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  • Birth-5yrs (CP, DP, VC)

    Birth to Five Separating Classes Multi-age classes bring children between the ages of birth-5 years together in a class to learn and play. This class provides the opportunity for siblings to attend the same class together. A range of parenting topics and activities especially designed for all levels of learning can be expected. VCW504-1; Birth-5 years: 10 am - 12 pm Mondays at Valley Crossing ElementaryCPW505-1; Birth-5 years: 3-4:30 pm Mondays at Central ParkDPW507-1E; Birth-5 years; 5:30-7 pm Mondays at District Program CenterVCW510-4; Birth-5 years; 9:15-10:45 am Thursdays at Valley Crossing ElementaryCPW503-5; Birth-5 years; 8:30-10:30 am Fridays at Central Park
  • ECFE 2.0 (VC)

    ECFE 2.0 for Veteran ECFE Parents  Separating ClassIf you are a veteran ECFE parent, this class may be for you. This class will continue to provide the support that ECFE offers, but the discussions will be centered on information that goes beyond the traditional and generated by the group.VCW509-2; Birth-5 years; 9:15-11:15 am Tuesdays at Valley Crossing Elementary
  • ECFE Bunny Hop

    Family Bunny Hop Saturday, March 2, 2019 10 am - 12 pm $10/family District Program Center; 8400 E Pt Douglas Rd S, Cottage Grove Come ready for a morning of fun! Join us for music and activities for infants, toddlers, two’s and preschoolers. Sing, dance, play in the motor room or jump in the bounce house. Story time provided by the Washington County Library. A free book will be provided for every child 5 and under.
  • ECFE Friends (CP)

    ECFE Friends Use monthly fee schedule31-36 months -ages listed are as of September 1, 2018 If your child was not 3 by September 1 but ready for a preschool experience, you may want to try our ECFE Friends class. This class runs from September through May and provides a supportive transitional experience for young children by providing a parent/child once a week class 1st semester and adding a child only day the 2nd semester for a two day per week class, one day with parents and the other without. A time for separating for parent discussion is provided on the parent/child day where parents will discuss a range of topics relevant to 2.5 to 3 year old children facilitated by an ECFE licensed parent educator.CP208-1; Parent/Child Monday 9-11 am at Central Park *Child Only Wednesday 9-11 am (added in Feb) CP209-2; Parent/Child Tuesday 8:30-10:30 am at Central Park *Child Only Thursday 8:30-10:30 am (added in Feb)  *The child only day begins second semester - Feb, 2019
  • ECFE Garage Sale

    ECFE Garage SaleCottage Grove Middle School, 9775 Indian Blvd., Cottage GroveSaturday, April 27 from 9am-12pm ($1 entrance fee)Pre-sale entrance from 8am - 12pm $5 entrance feeEvent # FT7DO you have extra clothes in the house that your child has outgrown? Do you have books, games and toys your child doesn't play with anymore?  If you do, why not sign up to be a seller at our ECFE Garage sale. Turn that "Stuff" into "Cash" in a few short hours. Each unit is a 12 ft x 12 ft area to sell your items.  You will need to provide your own chair and table to place your items on. Have lots of items to sell? Rent 2 units. $25 fee per unit space. 
  • ECFE Little Friends (CP)

    ECFE Little FriendsSeparating24-32 months -ages listed are as of September 1, 2018In this twist on our older ECFE Friends class, the Little Friends ECFE class is a chance for you and your two-year-old to come together first semester twice per week. Second semester parents will attend with their children one day while children will continue to attend both days with one day being child-only.CP207-2; 11 am - 1 pm; Tue/Thur Central Park - 2-day Parent Education    
  • ECFE On-Line: Mindfulness for Parents and Kids

    ECFE On-Line: Mindfulness for Parents and KidsAges: Birth to 5 YearsCourse #: DPW810-4EAccording to a recent 'Zero to 3' parent survey, 3 out of 4 list parenting as their biggest challenge. Less than 1/2 of parents reported getting the support they need when they are overwhelmed. Stress in adults can lead to increased stress in the immediate environment and for the kids who share it with them. Learning mindfulness strategies can help manage every day stressors and is a proven strategy in supporting children's attention, social-emotional awareness and resiliency. Join us to learn easy-to-implement tools and strategies grounded in the knowledge that small changes can make a difference for parents, children, and families. Please note: An internet connection is required to register and participate in this class.Class FormatWeek 1 – January 31 – 6:00-7:30 pm on site at the District Program Center, Room 124 – parent/child activities, meet other participants and discuss how to access online course.Week 2 – February 7 – 45 minute online discussion 8:15-9:00 pmWeek 3 – February 14 – 45 minute online discussion 8:15-9:00 pmWeek 4 – February 21 – 45 minute online discussion 8:15-9:00 pmWeek 5 – February 28 - 45 minute online discussion 8:15-9:00 pmWeek 6 – March 7 - 6:00-7:30 pm on site at the District Program Center – last class with parent/child activities
  • Everyday Sensory Play

