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  • A Little Bit of Everything

    Parents With Children Ages Birth Through 5 Years Separating Please register for one class with an alternate choice for your family (not per child) for the lottery. Additional class registration will open after the lottery is completed. Parents will choose the discussion topics for this class. Everything you want to know and were afraid to ask, including common and unique questions about being a parent. Some topics may include language and communication, parenting as a team, siblings, social skills, conflict and life balance. The class will be built by participants, designed around the group’s interest and children’s needs. The early childhood room is designed for children to play, explore and try out new skills.
  • A Little Bit of Everything-Extended Age

    Parents With Children Ages Birth Through 7 Years Separating Please register for one class with an alternate choice for your family (not per child) for the lottery. Additional class registration will open after the lottery is completed. Parents will choose the discussion topics for this class. Everything you want to know and were afraid to ask, including common and unique questions about being a parent. Some topics may include language and communication, parenting as a team, siblings, social skills, conflict and life balance. The class will be built by participants, designed around the group’s interest and children’s needs. The early childhood room is designed for children to play, explore and try out new skills.
  • A Little Bit of Everything-VIRTUAL CLASS

    Parents With Children Ages Birth Through 7 Years Parents Only Attend on Zoom Please register for one class with an alternate choice for your family (not per child) for the lottery. Additional class registration will open after the lottery is completed. Join us on zoom, whether you’re at home or at work on a lunch break.You’ll appreciate being able to check in with a community of parents and a licensed parenting educator on topics chosen by the group, such as communication, sleep, nutrition, life balance, social skills and problem solving. Dabble in a little bit of all things parenting. Please register your child into this class to reserve a parenting space. Parents will only attend the Zoom class, there is no children's programming.
  • Babies: Birth Through 11 Months

    Parents With Babies Only Non-Separating Please register for one class with an alternate choice for your family (not per child) for the lottery. Additional class registration will open after the lottery is completed. Babies sure bring big changes to every family! Join other parents of infants and learn how to make the adjustment to ‘being a family.’ This will be a relaxing and informative class. You can ask your questions, and we will share ideas with you about building a solid base for your family. We will also have time to sing songs and play some games.
  • Dad and Me: What a Difference a Dad Makes-Extended Age

    Parents With Children Ages Birth through 7 Years Separating Please register for one class with an alternate choice for your family (not per child) for the lottery. Additional class registration will open after the lottery is completed. Fathers of all types have an important relationship with their children that is instrumental in their development. Join together in a community of men to learn, share and play while building a support system rooted in fatherhood. This group will focus on quality time with our kids, including gym time. Relaxed discussions about parenting and what it means to be a dad are included. Bring your experiences as a father, or father figure, to share with the group and take home new tips and ideas from both other dads and our parenting educator. Your children will make new friends and learn skills with the guidance of our early childhood teachers.
  • Emotions: Yours, Mine and Ours

    Parents With Children Ages Birth Through 5 Years Separating Please register for one class with an alternate choice for your family (not per child) for the lottery. Additional class registration will open after the lottery is completed. Parents and children who are emotionally intelligent are more likely to soothe themselves when upset, more adept at focusing their attention and better at relating to other people. Learn the five steps of emotion coaching based on the books The Heart of Parenting by John Gottman, Ph.D., and Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman, so you can raise the emotional IQ of your child.
  • Family Playtimes

    One-Time Event for parents with children ages birth through kindergarten. Pop in to play with your little ones and our ECFE staff. Dress up for dramatic play. Explore the wonders of math, science and senses while you squish, squeeze and create with play dough. Dump, pour, mash and mix in the sensory table. Become a little artist at the easel. Run, jump, climb and learn through movement in our gym. Expand language skills at story and circle time. Register weekly to attend.
  • Family Playtimes

    One-Time Event for parents with children ages birth through kindergarten. Pop in to play with your little ones and our ECFE staff. Dress up for dramatic play. Explore the wonders of math, science and senses while you squish, squeeze and create with play dough. Dump, pour, mash and mix in the sensory table. Become a little artist at the easel. Run, jump, climb and learn through movement in our gym. Expand language skills at story and circle time. Register weekly to attend.
  • Family Playtimes-Extended Age

