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  • A Little Bit of Everything

    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. 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 and conflict and life balance. The class will be built by participants, designed around the group’s interest and children’s needs. The early childhood teacher will provide activities that are designed for children to play, explore and try out new skills. IN-PERSON: Classes listed as ‘In-Person’ will be held at the Dakota Valley Learning Center. Classes will be held in small groups using social distancing, masking and face shields for staff. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, one adult per family will be invited to participate in an on-site class.
  • CONNECTED: How to Show Up For Your Kids in the Digital Age

    Do not register here. Please click Register now! Help your child take advantage of opportunities online while avoiding risks. COVID-19 means that kids are spending more and more time online. Most schools hand kids a tablet or laptop without a parenting guide to go with it! You deserve evidence-based resources, not fear-based soundbites, as you navigate escalating screen time challenges. This self-paced online class cuts through conflicting information and delivers the essential parenting strategies for your child's digital wellbeing. Best for parents of kids ages 8-16 Register now!
  • Celebrating Parenthood!

    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. Explore the best parts of your roles as a parent and as a person. It can be easy to forget to take care of yourself when you are giving so much time to other responsibilities including your work, children, home care and extended family. You’ll look forward to this opportunity to celebrate eachweek. Our world can be stressful and unpredictable, and it can be helpful to be with other families who look for positivity in themselves and each other. Take a break from daily responsibilities to rediscover strengths and gifts to find some balance. Children will make social connections and play to learn developmental skills. Some friends will be at home, and some friends will be at school! HYBRID: Classes listed as 'Hybrid' will include families participating in person with a small group, and families participating at home via Zoom simultaneously with the on-site group. Families will register for, and remain in, the model that they choose for the entire quarter. Additional content will be available online. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, one adult per family will be invited to participate in an on-site class.
  • Conscious Discipline

    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. 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’ll 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. IN-PERSON: Classes listed as ‘In-Person’ will be held at the Dakota Valley Learning Center. Classes will be held in small groups using social distancing, masking and face shields for staff. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, one adult per family will be invited to participate in an on-site class.
  • Learning, Knowing, Growing

    Separating Class: 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. Each of us has a distinct personality, temperament and learning style. This class will help you appreciate and understand your child’s personality type and temperament, and you will discover how you can learn together. Children will experience social interaction with their peers. VIRTUAL: Classes listed as ‘Virtual’ will be held completely online and a Zoom link will be sent to you following registration. Additional content will be available online.
  • May I Have Your Attention, Please?

    Do you have a child who struggles with focus, paying attention, or staying on task? Children who struggle with these challenges in the classroom or at home may or may not have a diagnosis of ADHD, however, their attention issues result in high frustration levels and keep them from achieving their full potential. Discover insights into the root cause of attention and behavior issues along with practical parenting strategies, learning strategies and teaching methods to improve you child's ability to learn and excel. Sorry, no discounts apply.
  • Moving and Learning

    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. The body teaches the brain to think. Movement matters because every move develops physical capabilities while building brain connections. Learn ways to stimulate your child’s neural growth through movement and sensory activities. We’ll explore the Kinetic Scale, a visual map of the active learning needs of young children. Easy-to-implement tips and games related to the scale will be practiced in the children’s room. Join us to get moving. HYBRID: Classes listed as 'Hybrid' will include families participating in person with a small group, and families participating at home via Zoom simultaneously with the on-site group. Families will register for, and remain in, the model that they choose for the entire quarter. Additional content will be available online. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, one adult per family will be invited to participate in an on-site class.
  • Nurturing Resilient Families

    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. What is resiliency and why is it important for our families? In these stressfilled times, learning from our mistakes, teaching children to make good decisions and helping children feel and be competent are important tasks for parents. In the parent group, we will discuss strategies we can use to foster hope and optimism in our children. Rewrite your family’s negative scripts. Move toward teaching empathy and promoting self-discipline and self-worth. VIRTUAL: Classes listed as ‘Virtual’ will be held completely online and a Zoom link will be sent to you following registration. Additional content will be available online.
  • Parenting During Challenging Times

    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. The year 2020 has brought extraordinary challenges. Families are stretched and have to reassess parenting values and approaches. We are all looking for resources to help our families thrive through stress, loss and uncertainty. Join us to alleviate isolation and build a community of support. Specific topics will be identified in the group. IN-PERSON: Classes listed as ‘In-Person’ will be held at the Dakota Valley Learning Center. Classes will be held in small groups using social distancing, masking and face shields for staff. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, one adult per family will be invited to participate in an on-site class.
  • Parenting in a Pandemic: Setting Limits and Avoiding Power Struggles

