these steps:

  1. Select Explore All Programs.
  2. Select Preschool SAFARI on the left side in blue.
  3. Select Registration (middle, in blue)
  4. Select Create Account.
  5. Once Preschool SAFARI registration is complete, you can select Explore All, then Preschool SAFARI Care to select the before and/or after care. 

Preschool SAFARI Registration

 

Rates                     Calendar               Non-School Day

Check out the Frequently Asked Questions about Preschool SAFARI.  Click here.

 

2023-2024 Bloomington Early Learning Services Preschool SAFARI

 

Location Pond Center Normandale Hills
Elementary
Westwood
Elementary
Hillcrest
Community
School
Program

Preschool for Three's
Preschool for Four's

Preschool SAFARI -
AM & PM

Preschool SAFARI -
AM & PM
Preschool SAFARI -
AM
Preschool SAFARI -
PM

Ages

(As of Sept. 1, 2023)

3 Year Old

4 Year Old

SAFARI (3 & 4 Year Old)

Mixed Age

(3 & 4 Year Old)

Mixed Age

(3 & 4 Year Old)

 

Mixed Age

(3 & 4 Year Old)

 

Days

3 Year Old:
M/W/F or T/Th
4 Year Old:
Monday -Friday

SAFARI:
Monday-Friday

Monday-Friday Monday-Friday Monday-Friday
Class Times

AM Class:
9:45a-12:15p

PM Class: 1:30p-4p

AM Class:
9:04a-11:35a

PM Class:
12:45p-3:15p

AM 9:04a-11:35a PM 12:45p-3:15p
Tuition Cost Sliding Fee Scale Sliding Fee Scale Sliding Fee Scale Sliding Fee Scale
Early Childhood
Special
Education (ECSE)
Services Available
YES NO YES YES

Transportation
Available

4 Year Old - Yes, if
within Indian Mounds or
Poplar Bridge 
enrollment areas,
and ECSE

3 Year Old - ECSE
only
on case-by-case
basis

NO

ECSE Transportation
provided 
during the
Preschool class
portion of the 
day on a case-by-case
basis.

ECSE Transportation
provided 
during the
Preschool class
portion of the 
day on a case-by-case
basis.
Before Care Hours
& Fees

AM Class:
6:30a- 9:45a,
$17/day (only
available to 5
day/week
preschool students).

PM Class:
6:30a -1:30p,
$27/day (only
available to 5
day/week
preschool students)

AM Class:
6:30a- 9:05a,
$17/day

PM Class:
6:30a-12:45p,
$27/day

6:30a- 9:05a,
$17/day
6:30a- 12:45p,
$27/day

After Care Hours
& Fees

AM Class:
12:15p- 6p, $27/day
(only available to 5
day/week
preschool students)

PM Class:
4p- 6p,
$17/day (only
available to 5
day/week
preschool students)

AM Class:
11:35a- 6p,
$27/day

PM Class:
3:15p- 6p, $17/day

11:35a- 6p,
$27/day
3:15p- 6p,
$17/day
Non-School Day
SAFARI Care

Early Bird = $56/day
(only available to those
registered for care)
 

Regular = $60/day
(only available to those
registered for care)

Early Bird =
$56/day

Regular =
$60/day

Early Bird =
$56/day

Regular =
$60/day

Early Bird =
$56/day

Regular =
$60/day