Providing fun, nurturing and safe opportunities for play and learning for year-before-kindergarten.

BearFUNdamentals is a a full-day program which 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.

Registration for 2019-2020 School Year 





please call 651-407-7511 to get more information.


BearFUNdamentals- Need to Know Information

Site Locations & Hours

Full Day Hours (includes Before and After School Care): 6:30 AM- 6:00 PM

School Day Hours: 9:00 AM- 3:45 PM

  • Birch
  • Lakeaires
  • Hugo (2 classrooms)
  • Otter

Enrollment & Registration Dates

Enrollment is on a first come, first served basis; Program fills fast. 

Registration for 2019-2020 School Year at all locations is limited please call 651-407-7511 to get more information.

Registration for 2020-2021 School Year opens in mid-January 2020, official registration date coming soon!

**NEW 2020-2021 students must be 4 years old by September 1 (changed from October 1),

Registration Fee is $30/child

*Registration Fees are charged at the time of approval and are non-refundable.


BearFUN Requirements

  • Student is 4 years old by October 1 (SY 2019-2020) and September 1 (SY 2020-2021)
  • Answer Registration Questions via Eleyo
  • Participate in Preschool Screening
    • Contact Early Childhood to Schedule: 651-653-3100
      • Deadline to submit Preschool Screening for SY 2019-2020 is November 1, 2019
      • Deadline to submit Preschool Screening for SY 2020-2021 is September 1, 2020
  • Submit Immunization Records
    • Submit to BearFUN Nurse- Kris Tatro, or Fax: 651-407-7502
  • Submit Birth Certificate
    • Fax: 651-407-7502  Attn: BearFUN
  • Complete electronic BearFUN Family Intake Form
    • Link provided in Welcome Email  
  • Notify Billing Clerk if you receive Childcare Assistance
    • Steph Bloxham, or 651-407-7511

Contract Types & Daily Tuition

Families can register for a three, four or five day consistent contract.

Contract Options & Daily Tuition Rates

Full Day (6:30 AM - 6:00 PM)
includes Before/After School Care
School Day (9:00 AM - 3:45 PM) you can add Before or After School Care for $11.35/day $26.50/day
Half Day (AM or PM) $16.50/day

The BearFUNdamentals 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 BearFUNdamentals Program.  

Fees may be paid with check, cash or credit card (VISA or Mastercard).

Auto-pay option is available. 

2019-2020 School Year

BearFUNdamentals follows the Early Childhood School Year calendar, and begins September 9, 2019. The last day of school is June 5, 2020. When White Bear Lake Area Schools are not is session, BearFUNdamentals families can register for the Extended Day Non-School Day Program through Eleyo. 

BearFUN Supply Wish List

Sample BearFUN Schedule

9:00-9:45 Arrival/center tables/ Free Play

9:50-10:15 Morning circle time/ Story/ Class Jobs  

10:20-10:40  Outside or Go-Noodle

10:45-11:00 Social Emotional Learning

11:00-11:30 Handwriting/ Morning Project/ Science/ Math

11:30-11:35 Bathroom Break

11:35-12:00 Lunch

12:00-12:30 Handwriting / Center time  

12:30-12:50 Gym

12:50- 1:00 Bathroom Break

1:05-1:40 Rest time

1:45-2:05 Snack/ Story/ Calendar 

2:05-2:35 Outside or Go-Noodle

2:30- 3:20 Afternoon Exploration/ Math/ Science/ Journals   

3:25-3:35- Get ready to go home & Story

Important Information for all Contracts

  • Fees are charged based on enrollment, not attendance. No credit given for absences.
  • Credit is not applied to the account for sick or vacation days.
  • Contract Changes require a 2 week notice and a $10 Contract Change Fee per child. Log  in to make changes or contact 651-407-7511.
  • Mass invoicing is done on the last Friday of the month, and the due date is the 15th of each month. Make sure to open your invoice to check for errors as well as important need to know information. 
  • Late Fees are accessed on the 20th of each month and any past due balances as of the 29th of each month will risk losing care without a payment plan in place. To avoid late fees sign up for our auto-pay option. 
  • Fees may be paid by check, cash, credit card (VISA or Mastercard).
  • Absences please notify your Site Supervisor when your child will be absent.
  • Emergency Closings: Extended Day will be closed if the school district is closed because of severe weather or utility emergency.  Daily fees will not be refunded for emergency closings. School Closing Hotline: 651-407-7540


Transportation may be available for those children that live within their school’s busing route. It is not available for those students that live outside of it. Please contact Christina Anderson at 651-407-7510 for further information about transportation.

Non-School Day Information

Non-School Day Rates
Non-School Day Rate (register by deadline) $42.00/day
Non-School Day Rate (register after deadline-based on space available) $57.00/day

On most Non-School Days Extended Day provides full day, fun packed programming from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm. We offer a variety of hands on, experiential activities, such as cooking healthy snacks, building engineering wonders, exploring science phenomena, team building games, walking trips, and creating works of art with paint, glitter, glue and clay. We invite special guests and performers to come and share history, music, dance, acrobatics, and magic.  We take field trips to cool destinations throughout the Twin Cities too.

Children must be enrolled in Extended Day or Bear FUNdamentals in order to participate. Families can register online through Eleyo. Registration closes two weeks prior to the Non-School Day(s). These days are not part of your contract. They are optional.

Non-School Day programming is held at designated sites.  See Eleyo for specific location information.

Parents that want to register after the designated deadline need to contact Stephanie Bloxham at 651-407-7511 or Their child will be put on a waiting list and contacted if space becomes available.  They will also be charged an additional $15 Non-School Day Late Registration Fee.

2019-2020 Non-School Day Dates & Locations

Extended Day will be OPEN on the following 2019-2020 Non-School Days:

Please remember that these days are not included in your contract. If you plan to use any of these days you must register in advance through Eleyo.

Sept. 3, 2019 Birch- Kindergarten-5 Only Register by Aug. 20, 2019
Sept. 4, 2019 Birch- Kindergarten only Register by Aug. 21, 2019
Oct. 7, 2019 Birch, Lakeaires, Oneka Register by Sept. 23, 2019
Oct. 17 & 18, 2019 Lakeaires, Oneka, Otter Register by Oct. 3, 2019
Nov. 5, 2019 Lincoln, Vadnais Register by Oct. 22, 2019
Nov. 18, 2019 Lincoln, Oneka, Otter, Willow Register by Nov. 4, 2019
Nov. 27, 2019 Otter, Matoska Register by Nov. 13, 2019

Dec. 27 & 30, 2019

Jan 2 & 3, 2020

Birch Register by Dec. 12, 2019
Feb. 14, 2020 Lakeaires, Lincoln, Oneka, Otter Register by Jan. 31, 2020
March 9-13, 2020 Matoska, Oneka Register by Feb. 24, 2020
April 10, 2020 Oneka, Otter, Vadnais Register by March 27, 2020


Extended Day Program will be CLOSED the following days of the 2019-2020 school year
July 4-5, 2019           Independence Day Holiday              
August 19-30, 2019 School Year Site Set Up
September 2, 2019 Labor Day
November 28-29, 2019 Thanksgiving
December 23, 24, 25, 26, 31, 2019 Winter Break
January 1, 2020 Winter Break
January 20, 2020 Martin Luther King Day
January 27, 2020 Staff Training
February 17, 2020 President's Day
May 25, 2020 Memorial Day
June 8-9, 2020 Summer Site Set Up

Non-School Day Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation prior to registration deadline: no fee.
  • From registration deadline to 7 days prior to Non-School date: $10/day.
  • 7 days prior to day of Non-School Day or less: full charge.

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