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New “Baby & Me” Class in 2018

ECFE is pleased to announce a new FREE “Baby & Me” class, beginning January 2018! These classes will meet twice-a-month on Thursday afternoons 12:30-1:45 p.m. at Parkview Learning Center. This class begins in January and ends in April. This class is designed for babies from birth to not yet walking and their parents/caregivers. (There will be no sibling care available for this class.) The early childhood teacher will design activities to help babies explore their world through meaningful play. The parent educator answers questions and leads parenting discussions around the joys and trials of living with infants. This class is an excellent way to meet other parents! Come to one class or all! Please call the ECFE office to register at 742-3805 or email jphillips@vmps.org.

DATES & TOPICS:

January 11th & 25th—Adjusting to Parenting/ Crying and Sleep Issues/ Security Items/ Establishing Routines

February 8th & 22nd—Breast & Bottle Feeding/ Weaning & Finger Foods/ Signs of Food Allergies

March 8th & 22nd—Baby’s Temperament/ Setting Limits for Behavior/ Childproofing/ Dealing with Stress

April 12th & 26th—Going Back to School or Work/ Childcare & Babysitter Issues/ Future ECFE Class Options/ Making a Baby Keepsake

ECFE Winter Classes Begin January 2, 2018

Winter session will begin Tuesday, Jan. 2nd, 2018. There are openings in all classes, except Monday evening. Please call the ECFE office at 742-3805 for more information and to register for a class.

ECFE Holiday Special

Come and enjoy the holiday season with us at Early Childhood and School Readiness! Our holiday special is for all families with young children from birth through pre-k and their siblings. This event is Thursday, Dec. 14th from 5:30-7 p.m. at Parkview Learning Center. There will be a pizza supper, cookie decorating, crafts in the classrooms, open family gym, and a photo opportunity for your child with Santa! Each child will also receive a book! This wonderful special event is FREE! Join us for Christmas fun! Please pre-register by emailing skushjeffery@vmps.org or calling 742-3805.

ATTENTION GRANDPARENTS!

Are you babysitting your young grandchildren (birth to 4 years) during the day? Are you looking for an opportunity to meet other adults and their children? Are you wanting your grandchildren to have a learning experience with a licensed teacher and other children their age? Then Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) classes through the Virginia school district could be for YOU! These classes involve family learning, where parents and grandparents come to experience quality time together, as well as explore parenting topics, (such as discipline and toilet learning). There are classes offered Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings. Please call the ECFE office at 742-3805 to enroll you and your grandchildren today!

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!

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 skushjeffery@vmps.org.

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 ljohnson@vmps.org). The dates for screening are March 17th, April 7th, and April 28th.

 

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