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  • ADHD Tools and Techniques

    Learn tools and techniques to support those with ADHD, from preschool age to adulthood. Discuss ADHD, treatment options and how to implement potential positive results within household dynamics and schoolwork assignments. Each age group requires different interventions and support. Discover clear guiding principals of support and interventions to help individuals of all ages become successful. Meets criteria for Minnesota teacher licensure renewal in Differentiation and is approved for 1.5 CEUs.
  • 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!
  • Cell Phones and Parenting - What You Need to Know

    When your child has a smartphone there are key things you should know in order to keep them safe and secure. Understand recommended safety settings on popular social media apps, parental apps for your child’s smartphone and more! We simplify this complicated technology so that you and your child can use the phone safely without worry.
  • 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. District 196 COVID-19 Operational Plan: District 196 is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for each employee, student, parent and visitor to our buildings. Our primary focus continues to be the education of our students, while integrating health and safety responses into our existing pre-pandemic public health support. Face masks will be required indoors in all District 196 buildings for anyone age 2 and older, regardless of vaccination status, beginning Monday, August 30. The district plan uses the CDC’s transmission matrix to determine when face masks will be required or recommended based on the Dakota County seven-day case rate per 100,000 residents. Please note: Our early childhood staff will work with families to support our youngest learners in wearing a mask as they are able.
  • Fantastic Fridays

    One-Time Event for parents with children ages birth through kindergarten. A day of interacting outdoors with nature will take place at the Dakota Valley Learning Center. Families will have a chance to explore our natural play space. Come and build a stick fort together, hop on some stepping stones and listen to a story while seated on a tree stump. Children will engage all their senses. We will have access to a classroom and gym space in case of inclement weather. Register weekly to attend.
  • Grandparenting Today

    Grandparents With Children Ages Birth through Prekindergarten. Join other grandparents to engage in conversations on topics related to the unique joy and challenges of grandparenting. 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. District 196 COVID-19 Operational Plan: District 196 is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for each employee, student, parent and visitor to our buildings. Our primary focus continues to be the education of our students, while integrating health and safety responses into our existing pre-pandemic public health support. Face masks are required indoors in all District 196 buildings for anyone age 2 and older, regardless of vaccination status. The district plan uses the CDC’s transmission matrix to determine when face masks will be required or recommended based on the Dakota County seven-day case rate per 100,000 residents. Please note: Our early childhood staff will work with families to support our youngest learners in wearing a mask as they are able.
  • Home Alone (parents and children ages 8-11)

    Prepare for being home alone ... for a few minutes, several hours or all day. Learn telephone rules, safe use of keys, household safety checks, constructive use of time, healthy snacks and how to deal with home-alone feelings. Fee includes a Home Alone workbook. Parent-child class, one book per registered child.
  • 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!
  • Tackling Tough Topics

    Parents With Children Ages Birth through Prekindergarten. "Why?" "WHY?" "WHY??" Parents everywhere can speak to the insatiable curiosity of children. As children grow, they will naturally have questions about themselves and their world, including tough topics that parents are not always sure how to handle. Topics may include sexuality, race, gender, differing abilities, poverty, grief, loss and violence in the media. Build your capacity and confidence to have developmentally appropriate conversations with your children in this supportive and research-driven class.
  • 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. Interactive class includes 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