White Bear Lake Area Schools Bear FUNdamentals is a year-before-kindergarten full-day program focused on providing fun, nurturing and safe opportunities for play and learning that prepare children for kindergarten. Bear FUNdamentals focuses on children's emotional, social, physical and intellectual growth. Children work on listening skills, language and literacy, thinking and math skills and social development through meaningful, interactive play. The program is staffed at a 1:10 ratio and taught by passionate instructors who encourage curiosity, discovery and problem solving in a stimulating, structured, and fun environment. Our staff work closely with families to provide individualized care for each child.
Bear FUNdamentals programming is offered at Birch, Lakeaires, Hugo, and Otter Lake Elementary Schools throughout the school year. Families can register for a three, four, or five consistent day contract. Contract options are Half Day - Birch only (11:30 am - 3:45pm), School Day (9 am - 3:45 pm) or Full Day (6:30 am - 6:00 pm). Families that need only a few sessions of before or after school care can register for School Day Bear FUNdamentals and register for Extended Day before (6:30 am - 9 am) or after (3:45 pm - 6:00 pm) school care as well.
Enrollment is on a first come, first served basis. All registrations and fees must be submitted a minimum of three working days prior to the day families wish to start using the program. The White Bear Lake Area School District is transitioning to a new online registration system called Eleyo. Click here to see instructions that will walk you through the process for registering a student for BearFUNdamentals and Extended Day.
Click HERE to register in Eleyo.
Click here for step by step instructions: How to Register in Eleyo
Fees The Bear FUNdamentals Program is self supported by user fees. Therefore, it is imperative that all fees are paid on time. Delinquent accounts are subject to removal from the Bear FUNdamentals Program, as well as possible collection and/or legal action and their associated fees. Fees may be paid with check, cash, or credit card
- Partial or total fee reimbursement may be available to qualifying families through Ramsey or Washington Counties. For further information, please call Think Small at (651) 641-0332.
- Limited financial assistance is available. Please call Christina Anderson at (651) 407-7510 for additional information.
Contract Options & Daily Tuition
Half Day $16.50/day (Birch Lake only)
School Day $26.50/day
Full Day $40.00/day
School Year 2018-2019
Bear FUNdamentals follows the Early Childhood school year calendar, and begins September 10, 2018. The last day of school is June 7, 2019. When White Bear Lake Area Schools are not in session, Bear FUNdamentals families can register for the Extended Day non school day program through FeePay. To see a complete list of days Bear FUNdamentals/Extended Day will be closed and days when non-school day programming will be available click here: Non School Days
(Non-refundable and payable at the time of registration)
- January 16 - July 31, 2018 $30.00/child
- August 1 - September 7, 2018 $45.00/child
- After September 7, 2018 $35.00/child
Registration Deadlines for 2018-2019
- Last day to register to start on September 10, is August 17.
- For registrations accepted after August 17, families will be placed on wait list. You will be notified by program staff for start date.
Questions regarding registration?
Contact Stephanie Bloxham at 651-407-7511
Program Office Telephone Numbers
Christina Anderson, Program Coordinator, email@example.com
Stephanie Bloxham, Billing Clerk 651-407-7511, firstname.lastname@example.org
Anne Vail, Programmer 651-407-7512, email@example.com
Program Site Telephone Numbers
Birch Lake Elementary, 651-653-2784
Stephanie Kane-Burback, Site Supervisor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hugo Elementary, 651-407-7500 ext. 2124
Alex Hennessey, Site Supervisor, email@example.com
Lakeaires Elementary, 651-653-2817
Ashley Guthrie, Site Supervisor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Otter Lake Elementary, 651-653-2834
Shannon Swanson, Site Supervisor, email@example.com