Home Base (Grades K-5) & Bright Start (Pre-K)

Our Home Base and Bright Start childcare programs are designed to meet the needs of working families.

We have four separate programs.

Registration for each upcoming year opens mid-February. You must register separately for each program.

Our Four Programs

  1. Home Base Childcare for Grades K-5: Before- and after-school childcare in our elementary schools for children in grades K-5.
  2. Bright Start for Pre-K: Curriculum-based childcare for children who are four years old by September 1 of the school year at the elementary school they will attend. This curriculum is delivered in a full-day five-day a week model. Full-time enrollment will have priority over part-time requests.
  3. Home Base Non-School Days: Full-day childcare on select non-school days during the school year, such as conference days and school breaks.
  4. Home Base Summer: Full-day childcare for children entering kindergarten through the summer after they complete grade 5.

Office Contacts

Hilary Disch
Program Manager
763-745-5212
Hilary.Disch@wayzataschools.org

Karen Neiss
Billing Secretary
763-745-5201
CEoffice.homebase@wayzataschools.org

Site Managers

Kari Shannon-Anderson
Wayzata Early Learning School
763-745-5798
Kari.Shannon-Anderson@wayzataschools.org

Kathy Kuklok
Birchview
763-745-5398
Kathryn.Kuklok@wayzataschools.org

Michelle Ryynanen
Gleason Lake
763-745-5498
Michelle.Ryynanen@wayzataschools.org

Sharon Foltz-Ringstrom
Greenwood
763-745-5598
Sharon.FoltzRingstrom@wayzataschools.org

Kristin Erickson
Kimberly Lane
763-745-5698
Kristin.Erickson@wayzataschools.org


Michelle Medin
Meadow Ridge
763-745-7198
Michelle.Medin@wayzataschools.org

Kari Shannon-Anderson
Oakwood
763-745-5798
Kari.Shannon-Anderson@wayzataschools.org

Heidi Weigel
Plymouth Creek
763-745-5898
Heidi.Weigel@wayzataschools.org

Jill Duenas
Sunset Hill
763-745-5998
Jill.Duenas@wayzataschools.org

2018-19 Fee Schedule - Effective June 8, 2018

Payment Information

  • Anytime you register a child for a program, you will pay a $28 non-refundable, non-transferable registration fee. This fee is assessed per child, per program and covers registration only.
  • All accounts are on auto pay.
  • Bills are issued on the first business day of the month for care used in the previous month.
  • All credit/debit cards linked to Home Base & Bright Start auto pay accounts are charged on the fifth of the month for the amount billed on the first business day of the month.

Program fees, sibling discounts and other fees outlined in the tabbed sections below.

Home Base

Tier 1 Schools

Dates

Sites Greenwood, Kimberly Lane, Meadow Ridge, Oakwood, Plymouth Creek

Hours & Fees

Before School: 6:30-7:45 a.m.

  • Consistent Schedule (1 - 5 days/week): $7.75/day/child
  • Drop In/Additional (non-contracted, approved): $11.75/day/child

After School - 2:25-4:30 p.m.

  • Consistent Schedule (1 - 5 days/week): $13.00/day/child
  • Drop In/Additional (non-contracted, approved): $16.00/day/child

After School - 2:25 - 6:15 p.m.

  • Consistent Schedule (1 - 5 days/week): $21.75/day/child
  • Drop In/Additional (non-contracted, approved): $25.75/day/child

A $15 per child Late Pick Up Fee is applied if you arrive after the your designated 4:30 or 6:30 p.m. pick up time.

Tier 2 Schools

Sites: Birchview, Gleason Lake, Sunset Hill

Hours & Fees

Before School - 6:30 - 8:30 a.m.

  • Consistent Schedule (1 - 5 days/week): $12.00/day/child
  • Drop In/Additional (non-contracted, approved): $15.00/day/child

After School - 3:10 - 4:30 p.m.

  • Consistent Schedule (1 - 5 days/week): $8.75/day/child
  • Drop In/Additional (non-contracted, approved): $11.75/day/child

After School - 3:10 - 6:15 p.m.

  • Consistent Schedule (1 - 5 days/week): $17.50/day/child
  • Drop In/Additional (non-contracted, approved): $20.50/day/child

A $15 per child Late Pick Up Fee is applied if you arrive after the your designated 4:30 or 6:30 p.m. pick up time.

Summer

Dates: June 13 - August 17 (Closed July 4)

Sites: Gleason Lake, Kimberly Lane, Oakwood, Plymouth Creek

Fees:

  • Full-time (1-47 contracted days): $47/day/child
  • Additional (any non-contracted day): $50/day/child

Non-School Days

Registration for Non-School Days opens a month before the non-school day. Site managers will send you information.

Sites: Vary by non-school day.

Fees:

  • If contracted by deadline: $47/day/child
  • If contracted post deadline: $50/day/child

Bright Start

Hours: 6:30 a.m. - 6:15 p.m.

Sites: All of our elementary schools and our early learning school.

