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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.
  • CONNECTED: How to Show Up For Your Kids in the Digital Age

    Our kids’ digital worlds are expanding quickly – unleashing both incredible benefits and emerging risks. When it comes to questions about mental health, social skills, online cruelty, and attention, you deserve evidence-based resources, not fear-based soundbites.. This self-paced online course cuts through conflicting information and delivers the essential parenting strategies that will help your child navigate digital risks and opportunities. Erin Walsh’s signature strengths-based and accessible approach to parenting in the digital age will help you build confidence and stay connected to your child as their world expands online. Best for parents of kids, ages 8-16. See full description online. Spark 1 - Connect & Communicate Spark 2 - Rest & Rejuvenate Spark 3 - Focus & Fire Up Best for parents of kids ages 8-16. Three modules or “Sparks” plus three months access after class initiation. On demand courses can be taken at your leisure. You'll receive your link for your class through Spark and Stitch. *** CONECTADO: cómo proteger a sus hijos en la era digital Ayude a su hijo/a a aprovechar las oportunidades que ofrece Internet y a evitar los riesgos. Obtenga recursos basados en la evidencia, mientras navega por los crecientes desafíos del tiempo frente a la pantalla. *** KU XIRNOW: Sida Looga Agmuuqdo Caruurtaada Wakhtiga Casriga ah ee lagu jiro Ka caawi canuggaaga in uu ka faa’idaysto fursadaha si onleen ah asaga oo iska ilaalinaya khataraha. Hel ilo caddaymo ku salaysan, inta aad ku dhexjirto caqabadaha wakhtiga kicinta shaashadda.
  • Conscious Discipline

    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. Children’s brains are changing every day and it can be hard to keep up with all the new behaviors that can push our buttons. You will learn how brain state affects how we as parents approach our children’s behavior. Conflict can be an opportunity to teach and learn. This class will explore the two parts of discipline: the health of the relationship and the skill set involved. You’ll walk away with new insights about your child and yourself as well as strategies to try immediately.
  • 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.
  • 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 andsuggestions 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.
  • Making the Most of Our Moments

    Parents With Children Ages Birth Through 7 Years Separating Please register for one class with an alternate choice for the lottery. Additional class registration will open after the lottery is completed. You think about what you could be doing. You think about what you should be doing. When you are a parent, even your free time comes at a cost. In this class, we will look at the three areas of our lives that take the biggest hit when we have kids—romantic relationships, self-care and friendships. We will find ways to make the most of the moments we do have to nourish all three.
  • Making the Most of Our Moments-VIRTUAL CLASS

    VIRTUAL CLASS Parents Only You think about what you could be doing. You think about what you should be doing. When you are a parent, even your free time comes at a cost. In this class, we will look at the three areas of our lives that take the biggest hit when we have kids—romantic relationships, self-care and friendships. We will find ways to make the most of the moments we do have to nourish all three.
  • Mealtimes Matter

    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. The benefits of eating together are numerous, and so are the barriers to making it happen. There are children who will happily eat whatever is served, while others may need more exposure, more involvement or a sense of control. Join this class for an in-depth look at all things related to eating with children. Did you know that sleep, toileting, physical activity, development and the family meal are all related? We will share struggles and triumphs in the parenting group. Children will explore and make social connections in the early childhood classroom.
  • Parent First: How Practicing Self-Care Will Help Heal You and Your Teen With Mental Illness

    With one in six United States youth experiencing a mental illness each year, parents may feel stuck in fear and uncertainty keeping their child safe and healthy. It’s easy for parents to fall into a cycle of giving all of their time and attention to their child, leaving little time or energy for themselves. The result may leave parents experiencing fatigue, stress, and feeling burned out, just to name a few. There is a better approach to navigating this difficult parenting journey. Through Stevie’s empathetic, authentic and engaging style, hear stories of resilience and healing, success and achievement, increased joy and laughter at home, and improved teenager interaction with the rest of the family. Audiences leave feeling hope and encouragement, and are able to better navigate their own parenting journey. Are you ready to discover how?
  • Parenting Across Cultures

    Parents 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. Cultural norms about parenting practices strongly influence how children are raised. Join this group to discuss various topics unique to cultural traditions, such as behavioral expectations, education and school systems, food and mealtimes, inter-generational relationships, sleep or any other topics chosen by the group. The children will have time to form friendships in the early childhood classroom through hands-on learning in art, blocks, children’s literature, sensory play and more.
  • Peace and Presence