    Parenting and working at home during COVID-19 is challenging and we can quickly get pulled into conflict and power struggles with our kids. During times of stress, it can be hard to know when to be flexible and when to hold the line. Learn more about why kids and teens need boundaries in uncertain times and how to be both flexible and firm when your kids need it most. La crianza de los hijos durante una pandemia: Establecer límites y evitar las luchas de poder Aprenda más sobre por qué los niños y los adolescentes necesitan tener límites en tiempos inciertos, y cómo ser flexible y firme cuando sus hijos más lo necesitan. ¿Desea un intérprete? En caso afirmativo, ¿en qué idioma? Si necesita un intérprete, regístrese al menos 24 horas antes del evento. Barbaarinta Caruurta Waalidka Musiibo ah waxay bilaabaneysaa 10-ka Febraayo Waalidiinta waxaa laga codsanayaa inay sameeyaan wax kabadan sidii hore si ay caruurtooda uga taageeraan barashada dhijitaalka inta lagu gudajiray cudurka faafa ee COVID-19 Maamulayaasha degmadu iyo barayaashu waxay aqoonsadaan dhibaatooyinka waalidiinta la soo dersa oo ay ka go'an tahay inay qoysaska siiyaan taageero dheeri ah oo ku saabsan dadaalladaas. Laga bilaabo Febraayo 10, Waxbarashada Bulshada ee Degmada 196 waxay kafaala qaadeysaa taxane webinar oo bilaash ah oo loogu magac daray Waalidka ee Faafida. Taxanaha shanta qaybood ah waxaa soo jeedin doona Erin Walsh oo ka tirsan machadka Spark & Stitch Institute. Walsh waxay abuurtay Spark & Stitch iyada iyo waalidkeed, Dr. Dave iyo Monica Walsh, si loogu adeego waalidiinta iyo barayaasha iyadoo loo turjumayo cilmi baaris ku saabsan dhinacyada horumarka ilmaha iyo dhalinyarada, warbaahinta dhijitaalka ah iyo dhalinyarada kobcaya. Ururku waxaa ka go'an inuu dhaliyo faham weyn sababta ay caruurtu ugu baahan yihiin geesinimo iyo isku xirnaasho si ay u wanaagsanaadaan iyo sida loo kobciyo da'da casriga. Waalidnimada ee Faafida waxay ka kooban tahay shan shabakadood oo soo socda, dhammaantoodna waxay bilaaban doonaan 6da fiidnimo: Febraayo 10 - Ka Shaqeynta iyo Waalidnimada Guriga: Riyooyinka, Xaqiiqada iyo Badbaadada 17-ka Febraayo - Barbaarinta Waalidnimada Faafa: Wajiyadaha Badan ee Cadaadiska 3-da Maarso - Ku Noolaashaha Barashada iyo Shaqada: Sayniska Dhiirigelinta Maarso 31 - Waqtiga baaritaanka inta lagu jiro COVID-19 Abriil 14 - Dejinta Xaddidyada iyo Ka Fogaanshaha Halganka Awoodda Webinarradu waa bilaash, laakiin diiwaangelin hore ayaa loo baahan yahay.
  • Podcasts for Powerful Parenting

    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. Do you enjoy listening to podcasts? Do you seek different perspectives on parenting that challenge your thinking and help you continue to grow as a parent. Every week your parent educator will send you a link to a short podcast. During class we’ll discuss each podcast’s relevance in raising children who are curious, compassionate, and resilient. Virtual: Classes listed as ‘Virtual’ will be held completely online and a Zoom link will be sent to you following registration. Additional content will be available online.
  • Say Yes To No: Why Kids Need Loving Boundaries and How to Set Them

    Do not register here. Please click Register now! Clarify your limits, avoid power struggles, and follow through with consistency and care. Setting limits and avoiding power struggles is a challenging part of parenting. Parenting in a pandemic means that many are experiencing increased conflict and escalating stress. This self-paced online class will help you clarify your priorities, build a stronger toolkit, and set the warm boundaries that kids need right now to stay calm and connected. Best for parents of kids ages 2-10. Register now!
  • Screen Time During COVID-19: Three Supportive Insights From the Research to Guide Your Parenting Today

