What happens in an ECFE class is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

    1. Together Time: Class begins with parent/child activities designed to enhance your child's learning. You will also get ideas for things you can do together at home.
    2. Parent Time: Parents participate in a discussion led by a licensed parent educator. We will explore topics such as child development, discipline, family interaction, and other areas of interest.
    3. Children's Time: While parents are in the discussion group in another room, or in a different part of the room, children are learning through activities designed by a licensed early childhood teacher to help them grow and develop socially, emotionally, cognitively, physically, and in their communication skills. 

    Sibling Care is available for children who are not enrolled in class. We offer Sibling Care for our daytime classes only. The fee for Sibling Care is $6.50 per hour when you pre-register and the drop-in fee is $8.50 per hous. Please call 651-982-8349 for drop-in availability.

    See class offerings below to find the best fit for your family.

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Non-separating classes


  • Busy Babies
    0-12 Months

    Bundle up your baby and join us for uninterrupted time with your young explorer in a safe and fun environment. Bring your diaper bag, relax and take a break from your everyday routine to discuss the joys and challenges of your child’s first year. No need to register!

    2010-W19
    Mondays, Jan 7 - May 6
    11:15am - 12:15pm
    CLC
    Cost: Free!
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    Marvelous Mixed Ages
    Ages 0-3

    Enjoy learning with your child through play in a hands-on experience with an ECFE teacher and parent educator. Parent discussion will move to a section of the same room while staff continue to assist your children in exploring all the classroom has to offer.

    2030-W19A
    Thursdays, Jan 3 - Feb 28
    11:30am - 1:00pm
    CLC
    Cost: $144
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    2030-W19B
    Thursdays, Mar 7 - May 9
    11:30am - 1:00pm
    CLC
    Cost: $144
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    Night Owls
    Ages 1-5 Gradual Separation

    Night Owls is a great way to reconnect with your child after a long day. Join other families for fun activities followed by parent time with a parent educator. Separation will start slowly, working towards parents leaving for parent education time during the second half of the class.

    2580-W19A
    Mondays, Jan 7 - Feb 25
    5:45pm - 7:15pm
    CLC
    Cost: $96
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    2580-W19B
    Mondays, Mar 4 - May 6
    5:45pm - 7:15pm
    CLC
    Cost: $112
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    Generation Station
    Ages 0-5

    Your family is invited to join Forest Lake ECFE at Cherrywood Pointe Senior Living for activities engaging children and residents alike. This is a wonderful opportunity for you and your young one to sing songs, play games and create art with the residents all while learning to appreciate people of all ages. The residents love interacting with children and it helps to brighten their day.  Cherrywood Pointe is located at 231 W Broadway Ave  Forest Lake.

    2740-W19A
    Friday, Jan 7 & Jan 25
    10 - 11am
    Cherrywood Pointe
    Cost: $6 per family
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    2740-W19B
    Friday, Feb 8 & Feb 22
    10 - 11am
    Cherrywood Pointe
    Cost: $6 per family
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    2740-W19C
    Friday, Mar 8 & Mar 15
    10 - 11am
    Cherrywood Pointe
    Cost: $6 per family
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    2740-S19A
    Friday, Apr 12 & Apr 26
    10 - 11am
    Cherrywood Pointe
    Cost: $6 per family
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Separating classes



  • Walkers & Talkers
    Ages 1-2

    Explore the classroom with your child and watch as they discover their first friends in a fun, learning environment. Connect with other parents on topics such as nutrition and the importance of play.

    2120-W19A
    Mondays, Jan 7 - Feb 25
    9:15 - 10:45am
    CLC
    Cost: $96
    Sib Care: $58
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    2120-W19B
    Mondays, Jan 7 - Feb 25
    9:15 - 10:45am
    CLC
    Cost: $112
    Sib Care: $68
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    Terrific Twos & Threes
    Ages 2-3

    Embrace your child’s curiosity and join us on an adventure to discover the world around them. Children are encouraged to explore the world through their senses and get messy while learning to problem solve.

    2230-W19A
    Wednesdays, Jan 2 - Feb 27
    9:15 - 10:45am
    CLC
    Cost: $144
    Sib Care: $88
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    2230-W19B
    Wednesdays, Mar 6 - May 8
    9:15 - 10:45am
    CLC
    Cost: $144
    Sib Care: $88
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    Musical Lunch Bunch
    Ages 2-5

    Bring a lunch and explore different musical instruments while we groove and move to the beat. Learn ways to incorporate music and movement into your child’s day and discuss the joys and challenges of raising young children. During this time, your child will eat lunch in the classroom with his new friends and teachers. Please Note: we are a peanut free program

    2583-W19A
    Wednesdays, Jan 2 - Feb 27
    11:15am - 12:45pm
    CLC
    Cost: $144
    Sib Care: $88
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    2583-W19B
    Wednesdays, Mar 6 - May 8
    11:15am - 12:45pm
    CLC
    Cost: $144
    Sib Care: $88
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    ECFE Friends
    Ages 2-5

    Child must be three years old by Jan 1, 2019.  Is your child ready for a preschool experience but wasn't quite three by September 1? This class started in the fall with a parent-child class and adds a preschool day with independent learning opportunities in January. Sibling Care is available on Tuesdays only. 

    2235-W19
    Tuesday and Thursday, Jan 8 - Feb 27
    11:15am - 12:45pm
    CLC
    Cost: $528
    Sib Care: $156
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Drop In Classes


  • Drop-In Gym & Play

    Drop in for a for a playgroup designed just for your child. There will be time for songs, fingerplays and exploration. A teacher will guide play and be available to answer your questions. No registration is necessary. Purchase a $20 punch card online for five visits, or pay $5 per family per visit.

    Central Learning Center

    Ages 0-3
    2807

    Fridays through May 10
    9:30 - 10:30am
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    Ages 0-5
    2808

    Fridays through May 10
    11:00am - 12:00pm
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    Faith Lutheran Church

    Ages 0-5
    2808

    Wednesday through May 1
    6-7:30pm
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    Storybook Playtime
    Ages 0-5

    Explore favorite childhood stories through songs, movement, art and other fun activities. Drop-ins welcome! Purchase a $20 punch card online for five visits, or pay $5 per family per visit.

    2582-W19A 
    Jan 15, Feb 19, Mar 19, Apr 23
    11:45am - 12:45pm
    Scandia Elementary
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    2582-W19B
    Jan 29, Feb 26, Apr 2, Apr 30
    11:45am - 12:45pm
    Columbus Elementary
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    2582-W19C 
    Feb 5, Mar 5, April 9, May 7
    11:45am - 12:45pm
    Linwood Elementary
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    2582-W19D 
    Jan 8, Feb 12, Mar 12, Apr 16
    11:45am - 12:45pm
    CLC
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    Busy Babies
    0-12 Months

    Bundle up your baby and join us for uninterrupted time with your young explorer in a safe and fun environment. Bring your diaper bag, relax and take a break from your everyday routine to discuss the joys and challenges of your child’s first year. No need to register!

    2010-W19
    Mondays, Jan 7 - May 6
    11:15am - 12:15pm
    CLC
    Cost: Free!
    Register here!