Tricounty News


Hello from ECFE. Do you need something fun to do with your preschooler this summer? We have just what you need. Here is our Summer Session for the little ones. Kimball Playtown for kids ages 0-5 and their parent(s): Mondays, June 2, 9, 16 and 23 from 9-11 a.m. in the ECFE classroom in Kimball  Elementary School; EVW Little Tot's Lot for kids ages 0-3 1/2 and their parent(s): Tuesdays, June 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 9-11 a.m. in the ECFE classroom at Watkins Elementary School; and EVW Little Tot's Lot for kids ages 0-3 1/2 and their parent(s): Thursdays, June 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 9-11 a.m. in the ECFE classroom in Watkins Elementary School. Kids and parents can come to play and learn about Summertime Science. We'll have a theme for each week, including: • Week 1: June 2-5, Sunny Days Help Us All - We'll use the sun to make Hairy Harry's hair grow (our grass seed caterpillar), to feel warm in outside play time, and to make a special art picture. We'll also keep ourselves safe with sunscreen before playing. • Week 2: June 9-12, Beaches Are Fun, so we'll have a sandy week. Sorting man made and natural objects for a beach collage, and designing a fun aquarium to take home and help us learn about the environment. • Week 3: June 16-19, Fishy Fun Will Keep All of Us Busy. Water, water everywhere keep us cool and in the drink. Sink/Float:Fish/Mammal:Schools/Families are concepts we'll introduce this week. • Week 4: June 23-26, Beach-y Celebration - Wear beach clothes for this fun and wet week! We'll celebrate living in a lakes state with a beach theme.   Call in now and sign up. Our cost is on a sliding fee scale, call in and we'll help you sign up - (320)398-7700 ext. 229. Also, ECFE is coming to a neighborhood near you. Watch for the ECFE mobile classroom to visit your neighborhood from 12:15-1:30 p.m. Step outside and spend some time with your child. Each week we'll: have an art  activity for children; dance and sing with music and movement; enjoy a story with our friends; and have a cool snack for summer fun. Bring your child every week from June 2-24; locations - Mondays at South Haven Community Park and Thursdays at Watkins Mobile Home Park. Cost: An item for the food shelf will be collected each week. We'll deliver the food personally. We hope that we can help you and your child have a fun summer this year. Give us a call today. Maggie Lundorff