    Sensory Play for Everyday - Non-Separating:  The class will provide you with fun sensory activities to explore in class with your child and ideas for sensory fun at home during the cold winter months. You will also be provided with information related to your child’s development and the importance of sensory play. Activities provided will be appropriate for children from birth to 5 years of age.DPW713-4; Birth to 5 yrs; 2:30-3:30 pm Thursdays at the District Program Center
  • Families with Multiples (CP)

    Families with Multiples  Separating ClassAre you the parents of twins, triplets, or more? Imagine a place your children can sing, play, make messes, and meet new friends...with extra hands to help you! Now imagine time for you to sit down, relax, and discuss the unique challenges you face as parents of multiples.CPW506-4E; Birth-5 years: 6-7:30 pm Thursdays at Central Park
  • Infants (CP)

    The Ever-Changing World of Infants Non-Separating Classes Infancy is an amazing and sometimes unpredictable time. The infant classes provide an opportunity for parents to connect with other new parents, asking questions and sharing ideas related to adjusting to a new baby, feeding sleeping and more.CPW007-1; Birth-6 mos; 11 am - 12 pm Mondays at Central ParkCPW008-2; 10-18 mos; 4:30 - 5:45 pm Tuesdays at Central ParkCPW002-3; 6-12 mos; 9:30-10:30 am Wednesdays at Central ParkCPW004-4E; Birth-12 mos; 6-7:15 pm Thursdays at Central Park
  • Just Grandma/Grandpa and Me (CP)

    Just Grandma/Grandpa and Me Non-Separating Classes This class provides a great opportunity for grandparents and grandchildren to interact with fun learning activities planned by an early childhood teacher. Grandparents will also gain ideas for take home play and an opportunity to meet other grandparents in the community. Children can build lasting memories of the fun spent with grandma and/or grandpa during their earliest school experience. CPW701-1; Birth-5 years; 8:30-10 am Mondays at Central Park
  • Messy Art (CP, DP)

    Messy ArtDress for mess and artistic success! Young children are free to smear, squeeze, splatter and otherwise explore artistic possibilities in our sensory tables, writing tables and giant paper painting fun that is too big to try at home. Storybook sharing inspires new ideas and creativity as children work with a variety of materials. Parenting topics will include the importance of art as well as everyday parenting situations. Get ready for a messy good time!CPW711-2; 3-5 yrs: 11 am - 1 pm Tuesdays at Central Park
  • Most Magnificent Thing

    The Most Magnificent ThingStages Theatre Company HopkinsThursday, May 2 - $16/personDeadline to register: April 3Event # FT5(Everyone must have a ticket- an adult needs to accompany the child)The design process springs to life on our Mainstage! A young girl has a wonderful idea. She's going to make the most MAGNIFICENT thing, but as she tries and fails, repeatedly, she finds invention is anything but easy. Working through her anger and frustration she "smooths and wrenches and fiddles," and she "twists and tweaks and fastens," until she manages to get it just right. Our world premiere musical adaptation shows that it's okay to make mistakes as we create, tinker and achieve.Choose either location to board the bus:Bus departs District Program Center @ 8:25am Returns: 12:30pmBus departs Central Park @ 8:45am Returns: 12:15pm
  • Music & Movement (CP, DP)

    Music & MovementMovement is crucial to young children's development.  This class provides a time for parents to participate in movement activities with their children, learning about the connection of movement to young children's foundational learning and gain fun ideas for supporting your child's active learning and physical health.DPW707-3E; Birth - 5 years; 6-7:30 pm Wednesdays at District Program Center
  • Parent & Child Night (PAC)

    Parent and Child Nights (PAC)Please join us for an evening of play and learning in your child's preschool classroom. The evening will include a time of information and discussion about how your child develops socially, emotionally, and academically through play. We will share tools and strategies to support and promote positive behavior. It will be a great opportunity to meet other families and share parenting approaches for preschool success! Sessions are free, but registration is required.  Hillside Elementary, Thursday October 11 -  4:30-6:00 pmDistrict Program Center, Tuesday October 23 -  5:30-7:00 pm (classes for Ms. Kelsey, Ms. Jessica and Ms. Emily)District Program Center, Thursday October 25 - 5:30-7:00 pm (classes for Ms. Lindsey, Ms. Lauren and Ms. Katie)Middleton Elementary, Tuesday October 30 - 5:00-6:30 pmValley Crossing Elementary, Wednesday November 7 - 5:00-6:30 pmCrestview Elementary, Thursday November 8 - 5:30-7:00 pmPullman Elementary, Tuesday November 13 - 5:30-7:00 pmArmstrong Elementary, Wednesday November 14 - 5:30-7:00 pmGrey Cloud Elementary, Thursday November 15 - 5:30-7:00 pmBailey Elementary, Thursday November 15 - 5:30-7:00 pmWoodbury Elementary, Tuesday November 27 - 5:00-6:30 pmRed Rock Elementary, Thursday, November 29 - 5:30-7:00 pmNewport Elementary, Thursday, November 29 - 5:30-7:00 pmCottage Grove Elementary, Tuesday December 4 - 5:30-7:00 pmRoyal Oaks Elementary, Tuesday January 29 - 5:00-6:30 pmLiberty Ridge Elementary, Wednesday, January 16 - 4:15-5:45 pmPine Hill Elementary, Tuesday, January 15 - 5:30-7:00 pm
  • Parent/Child Activity (CP, DP)

