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2024 Camp/Summit SAFARI

Camp SAFARI registration will open for summer 2024 on March 11 at 8 a.m.

Summer Camp will run from June 5 through August 16, 2024. Hours are 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

  • Camp SAFARI, for children entering Kindergarten through 4th grade for the 2024-25 school year, will be held at Ridgeview Elementary and Valley View Elementary. Space is limited, site is not guaranteed. You will be contacted if the site you request is full.
  • Summit SAFARI, for children entering 5th and 6th grade for the 2024-25 school year, will be held at Valley View Middle School. Incoming 5th and 6th graders must attend Summit SAFARI, they will not be able to attend Camp SAFARI with the younger children.

Super SAFARI will run August 19-21 at Hillcrest Community School. Hours will be 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

About Summer Camp/Summit SAFARI

Summer SAFARI is a program for children entering kindergarten through grade 6, 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.

Summer SAFARI is fee-based and available at three locations. Summer SAFARI is administered by Bloomington Community Education's Youth and Family Department.

Rates              Summer Handbook               Calendar              Register

 

We're Hiring!

The Kids' SAFARI, Preschool SAFARI and Summer 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!

We're Hiring!

Contact

kidssafari@isd271.org
952-681-6128

2023-24 Kids' SAFARI

Kids' SAFARI registration is open for 2023-2024 school year.

Kids' SAFARI Registration

Registration for the 2024/25 School Year will open online April 8 at 8 a.m. All schools will be available at that time, but sites may be combined due to low registration for Kids' SAFARI at some schools.

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 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

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!

We're Hiring!

Contact

kidssafari@isd271.org
952-681-6128

Kids' SAFARI Information

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

Apply Now

Please refer to the following documents for 2023-24 Kids' SAFARI Rates, Calendar, and Non-School Day Information.

Rates                                       Calendar                               Non-School Days

 

Please refer to the following documents for 2024-25 Kids' SAFARI Rates, Calendar, and Non-School Day Information.

Rates                                         Calendar                            Non-School Day

Preschool SAFARI
Preschool SAFARI Care Information

2023-2024 Bloomington Early Learning Services Preschool SAFARI

LocationPond CenterNormandale Hills
Elementary
Westwood
Elementary
Hillcrest
Community
School
Program

Preschool for Three's

Preschool for Four's

Preschool SAFARI -
a.m. and p.m.

Preschool SAFARI -
a.m. and p.m.
Preschool SAFARI -
a.m. only
Preschool SAFARI -
p.m. only

Ages

(As of Sept. 1, 2023)

Age 3-Year-Old

4-Year-Old

SAFARI (3- and 4-Year-Old)

Mixed Age

(3- and 4-Year-Old)

Mixed Age

(3- and 4-Year-Old)

 

Mixed Age

(3- and 4-Year-Old)

 

Days

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

4-Year-Old:
Monday-Friday

SAFARI:
Monday-Friday

Monday-FridayMonday-FridayMonday-Friday
Class Times

Morning Class:
9:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Evening Class: 1:30 - 4 p.m.

Morning Class:
9:04 - 11:35 a.m.

Evening Class:
12:45 - 3:15 p.m.

Morning Class:
9:04 - 11:35 a.m.
Evening Class:
12:45 - 3:15 p.m.
Tuition CostSliding Fee ScaleSliding Fee ScaleSliding Fee ScaleSliding Fee Scale
Early Childhood
Special
Education (ECSE)
Services Available
YesNoYesYes
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

NoECSE 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

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

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

Morning Class:
6:30 - 9:05 a.m.
$17/day

Evening Class:
6:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
$27/day

6:30 - 9:05 a.m.
$17/day
6:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
$27/day
After Care Hours
& Fees

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

Evening Class:
4 - 6 p.m.
$17/day (only
available to 5
day/week
preschool students)

Morning Class:
11:35 a.m. - 6 p.m.
$27/day

Evening Class:
3:15 - 6 p.m.
$17/day

11:35 a.m. - 6 p.m.
$27/day
3:15 - 6 p.m.
$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

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. 

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' in the 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.

Preschool SAFARI FAQ

 

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. 

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' in the 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 will open January 17 for current families, January 31 for new families.

 

Rates                                          Calendar                              Non-School Day