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 hour. 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!

    Mondays
    11:15am - 12:15pm
    Ed Center


    Marvelous Mixed Ages
    Ages 0-5

    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.

    Thursdays, September - December
    9:15am - 11:15am
    Ed Center

     

    Saturdays
    9:30-11:00
    Ed Center


     

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.

    Mondays
    9:15 - 10:45am
    Ed Center


    Terrific Twos
    Age 2

    If you and your young child are ready to practice spending time apart in addition to meeting new friends and participating together in fun learning activities, then this class is for you. Our staff will support both of you as you learn to separate. Please register for Sibling Care separately.


    Wednesdays
    9:15 - 10:45am
    Ed Center


    Thrilling Threes
    Age 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. Please register for Sibling Care separately.


    Wednesdays
    11:00am - 12:30pm
    Ed Center


    Lunch Bunch
    Ages 2-5

    Pack a cold lunch and come ready to play, explore and learn! Spend some uninterrupted time with your child creating, building and problem-solving. While the children eat lunch with their friends and teachers, enjoy your own lunch with some adult conversation and discuss parenting in today’s world with a parent educator. Please register for Sibling Care separately. Note: We are a peanut free program.


    Wednesdays
    11:15am - 1:00pm
    Ed Center


    ECFE Friends
    Ages 2-5

    Child must be three years old by Jan 1, 2020.  Is your child ready for a preschool experience but wasn't quite three by September 1? This class starts 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. 


    Tuesday and Thursday
    Tuesdays: 9:15-10:45am
    Thursdays: 9:15-11:15am (starts in January)
    Ed Center


    Night Owls
    Ages 0-5 

    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.


    Mondays
    6:00 - 7:30pm
    Ed Center

Drop In Classes


  • Drop-In Gym & Play

    Drop in 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.

    Education Center

    Ages 0-3
    Fridays 
    9:30 - 10:30am

    Ages 0-5
    Fridays
    11:00am - 12:00pm

    Faith Lutheran Church

    Ages 0-5
    Wednesday
    6-7:30pm


    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.

    Columbus Elementary

    9/24, 10/22, 11/12, 12/10
    1/21, 2/11, 3/3, 4/7, 4/28
    11:45am - 12:45pm

    Linwood Elementary

    10/1, 10/29, 11/19
    1/7, 1/28, 2/18, 3/10, 4/14, 5/5
    11:45am - 12:45pm

    Ed Center

    10/8, 11/5, 12/3
    1/14, 2/4, 2/25, 3/17, 4/21, 5/12
    11:45am - 12:45pm


    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!

    Mondays
    11:15am - 12:15pm
    Ed Center