    Parents With Children Ages Birth through Prekindergarten. 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. We all want to give the best of ourselves to our children, but that can be difficult in our fast-paced world. In this class, you will discover strategies to stay focused on what really matters by being connected, grounded and present. Learn to parent consciously by managing your own emotions and teaching self-regulation to your children. Discover how a stronger connection with your child will help smooth everyday challenges, like getting out the door and bedtime issues, while helping your child build confidence and resilience.
  • Say Yes To No: Why Kids Need Loving Boundaries and How to Set Them

    Setting limits and avoiding power struggles is a challenging part of parenting. Learn why setting clear boundaries with your children helps them manage their own behavior, consider others, and work through their big feelings. This self-paced online course will help you clarify your limits, learn how to communicate them, and gain the skills you need to follow through with consistency and care. Best for parents of kids, ages 2-10. Spark 1 - The Brain Benefits of Limits and Boundaries Spark 2 - How to Set Them Spark 3 - Troubleshooting Best for parents of kids ages 2-10. This is an on-demand self-paced online class. Three modules or “Sparks” plus three month access after registration. *** Decir sí al no: por qué los niños necesitan límites cariñosos y cómo establecerlos Aclare sus límites, evite las luchas de poder y haga cumplir las normas con consistencia y cuidado. Ideal para padres de niños de 2 a 10 años. *** Dheh Haa si aad wax u Diiddo: Sababta Caruurtu ugu Baahan yihiin in ay Xadduudaha Jeclaadaan iyo Sida Loogu Sameeyo Kala caddee xadduudahaaga, ka fogow ku hardanka awoodda, waxaadna u raacdaa qaab joogtayn iyo daryeel ah. Wuxuu ugu wanaagsan yahay waalidiinta haysata caruurta da’doodu tahay 2-10 sanno.
  • 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.
  • Why Do They Act That Way? Proven Strategies to Understand and Stay Connected To Your Teen

    Figuring out how to stay connected with your teen isn’t easy, especially as they jump on an emotional rollercoaster or start pulling away. Your teen’s brain is under construction, and the more you know about the construction zones, the more prepared you are to navigate them. Learn why miscommunication, big feelings, and risk-taking are so common - they are all rooted in changes in your teenager’s brain. This self-paced online class delivers the latest insight about the adolescent brain, along with practical parenting strategies that reduce power struggles and build connections between you and your teen (or soon-to-be-teen) when they need it most. Best for parents of kids, ages 8-18. Spark 1 - Why do they act that way? Spark 2 - Loosen but don’t let go - Staying connected to your teen Spark 3 - Setting limits and avoiding power struggles Spark 4 - Managing emotions, stress, and mental health Spark 5 - Independence vs. guidance - What’s the right balance Spark 6 - Raising a teen requires community Best for parents of kids ages 8-18. Six modules or “Sparks” plus six month access after class initiation. On demand courses can be taken at your leisure. You'll receive your link for your class through Spark and Stitch Institute. *** ¿Por qué actúan así? Estrategias probadas para entender y mantenerse conectado con su hijo/a adolescente Apoyar a su hijo/a y mantenerse conectado durante este tiempo es esencial para su salud mental y su bienestar. Ideal para padres de niños de 8 a 18 años. *** Maxay tahay Sababta ay Sidaa ugu Dhaqmayaan? Istiraatiijiyadaha la Hubiyay ee ku saabsan Fahmidda iyo Ku xirnaanshaha Da’yarkaaga Taageeridda iyo ku xirnaanshaha canuggaaga inta lagu jiro wakhtigaan waxay muhiim u tahay caafimaadkiisa maskaxda iyo badqabkiisa. Wuxuu ugu wanaagsan yahay waalidiinta haysata caruurta da’doodu tahay 8-18 sanno.
  • Wide-Open Spaces

    Parents With Children Ages 2-5 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. In this class we will discuss ways children can interact with the natural environment and all the benefits of appreciating the great outdoors. A growing body of research links our mental, physical and spiritual health directly to our association with nature. Come and find out why we are becoming a ‘de-natured’ society. Our backyard has woods to play in, a rock river, grass and hills to run and roll, an outdoor easel and xylophones and a spacious playground. This class will include two local field trips to discover our community’s natural spaces. Please register ALL children, including siblings, who will be attending class.