Breakfast & lunch available to all kids ages 18 and younger at no cost June 4-Aug. 17. Breakfast served 7:30-9:00 and lunch 11:00-12:30 daily. No registration required, just show up and eat! Mazeppa children bused to Zumbrota for lunch. Pickup at 11:00 on Third Ave NE by small gym. Returns at 12:00 pm. Remember to check the menu link (see article on summer meals below) for all the menu options!!

Bright Beginnings

Department Page: 

Bright Beginnings Summer Program

(register early - Bright Beginnings fills up fast!!)

Welcome to the Bright Beginnings page!!


Bright Beginnings is the 33 months - Pre-Kindergarten program!  Bright Beginnings is a fun and nurturing place where kids get to socialize, play and learn in a warm, colorful, safe, and caring environment.  Everyday the kids experience and partake in free play, calendar time, craft/activity time, circle time, stories, music, library, field trips, option time, outside play, inside play, drama play, rest time, lunch and snack time.


What is summer all about?  Click on the Summer Information page and find out!!

What does Bright Beginnings do during the summer?  Click on this Summer Fun Themes to see what all the kids get to experience this summer!!

Summer Registration Form - Fill this out and turn in.

Parent Handbook - Fill out the last page (only the top) and turn in.

Immunizations - Please turn in a currant copy of your child's immunizations.

Summer Calendars (This will be available April 16th) - Fill this out and turn in.  (4-5 days/week for 9 or more weeks = $27/day, 2-3 days/week = $29/day, 1 day a week or drop in = $34/day)

Field Trip Form (This will be available April 16th) - Fill this out and turn in.  Watch for program limits.  Some field trips only Bright Beginnings will be going on, some will only be for Cougar Care, and some field trips both programs go on.  Your child must go on the field trip if they are scheduled to be here on that day.  All the staff go on the field trips.  During the field trips where it is ONLY Cougar Care, Bright Beginning kids will be able to come to daycare on those days and vise-versa with Cougar Care.

Contact Emails:
Michele Hatleli (Child Care Coordinator) - 
Kim Kell (33 months - 4 Year Old Lead Teacher) -
Sam Kleese (33 months - 4 Year Old Lead Teacher) - 

Hours: 6:00am - 6:00pm
Location: 851 Mill Street, Zumbrota, Minnesota
Phone Number: 507-732-4650


Calendars (click on the calendar that you need to fill out):  September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May
Bright Beginnings Registration Form:  Fill out this Bright Beginnings Registration Form
           Parent Handbook: Here is the 2017/2018 Parent Handbook. The last page needs to be filled out.
Immunization Records: We will need a current copy of your child's immunization form.


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