EXTRA! for kids

Basic Information

Address: Rippleside School 225 - 2nd Ave. SW Aitkin, MN 56431
Phone Number: 218-927-4838 x 460

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Additional Information

Focus: School age care program

Aitkin Community Education

Director: Dawn Wilke
Schools Served: Rippleside Elementary
School District: Aitkin ISD #1
County: Aitkin
Schedule: school days 7 - 8:15 am; 3 - 6 pm; summer all day 7 am - 5:30 pm
Ages: K - 6 grade
Capacity: 45
Membership/Pricing: hourly or daily fee

Classroom headquarters and use of playground, computer labs, gymnasium, and other school space.


After school program was begun in 2000. Summer program added in 2008. Morning program started in 2009.

Program Highlights:

Daily activities are planned along with free play activities. Field trips available. Reading encouraged. Supervised care in a safe and fun environment!

Support Services:

Community Ed, Kids Plus, Rippleside Elementary


board games, puzzles, dress up, science experiments, arts and crafts, playground, computer lab, legos and building toys, organized games and free play, snacks and juice daily, reading and homework time, chess club, 4-h club, dramatic play, gymnasium, walking club, card and dice games.

Field Trip Destinations: Bowling, mini golf, museums, public library, dairy queen, wildlife refuge, Duluth Zoo, Croft mine
Program Information:

EXTRA! for kids is a school age care program that provides supervised care in a safe and fun environment.