    One-Time Event for parents with children ages birth through 7 Years. Pop in to play with your little ones and our ECFE staff. Dress up for dramatic play. Explore the wonders of math, science and senses while you squish, squeeze and create with play dough. Dump, pour, mash and mix in the sensory table. Become a little artist at the easel. Run, jump, climb and learn through movement in our gym. Expand language skills at story and circle time. Register weekly to attend.
  • Family Playtimes-Extended Age

    One-Time Event for parents with children ages birth through 7 Years. Pop in to play with your little ones and our ECFE staff. Dress up for dramatic play. Explore the wonders of math, science and senses while you squish, squeeze and create with play dough. Dump, pour, mash and mix in the sensory table. Become a little artist at the easel. Run, jump, climb and learn through movement in our gym. Expand language skills at story and circle time. Register weekly to attend.
  • Good Inside

    Parents With Children Ages Birth Through 5 Years Separating Please register for one class with an alternate choice for your family (not per child) for the lottery. Additional class registration will open after the lottery is completed. This class is for anyone who has ever struggled with the challenge of parenting. Based on the book Good Inside by Dr. Becky Kennedy, this class serves as a practical guide to raising resilient, emotionally healthy kids. It is also a supportive resource for overwhelmed parents who need more compassion and less stress. You will learn practical strategies for parenting in a way that feels good.
  • Grandparenting Today

    Grandparents With Children Ages Birth through Prekindergarten. Separating Please register for one class with an alternate choice for your family (not per child) for the lottery. Additional class registration will open after the lottery is completed. Join other grandparents to engage in conversations on topics related to the unique joys and challenges of grand-parenting. Grown-ups will have time for discovering new activities to engage their little ones, as well as time to share stories, strategies and suggestions with other grand-carers. Young children will experience the joy of being, learning and growing together in a group, with the security that comes from attending with their beloved caregiver.
  • How Much is Enough? Raising Responsible and Respectful Children

    Parents With Children Ages Birth Through 5 Years Separating Please register for one class with an alternate choice for the lottery. Additional class registration will open after the lottery is completed. Ever wonder if your child’s latest request is too much? We all struggle with the demands our children make and try hard to find the balance between providing for their needs and accommodating their wants. What do children need? What are the parenting skills we can use to help teach the healthy boundaries we all need? This class will use the book How Much Is Enough? by Jean Illsley Clarke. It helps parents learn to place reasonable limits around “wants” and learn to say “no” without feeling guilty. Join other parents and figure out what is right for your family.
  • Little Scientists

    Parents With Children Ages 2-5. Siblings Welcome Separating Please register for one class with an alternate choice for your family (not per child) for the lottery. Additional class registration will open after the lottery is completed. Children will learn and discover through a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) lens to build 21st century skills. Bring your curious children to this class as we explore how science and math can be just right for preschoolers. We will do some fun, easy and developmentally appropriate experiments that will foster curiosity, develop problem solvers and give kids an “I did it” feeling. In the parent room, we will look at ways to encourage our children’s interest in STEM activities, as well as other parenting topics. Please register ALL children, including siblings, who will be attending class.
  • Parenting Your Two- or Three-Year Old

    Parents With Children Ages 24-48 Months. Siblings Welcome. Separating Please register for one class with an alternate choice for your family (not per child) for the lottery. Additional class registration will open after the lottery is completed. This is indeed a special developmental time for you and your child. The transition from toddler to preschooler is in full swing and brings with it delight and surprise as children navigate their world. Hold onto your hat as your child takes you on this roller coaster ride. Language, motor development, social skills and handling big feelings are all a part of the everyday learning. Please register ALL children, including siblings, who will be attending class.
  • Parents and Ones

    Parents With Toddlers Ages 12-24 Months. Siblings welcome. Non-Separating Please register for one class with an alternate choice for your family (not per child) for the lottery. Additional class registration will open after the lottery is completed. Looking for a fun class for your one-year-old? Join other parents and toddlers for a morning, afternoon or an evening class.Toddlers love to take off and explore if their parents are close by. Please register ALL children, including siblings, who will be attending class.
  • Parents and Ones: Gradually Separating

