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    Home Base works in cooperation with family, school, and community to provide high-quality childcare through enriching activities for all elementary children in the Wayzata Public Schools community.

    Bright Start: Pre-Kindergarten

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    • Is for children who are four years old by September 1 of the school year.
    • Is located in each of the eight Wayzata elementary schools.
    • Is a high-quality pre-kindergarten program designed to meet the social and educational needs of children.
    • Utilizes a research-based curriculum.
    • Is led by experienced, well-trained staff.
    • Recommends a minimum of three days per week to maximize the benefits of the curriculum and in an effort to be consistent with children.
    • Requires a contracted weekly schedule.
    • Is a fee-based full-day pre-kindergarten programming with wrap around child care.


    Home Base: Elementary School-Age Care


    • Is a fee-based program which provides before- and after-school childcare for children kindergarten to grade five.
    • Is located at each of the eight Wayzata elementary schools.
    • Provides a choice-based environment where children can grow, build friendships, and develop their social skills under the supervision of nurturing caregivers.
    • Is led by experienced professionals in school-age care at each site.
    • Follows school-age care guidelines.
    • Provides full-day programs on Non-School Days (NSD) and Summer.
    • Offers a choice of a contracted weekly schedule or a flexible drop-in option (based on space availability).

    Home Base Non-School Days

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    • Provides a full-day childcare option on selected non-school days throughout the school year, such as conference days and school breaks.
    • Are contracted and billed in addition to your regular Home Base/Bright Start contract.


    Home Base Summer

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    • Provides a full-day childcare option during the summer.
    • Is available for children registered to enter kindergarten in the fall through children who will be entering 6th grade in the fall.
    • Is a flexible option allowing you to choose any number of days in the summer program.
  • WPSCELogo Home Base & Bright Start
    are Community Education programs of Wayzata Public Schools