ECFE newsletter

October ECFE Gym Nights

There will be two open ECFE family gym nights in October: Thursday, Oct. 12th and Oct. 26th. All gym nights are free and are held at the Parkview gym from 5:30-7:00 p.m. All families with young children from birth to not yet in kindergarten are invited, as well as siblings 8 years and younger. Gym shoes are required for all adults and children who play in the gym. This is a special time for parents/caregivers to spend with children playing together in an informal, fun setting! You do NOT need to pre-register to attend!

Openings in ECFE Classes

There are still openings in many ECFE classes throughout the week! Classes begin Monday, Sept. 25th! Call the ECFE office at 742-3805 for more details about the days and times of classes. We would love to have you and your child/ren join us for fun and learning!

New Time for an ECFE Class!

There is a new time for the Tuesday mixed age class: Play & Learn with Gym! The new time is 10-11:30 (replacing 1-2:30). We hope this new time is good for parents and their young children! We still have openings! Call the ECFE office to enroll! 742-3805.

Preschool And Terrific Three’s Application

Preschool Applications for 2017-2018 school year are now available! View, print, and return the application to Parkview Learning Center’s office. The Terrific 3’s application will be available at a later date. Parents will be mailed information and application forms.  If you have questions about either of these programs, please call the ECFE/School Readiness office at 742-3805 or email

There will be a Preschool Transition night on Tuesday, March 14th 6-7:00 p.m. at Parkview Learning Center. Come and learn more about the school readiness program in the Virginia school district. The Early Childhood Coordinator, transportation director, school nurse, and a school readiness teacher will be there to give information, as well as answer your questions.

Parents may register children for preschool during this night. Also, there will be registration for preschool screening during this night (or email The dates for screening are March 17th, April 7th, and April 28th.


Parents Tell the Benefits of Early Childhood Classes

Early Childhood Family Education classes have been popular with parents/caregivers and their children for many, many  years! Here are some quotes from parents in the program:

“I enjoy taking my children to ECFE because it gives me a chance to get out and meet other moms with children the same age as mine. I’ve made lifelong friends from attending ECFE classes.”

“All of my children look forward to their time at ECFE and ask daily when they get to go again.”

“The teaching staff are helpful and provide current resources to parents to assist in their children’s development.”

“My child is exposed to a variety of activities and it is fun to see how he responds to a school routine firsthand.”

“I would recommend the ECFE program to any parent within the Virginia area community. The Parkview Learning Center is a state-of-the-art facility and is a model neighborhood school.”

If any of these testimonials convince you to sign up for a class, please call the ECFE office at 742-3805! We still have openings in winter classes 2017 and would love to have you join us!

Donation Requests for Family Gym Nights

ECFE is requesting snack items for those who attend gym night. Please bring one or two of these items to gym night within the quarter:  1 gallon of 100% apple juice, 1 box plain graham crackers, 1 box Goldfish crackers, 1 box teddy graham crackers, 1 box animal crackers, or 1 box vanilla wafers, Clorox wipes, or 5 oz. size paper cups. Thank you!

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