April ECFE/School Readiness Family Nights

There will be two open family gym nights in April:

Thursday, April 6th, 2017 is an open gym night, as well as S.T.E.M. activity night. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. The children will work together on problem solving, designing structures, asking questions, and exploring materials. There will be a creation, matching, jumping jacks, writing, cup stacking, and ABC order station. Come and explore the way things work while making your child a better problem solver and learner. A light snack will be served.

Thursday, April 20th, 2017 is an open family gym night. Enjoy gym activities and a light snack. Remember gym shoes are required for all who play in the gym.

These events are organized for families and their children, birth to not yet in kindergarten. Siblings ages 8 and younger may participate also.

Join us in April for fun in the gym and educational STEM activities!

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!

Parent University Night 2017

Early Childhood Family Education presents Parent University 2017! There one more free speaker night!  The focus of this speaker night is geared for parents/caregivers, childcare workers and providers, teachers, and the community.

Tuesday, March 28th—S.M.A.R.T. Training. Join Maxine Perko in learning fun, interactive ways to increase development of children’s motor skills, balance/coordination, visual/hearing efficiency and overall attention. This hour long presentation earns 1 CEU.

To register to attend this night, or if you have questions, please call 742-3805 or email

Free childcare by staff for children 2-6 years of age in an early childhood classroom will be provided. Please register one week before the speaker night.

ECFE “Baby & Me Class 2017

Early Childhood Family Education is offering a FREE “Baby & Me” class monthly on Tuesdays from 6-7:15 p.m. at Parkview Learning Center. These classes are designed for babies, birth to one year of age, and their families. An Early Childhood teacher designs activities each month to help babies explore their world through meaningful play. The Early Childhood parent educator answers question and leads parenting discussions around the joys and trials of living with infants.

You may come to the April class! Feel free to invite your friends with babies to come along! If you have any questions concerning this class or other ECFE classes offered, please call the ECFE office at 742-3805.


April 18th—Going Back to School or Work/ Childcare & Babysitter Issues/ Fun footprint keepsake

These monthly topics are just some of the items discussed. The teachers want to hear your concerns about baby and parenting!

Openings in ECFE Classes for Spring Session 2017

There are openings in spring session ECFE classes! Classes began Monday, 13th, 2017 but it is not too late to register! Please call the ECFE office at 742-3805 for days, times, and ages for these classes. We want to see you and your child for some fun and educational activities!

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