    Parent/Child Activity Class Non-Separating Classes: Parent/Child Activity Classes provide a non-separating experience for parents and children.  Together you will explore fun and engaging thematic interest areas that will build important foundation skills for your child.CPW703-S; 2 1/2-5 yrs; 10-11:30 am Saturdays at Central Park
  • STEM (CP, DP)

    STEM  Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Separating Classes  Young children are naturally curious. They wonder what things are called, how they work, and why things happen. The foundations of scientific learning lie in inquiry and exploration - these are tools of active learning. Our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) class will provide fun hands on activities that foster children's sense of curiosity about the natural world around them. Some areas for exploring this semester are: Exploring Ice and Snow, Investigating Magnets using multi-sensory approach with building materials, paint, and water, and plant science investigations. Parents will gain ideas for activities to do at home and approaches that support fostering children's curiosity and lifelong learning!DPW708-2; 3-5 years; 2-3:30 pm; Tuesdays at District Program CenterCPW704-2E; 3-5 years; 6-7:30 pm; Tuesdays at Central Park
  • Toddlers & Twos (CP, DP)

    Toddlers and Twos SeparatingToddlers and young twos are on the move and gaining independence as they explore the world around them. Parent education includes information about temperament, gaining cooperation, toilet learning, and other topics related to this stage of development.DPW108-1E; 12-30 mos; 5:30-7 pm; Mondays at District Program CenterCP106-6; 16-30 mos; 11 am - 1 pm; Wed/Fri at Central Park - 2-day Parent EducationCPW107-4E; 12-30 mos; 5:30-7 pm; Thursdays at Central Park (This class is non-separating)CPW705-S; 12-30 mos; 10-11:30 am; Saturdays at Central Park
  • Toddlers & Twos (CP, DP)

    Toddlers and Twos SeparatingToddlers and young twos are on the move and gaining independence as they explore the world around them. Parent education includes information about temperament, gaining cooperation, toilet learning, and other topics related to this stage of development.DP108-1E; 12-30 mos; 5:30-7 pm; Mondays at District Program CenterCP106-6; 16-30 mos; 11 am - 1 pm; Wed/Fri at Central Park - 2-day Parent EducationCP107-4E; 12-30 mos; 5:30-7 pm; Thursdays at Central Park (This class is non-separating)CP705-S; 12-30 mos; 10-11:30 am; Saturdays at Central Park
  • Toddlers Classes (CP)

    Toddlers and Twos:SeparatingToddlers and young twos are on the move and gaining independence as they explore the world around them. Parent education includes information about temperament, gaining cooperation, toilet learning, and other topics related to this stage of development.CPW101-1; 12-24 mos; 9-10:30 am Mondays at Central ParkCPW102-2; 12-24 mos; 8:30-10 am Tuesdays at Central ParkCPW104-2; 16-30 mos; 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Tuesday at Central ParkGradual-SeparationParents will experience gradual separation with parent discussion in the classroom for 1st semester, and 2nd semester parents will separate for parent discussion.CPW103-4; 10-18 mos; 9-10:30 a.m. Thursdays at Central ParkCPW105-4; 18-24 mos; 11 am - 12:30 pm Thursdays at Central Park
  • Twos (CP)

    Twos Separating Toddlers and young twos are on the move and gaining independence as they explore the world around them. Parent education includes information about temperament, gaining cooperation, toilet learning, and other topics related to this stage of development.CPW205-1; 24-36 mos; 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Mondays at Central ParkCPW201-2; 24-36 mos; 8:30-10:30 am Tuesdays at Central ParkCPW206-2E; 24-36 mos; 6-7:30 pm Tuesdays at Central ParkCPW202-3; 24-36 mos; 9:30-11:30 am Wednesdays at Central ParkCPW203-4; 24-36 mos; 8:30-10:30 am Thursdays at Central ParkGradual Separation: Parents will experience gradual separation with parent discussion in the classroom for 1st semester, and 2nd semester parents will separate for parent discussion.CPW204-5; 24-36 mos; 9-11 am Fridays at Central Park
  • Young Parents (DP)

    Young Parents DPW508-4E; Birth-5yrs: 5:30-7:30 pm Thursday evenings at the District Program Center A FREE parent and child class for parents in their teens and early twenties. The evening will start with a family dinner provided by Parent Advisory Council. You will enjoy activities with your child and participate in parent discussion on joys and challenges of parenting, child development, managing time, relationships, and finding helpful resources. For more information, please call 458-6636.