    Our reliance on screens has increased as school, socializing, and work move online. It is not useful to add screen time guilt to your list of family stressors. Yet working parents everywhere are eager to do what’s best for their kids and are worried about the impact of technology on their kids’ learning and social emotional development. Get key insights from the research that will help you navigate screen time struggles and take advantage of digital opportunities while minimizing risks. Tiempo de pantalla durante COVID-19: Tres perspectivas de apoyo Obtenga información clave de investigaciones que le ayudará a navegar por las tensiones que crean el tiempo en la pantalla en los estudiantes y aprenderá a aprovechar las oportunidades digitales mientras minimiza los riesgos. ¿Desea un intérprete? En caso afirmativo, ¿en qué idioma? Si necesita un intérprete, regístrese al menos 24 horas antes del evento. Barbaarinta Caruurta Waalidka Musiibo ah waxay bilaabaneysaa 10-ka Febraayo Waalidiinta waxaa laga codsanayaa inay sameeyaan wax kabadan sidii hore si ay caruurtooda uga taageeraan barashada dhijitaalka inta lagu gudajiray cudurka faafa ee COVID-19 Maamulayaasha degmadu iyo barayaashu waxay aqoonsadaan dhibaatooyinka waalidiinta la soo dersa oo ay ka go'an tahay inay qoysaska siiyaan taageero dheeri ah oo ku saabsan dadaalladaas. Laga bilaabo Febraayo 10, Waxbarashada Bulshada ee Degmada 196 waxay kafaala qaadeysaa taxane webinar oo bilaash ah oo loogu magac daray Waalidka ee Faafida. Taxanaha shanta qaybood ah waxaa soo jeedin doona Erin Walsh oo ka tirsan machadka Spark & Stitch Institute. Walsh waxay abuurtay Spark & Stitch iyada iyo waalidkeed, Dr. Dave iyo Monica Walsh, si loogu adeego waalidiinta iyo barayaasha iyadoo loo turjumayo cilmi baaris ku saabsan dhinacyada horumarka ilmaha iyo dhalinyarada, warbaahinta dhijitaalka ah iyo dhalinyarada kobcaya. Ururku waxaa ka go'an inuu dhaliyo faham weyn sababta ay caruurtu ugu baahan yihiin geesinimo iyo isku xirnaasho si ay u wanaagsanaadaan iyo sida loo kobciyo da'da casriga. Waalidnimada ee Faafida waxay ka kooban tahay shan shabakadood oo soo socda, dhammaantoodna waxay bilaaban doonaan 6da fiidnimo: Febraayo 10 - Ka Shaqeynta iyo Waalidnimada Guriga: Riyooyinka, Xaqiiqada iyo Badbaadada 17-ka Febraayo - Barbaarinta Waalidnimada Faafa: Wajiyadaha Badan ee Cadaadiska 3-da Maarso - Ku Noolaashaha Barashada iyo Shaqada: Sayniska Dhiirigelinta Maarso 31 - Waqtiga baaritaanka inta lagu jiro COVID-19 Abriil 14 - Dejinta Xaddidyada iyo Ka Fogaanshaha Halganka Awoodda Webinarradu waa bilaash, laakiin diiwaangelin hore ayaa loo baahan yahay.
  • Unlock the Einstein Within

    Gain knowledge and understanding of the effects cognitive skills such as visual, auditory, memory, attention and others have on learning. Learn practical strategies to apply in the home or classroom. Receive information on new brain research and how it impacts learning. Discover methods and tools in detecting the root cause of learning struggles and strategies to overcome them. Meets criteria for Minnesota teacher licensure renewal in Differentiation and is approved for 1.5 CEUs.
  • Why Do They Act That Way? Proven Strategies to Understand and Stay Connected To Your Teen

    Do not register here. Please click Register now! Parenting teenagers isn't easy. Parenting during a pandemic? Even harder. The pandemic is especially difficult for teenagers, whose job is to gain independence and spend time with friends! Supporting teenagers and staying connected during this time is essential for their mental health and wellbeing. But this isn't easy! This self-paced online class delivers the latest insight about the adolescent brain along with practical parenting strategies that reduce power struggles and build connection between you and your teen (or soon-to-be-teen). Best for parents of kids ages 8-18. Register now
  • Wide-Open Spaces

    Separating Class: Parents With Children Ages 3, 4 and 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. 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. IN-PERSON: Classes listed as ‘In-Person’ will be held at the Dakota Valley Learning Center. Classes will be held in small groups using social distancing, masking and face shields for staff. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, one adult per family will be invited to participate in an on-site class.