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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.
  • About Online Registration

    Watch for your Winter ECFE catalog to arrive in your mail in early November! The catalog will also be available online beginning November 5. The deadline for District 196 residents to be included in the ECFE Winter lottery is December 4. Important Information Regarding Online Registration When you log in to the ECFE online registration system to register for the lottery, you should automatically receive an email from ‘District 196-Community Education’ confirming your completed registration. If you do not receive an email, your registration in the lottery is NOT complete. We have received calls from parents who thought they had registered for the lottery and never received a confirmation. If you live in-district, you would have received an instant email confirming your registration. Please remember to check your Inbox and Spam folder when you register for your next ECFE class. If you have any questions regarding your online registration, please call 952-388-1953.
  • CONNECTED: How to Show Up For Your Kids in the Digital Age

    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 *** 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Say Yes To No: Why Kids Need Loving Boundaries and How to Set Them

    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. *** 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

    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. *** ¿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.