Fees

  • Consistent Schedule (2 - 5 days a week): $58/day/child
  • Additional (non-contracted approved days): $61/day/child

Sibling Discount

We offer discounts for families with more than one child enrolled in the program. A 15% discount is assigned for each additional child.

Other Fees

Registration Fee: There is a $28 non-refundable, non-transferable registration fee for each program for each child.

Schedule Change Fee: A $15 schedule change fee is assessed each time you change your child's schedule. This fee is assessed per child.

Absence Confirmation Fee: $15
For the safety of your children, you must notify the Home Base/Bright Start site staff if your child is going to be absent. This include pre-planned and unplanned absences. If you fail to do so, the Absence Confirmation Fee will applied to your account. No credits will be given for absences.

Late Pick Up Fees: - $15/day/child

Late Payment Fee: - $15

PDF of Fee Schedule

2017-18 Fee Schedule - through June 7, 2018

Registration Requirements

A per-program (2017 summer and 2017-18 school-year), non-refundable, non-transferable registration fee of $25 is due at the time of registration. This fee is assessed per child and is not applied to other fees.

What’s new?

  • No deposit required.
  • All accounts will be on autopay beginning Summer 2017.
  • Accounts will be billed for use the first business day of each month for care used in the prior month. Your credit/debit card account will be charged the 5th of each month for care used in the prior month and any past due amounts on your account.

Summer 2017 Locations: Birchview, Gleason Lake, Kimberly Lane and Meadow Ridge

Pick Your Days – June 14 through August 18, closed July 4

Full-Time (1-47 contracted days) – $46/day

Additional (any non-contracted days) – $49/day

Tier 1 Schools

Greenwood, Kimberly Lane, Meadow Ridge, Oakwood and Plymouth Creek

Daily Rate
Full Schedule
1-5 days/week
Drop-In/Additional
non-contracted, approved
Before School – 6:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. $7.50 $10.50
After School – 2:25 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.* $12.50* $15.50*
After School – 2:25 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.** $20.50** $23.50**

Tier 2 Schools

Birchview, Gleason Lake and Sunset Hill

Daily Rate
Full Schedule
1-5 days/week
Drop-In/Additional
non-contracted, approved
Before School – 6:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. $11.50 $14.50
After School – 3:10 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.* $8.50* $11.50*
After School – 3:10 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.** $16.50** $19.50**

Non-School Days – Sites vary
$46 per day if contracted by deadline, $49 per day/per child after deadline with site approval.

A 15% discount for multiple children.

Fees

Schedule Change Fee – A $15 Schedule Change Fee will be charged each time you change your child’s schedule. This fee is assessed per child.

Absence Confirmation Fee – For the safety of children, parents must notify the Home Base/Bright Start site staff if their child is going to be absent. This includes preplanned absences (attendance at other after-school activities or family vacations, etc.), and unplanned absences (illness or sudden change in plans). Notify the site of attendance directly. If a parent fails to notify Home Base/Bright Start site when their child will not be attending the program they will be charged an Absence Confirmation Fee of $15. No credits will be given for absences.

* 4:30 Late Pick-up Fee – Children not picked up by 4:30 will be subject to a $15 per day late fee for each child.

** 6:15 Late Pick-up Fee – It is essential that children are picked up no later than 6:15 pm each day. Our staff have family commitments and schedules to keep and it is important that our daily operations can conclude on time. A $15 fee may be applied for late pick up and after-school care may be terminated for repeatedly being late.

Late Payment Fee – A $15 late fee will be added for late payments.

Site Availability

2017-18 School Year

All Home Base sites are full for the 2017-18 school year.

2018 Summer

There is a waiting list at Gleason Lake. All other sites are filled.

2018-19 School Year


Before School Bright Start After School
Birchview O
Gleason Lake O O
Greenwood X O
Kimberly Lane X O
Meadow Ridge X O
Oakwood O
Plymouth Creek X O
Sunset Hill X O
✓ space available, O waiting list, X closed

Home Base/Bright Start Handbook - Effective through June 7, 2018

Home Base/Bright Start Handbook - Effective June 8, 2018

Calendar Non-School Days, Closures - through June 7, 2018

Calendar Non-School Days, Closures - June 8, 2018 - June 7, 2019

Summer Calendars

Financial Assistance

To Apply

  1. Print the Scholarship Request Application Form
  2. Fill out the Scholarship Request Application Form
  3. Place a copy of your completed Scholarship Request Application Form and all required income documentation, including your Hennepin County childcare assistance waitlist letter if applicable, in an envelope.
  4. Mail the the envelope to:
    Wayzata Home Base Billing Office
    P.O. Box 47334
    Plymouth, MN 55447

Our Response

  • We will notify you in writing via email and postal mail after your scholarship request has been reviewed.
  • Any scholarship requests missing information or income documentation will be returned to you unprocessed.

Confidentiality

Information that you share with us on the Scholarship Request Application Form will be kept confidential.

Eligibility

Scholarships help some low-income parents pay for child care. These are parents or guardians who need child care because they are working or are preparing for work. A limited number of full or partial scholarships are available for families qualifying for the free/reduced lunch program.

Eligibility will be based on the Minnesota Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) Copayment Schedules.