Tricounty News

Kimball and EV-W ECFE open



By Sally Belgum-Blad

ECFE/Play and Learn

School Coordinator

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) Classes-Registration is now open! Classes begin the week of September 24.

Review the list of early learning/parenting opportunities below, find the one that fits your child's age group, and call Sally at (320) 398-7700 Ext 218 to register today!

Let's Learn: Designed for preschool age children 3 to 5 years old and their parents, this class offers opportunities for discovery, learning, and development of important social skills. Parent discussion will include processing the preschool years and preparing for kindergarten.

Evening Class, 6-7:30 p.m. Mondays in Eden Valley and Tuesdays in Kimball.

Mixed Age: Intended for children ages birth to 5 (not yet in kindergarten), this class includes a wide variety of developmentally appropriate activities. Moms and Dads will enjoy topics that explore many aspects of parenting including how we can use everyday experiences to help our children reach their fullest potential (based on Ellen Galinsky's highly acclaimed book Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs).

Morning Class, 9:30-11 a.m. Thursdays in Kimball, and Fridays in Watkins (beginning Jan. 4, 2013).

Wiggle Room: Purposefully planned for busy, curious adventurers ages 18-35 months, this opportunity is for child and parent learning, sharing and growing through the toddler years. Come experience the hands-on fun!

Evening Class, 6-7:30 p.m. Thursdays in Watkins.

First Steps: This is a series of 10 home visits for parents of infants ages birth to 18 months who may benefit from one-on-one support and encouragement. Healthy brain development, attachment, and safety are core topics of this program. Participants receive free board books. Call Sally (320)

398-7700 Ext 218 to enroll in this awesome opportunity for you and your infant.

Reminder: ECFE Classes begin the week of Sept. 24.