Explorers

  • Summer Explorers Registration is on a space available basis.

  • K-5 Explorers Registration 2022-23 - deadline is May 31.

  • Junior Explorers Registration for 2022-23 is now open.

Explorers offers school aged childcare for children in grades K-5 and Junior Explorers offers preschool childcare for children ages 3 - 5. School-aged Explorers is offered before and after school and on non-school days. Junior Explorers offers all day care from 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

During the summer, childcare is offered for children 4 years old through incoming 5th grade.  We support families and help children develop to their full potential socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually.

Our Objectives

  • Offer a safe environment where children are encouraged to pursue their own interests, develop friendships, and grow in confidence, independence and respect for themselves and others.
  • Provide opportunity for children to build positive and enriching relationships with trusted adults.
  • Create opportunities for children to learn and explore through play.

Enrollment is on a first come, first served basis. During the school year, minimum enrollment is 2 days per week (days cannot be changed from week to week). During the summer program, minimum enrollment is 10 days throughout the summer.

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Learn more about Junior Explorers

Junior Explorers and Explorers are high quality childcare programs for children, ages three through fifth grade (school year) and ages 4 through fifth grade (summer). At Explorers, we provide children opportunities to learn through a wide variety of activities such as art, music, science projects, games, writing, reading, crafts, outdoor play, computers, practicing social skills, gym time, dramatic play, and much more! There is a balance of activity options that includes large group, small group, and individual choices.
 
Minnetonka Community Education Explorers programs are 4-Star Rated by Minnesota Childcare Agencies.

school year site Contacts

Clear Springs
Brittany Bell
Before School: 6:30 - 8:40 a.m.
After School: 3:20 - 6 p.m.
952-401-6975

Excelsior
Jessica Dunbar
Before School: 6:30 - 8 a.m.
After School: 2:40 - 6 p.m.
952-401-5631

Groveland
Macall Stone
Before School: 6:30 - 8:40 a.m.
After School: 3:20 - 6 p.m.
952-401-5582

Scenic Heights
Andrea Sherman
Before School: 6:30 - 8:40 a.m.
After School: 3:20 - 6 p.m.
952-401-5464

Deephaven
Kathleen Frazier
Before School: 6:30 - 8 a.m.
After School: 2:40 - 6 p.m.
952-401-6917

Minnetonka Community Education Center
Sarah Davis and Brenda Broveleit
Juniors: 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
952-401-6825

Minnewashta
Clay Czisny
Before School: 6:30 - 8:40 a.m.
After School: 3:20 - 6 p.m.
952-401-5481

 

Administrative Contacts

Explorers K-5 Program Manager
Jeremy Johnson
952-401-6824

Junior Explorers
Molly Bahneman
952-401-6830                                                Coordinator, ECFE, Minnetonka Preschool & Junior Explorers

Youth Programs Coordinator
Jenny Bodurka
952-401-6818

K-5 Explorers and Junior Explorers Enrollment and Billing
Mary Hall
952-401-6838

Explorers Specialist
Becca Mills
952-401-4159

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K-5 Explorers: Please note that there is a $100 registration fee per child, which is non-refundable.

Summer Explorers: Please note that there is a $50 registration fee per child, which is non-refundable.

Junior Explorers: Please note there is a $200 fee due at the time of registration approval. $100 of this fee is a non-refundable registration fee. The remaining $100 is a deposit for care that will be applied to your first months invoice as a credit.


Contact

Jeremy Johnson
Program Manager
jeremy.johnson@minnetonkaschools.org
(952) 401-6824

Minnetonka Community Education Center
4584 Vine Hill Road
Deephaven, MN 55331

Hours: 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays

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