* To offer information about child development and parenting techniques
* To give children opportunities to discover and learn with their parents
* To provide information on community resources
2. Separating Classes: Parents and children have interaction and circle time together and then separate for parent talk time and child time.
Parent-Child Interaction Time: The first 30 minutes (45 minutes for a 2 hour class) is a special time for parents and children to spend together. Our licensed early childhood teacher sets the room up with activities for you and your child to enjoy together. These activities follow the State of MN Early Learning Standards. This Minnesota Framework includes: Social & Emotional Development, Approaches to Learning, Language & Literacy Development, Creativity & the Arts, Cognitive Development, and Physical & Motor Development.This is a time when you follow your child's lead and play what he/she wants to play.
Circle Time: The toys and activities are put away and parents, children, and teachers join together to enjoy literature, music and movement activities.
Parent Talk Time: Parents separate into their own discussion group in the parent room (this takes place in the classroom for non-separating classes). A licensed Parent Educator leads discussions on the many joys and challenges of parenting. Lessons follow the State of MN Parent Education Core Curriculum Framework. This curriculum teaches: Parent Development, Parent-Child Relationships, Early Childhood Development, Family Development, and Culture & Community.
Child Time: While the parents are in their discussion group, the children stay in the classroom with the licensed Early Childhood Teacher and paraprofessional. They enjoy a snack, activities set out in the classroom, and movement activities in the Early Childhood Center gym or on the playground.
Topics may include:
How Children Grow * Parenting * Community Help * Toileting * Challenging Behaviors * Solving Problems * Learning Through Play
If you are interested in setting up a visit designed just for you please give us a call.
Jane Ryan, Licenced Parenting Educator
Phone: 320-286-4120; Email: email@example.com
Class Schedule and Registration:
To view the ECFE schedule please click here.
To download the registration form please click here.