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                             SPECIAL 4 WEEK S.T.E.M. CLASS

Our next specialty class will be in February exploring STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). This class will explore how tools work & how to use them to investigate. Classroom activities will encourage problem-solving skills with materials. Parent education will focus on ways parents can support their young children’s natural abilities (in science, technology, engineering, and math), as well as having fun exploring materials for themselves! Parents will also explore problem-solving various parenting issues!  There will be all kinds of fun learning activities for children 18 months and up! These classes will be offered every Wednesday in February–6, 13, 20, & 27 from 9-10:30 a.m. at Parkview Learning Center. To sign up for this four week class, please call the ECFE office at 742-3805 or email skushjeffery@vmps.org. Hope to see you there! We look forward to exploring STEM with you and your child!

         


ECFE/SR EVENTS

                                 

 BABY & ME CLASSES                                               

  ECFE has FREE Baby & Me classes for moms, dads, and babies! They will be held twice-a-month on Thursday 11:00-12:30 at Parkview Learning Center. (We take a break in December and will return Jan. 10th, 24th, Feb. 7th, 21st, March 7th, 21st, April 11th & 25th.) Anyone with a baby who is NOT walking yet may attend! Come and take advantage of this fun opportunity to spend quality time with babies and other parents in an educational setting! Invite your friends with babies also! We look forward to having you there! (There will be sibling care available for older siblings within the classroom.) Call 742-3805 or email jphillips@vmps.org to enroll in these classes!

             OPEN FAMILY GYM NIGHTS FOR JANUARY 2019

There will be two open family gym nights for ECFE/SR families: Thursday, Jan. 3rd and Jan. 17th. The times are 5-6:30 at Parkview’s large gym. Thursday, Jan. 17th is dinosaur night! These fun, FREE, family events are for all families with children from birth to pre-kindergarten and their siblings up to age 8. Please remember that gym shoes are required for all who play in the gym!
             WINTER ECFE CLASSES BEGIN THURSDAY, JANUARY 3RD AND RUN THROUGH FEBRUARY 25TH. THERE ARE STILL OPENINGS IN SOME CLASSES. PLEASE CALL THE ECFE/SR OFFICE AT 742-3805 OR EMAIL skushjeffery@vmps.org TO FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION.

              PARENT UNIVERSITY FOR 2019

Parents, daycare providers, community members looking to learn something new and receive credit, check out the free parent university offerings. Please call 742-3805 or email skushjeffery@vmps.org to sign up for these classes. Free childcare by ECFE staff for children 2-6 years of age will be provided. (Please register one week before the speaker night.) Presentations earn 1 certificate of attendance each.
This year’s parent university sessions will focus on promoting social-emotional competence in infants and young children. The pyramid social-emotional model will provide structure and tools that proactively teach children the social skills they need to be successful in school and life.
January 29th—Introduction to the Pyramid Social-Emotional Model. This session explores the beginning stages of friendship skills, sharing and taking turns, and identifying feelings in oneself and others. The class will offer materials that are ready to be used immediately.
February 12th—Schedules and Routines. This session will explore the use of schedules and routines and why they are important to children and their development. The class will offer materials to create visual schedules and routines to use at home and school.
February 26th—Reducing Challenging Behaviors at Home and School. This session will give parents/caregivers strategies to reduce challenging behaviors. We will discuss the steps in problem-solving and offer visuals that are helpful with this process.


 

  • Virginia Minnesota Public Schools
  • ISD 706
  • 411 South 5th Ave.
  • Virginia, MN 55792
  • Phone: 218-749-5437
  • Fax: 218-741-8522