    Parents With Toddlers Ages 12-24 Months. Siblings welcome. Gradually Separating Please register for one class with an alternate choice for your family (not per child) for the lottery. Additional class registration will open after the lottery is completed. Toddlers this age are wonderful sources of boundless determination, enthusiasm and energy. Their curiosity and need for predictability make this year exciting and challenging. Your children will be able to experience separation from you as the class progresses and they build trust in our staff. We will work to meet the individual needs of each child as the parents meet in a separate room for discussion of topics chosen by the group. Please register ALL children, including siblings, who will be attending class.
  • Parents and Preschoolers

    Parents With Children Ages 3, 4 and 5 Years. Siblings Welcome. Separating Please register for one class with an alternate choice for the lottery. Additional class registration will open after the lottery is completed. Three-, four- and five-year-olds are learning about each other and their world. They are connecting and communicating, socializing with peers, pushing the boundaries of their skills and learning to manage big feelings. Parenting through this stage of development is delightful and bewildering at the same time. Children play together and explore our early childhood environment with early childhood staff, while parents meet with a parent educator to exchange ideas based on current interests in parenting a preschooler. Please register ALL children, including siblings, who will be attending class.
  • Parents and Threes

    Parents with Children Age Three Years. Siblings welcome. Separating Please register for one class with an alternate choice for your family (not per child) for the lottery. Additional class registration will open after the lottery is completed. Three-year-olds are bursting with energy and enthusiasm for learning. It is a time of physical, emotional and intellectual change. Connect with other parents of threes to discuss their curious questions, power struggles, emotions and bursts of language. Friendships are a focus for this age, and they will practice social skills under the guidance of our early childhood staff. Please register ALL children, including siblings, who will be attending class.
  • Parents and Twos

    Parents With Children Ages 24-35 Months. Siblings welcome. Separating Please register for one class with an alternate choice for your family (not per child) for the lottery. Additional class registration will open after the lottery is completed. Twos are growing at high speed, so they require guidance and limits as they set out to try everything in sight. Make a date with your two-year-old and learn delightful ways to enjoy time together. You will value a parent group where you can learn about and share this super stage in your child’s development. Please register ALL children, including siblings, who will be attending class.
  • Parents and Twos: Gradually Separating

    Parents With Children Ages 24-35 Months. Siblings welcome. Gradually Separting Please register for one class with an alternate choice for your family (not per child) for the lottery. Additional class registration will open after the lottery is completed. Twos are growing at high speed, so they require guidance and limits as they set out to try everything in sight. Make a date with your two-year-old and learn delightful ways to enjoy time together. You will value a parent group where you can learn about and share this super stage in your child’s development. Your children will be able to experience separation from you as the class progresses and they build trust in our staff. We will work to meet the individual needs of each child as the parents meet in a separate room for discussion of topics chosen by the group.Please register ALL children, including siblings, who will be attending class.
  • Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings

    Parents With Children Ages Birth through 5 Years. Separating Please register for one class with an alternate choice for your family (not per child) for the lottery. Additional class registration will open after the lottery is completed. Looking for peace between your children? Join us as we discuss how to become a peaceful parent to support and teach your children how to reduce sibling rivalry, build relationship skills with each other and fight less. Our discussions will be based on Laura Markham’s Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings. Reading the book is not required for this class, but you may do so to enhance our discussion time. Children will enjoy the social experiences with others exploring our early childhood classroom.
  • Positive Parenting

    Parents With Children Ages Birth through 5 Years. Please register for one class with an alternate choice for your family (not per child) for the lottery. Additional class registration will open after the lottery is completed. This class is for parents who want to focus on the positive by learning to guide and teach young children in ways that are kind but firm. We will explore what prompts children to behave in ways that are sometimes confusing. Based on the book Positive Discipline by Dr. Jane Nelsen, this class will help you learn the skills and tools necessary to decode children’s behaviors and respond in ways that address them. Children will experience positive guidance in the classroom as they make new friends and enjoy activities.
  • Surviving and THRIVING With Twins and Triplets

    Parents With Children Ages Birth Through 5 Years Separating Please register for one class with an alternate choice for your family (not per child) for the lottery. Additional class registration will open after the lottery is completed. When you are parenting multiples, life is a grand adventure with joys and challenges that can make you feel like you are just surviving day to day. This ECFE experience is designed with your family in mind. You’ll thrive when you have time with other parents to discuss topics related to bringing up multiples with confidence. Your children will explore, discover and meet friends in an environment with experienced teachers to help.