ECFE Class Descriptions

Class Descriptions 2016-2017

For current Early Childhood Family Education class descriptions, please view our catalog pages below:

Class Descriptions:

Infant and Toddler Pop-in Play Time

Options: 0-12 mos. and 9-18 mos. options; Non-separating

These FREE play times provide an opportunity to meet other parents with babies and toddlers. Explore our infant/toddler classroom and talk about the joys and challenges of parenting with a Licensed Parent Educator. Come to just one or come to all; pop-in play time is a flexible format to meet the needs of busy parents and give families an opportunity to learn about ECFE. Registration is preferred but not required.

Incredible Infants Parenting the 1st Year

0–12 mos. Non-separating

Babies bring big changes to every family! Discuss these exciting and challenging issues with a parent educator and other parents of infants in a relaxing and informative class.

Little Explorers

9-18 mos.; Non-separating

Rolling…creeping…crawling…walking! Join us for a relaxing, low-key class where you can slow down, play with your child and meet other parents. You and your child remain in the same room while the parent discussion takes place.

Tiny Tots

12–24 mos. Transition-separating

Learning takes place for young toddlers as they are moving and exploring, often not far from their parent. This class will gradually work on separation at the groups’ pace. We will discuss the wonders and challenges of your toddler with a parent educator.

Busy Bodies

15-30 mos. Separating

Join us as you and your toddler discover safe and age appropriate activities; including art, music and sensory play. Parents will gain knowledge and support from a parent educator and other parents during parent discussion time.

Terrific Twos

24–36 mos.; Separating

We’ll have two hours of fun that can move you and your child from tantrums to triumphs! Activities will be available to stimulate that exuberance and curiosity. Join other parents in their quest to understand and appreciate the terrific twos with the support of a parent educator.

Terrific Twos & Thrilling Threes

24-48 mos. Separating

Independence, language, problem solving and social skills are emerging at these ages. The classroom will foster all these emerging skills, and you will value the parent discussion where you can learn, share, and appreciate this stage of parenting.

ECFE PI (Preschool Investigators)

3–5 yrs.

Looking to spend one-on-one time with your preschooler? This class provides classroom structure with the bonus of investigating the Lakeville area on field trips. On classroom days the early childhood teacher will provide preschool focused opportunities for you and your child to explore. A parent educator will facilitate discussion on the journey of parenting. On field trip days, class times vary and additional fees may apply.

Messy Masterpieces

0–5 yrs.

Create new masterpieces each day. We will use a variety of painting methods and art supplies. Parenting topics will include the importance of art as well as everyday parenting situations.

Step into Learning

0-5 yrs.

Step into learning with your child as they explore and learn.  Infants through pre-kindergarteners will have opportunities for sensory play, social interaction and building developmental skills.  Grownups will have time to meet with a parent educator to discuss the celebrations and frustrations that come with the parenting journey.

Explore-Create-Discover

0-5yrs.

“Play is the work of the child” – Maria Montessori       Learn together through parent/child activities, circle time, music, stories and parent discussion. Boost your child’s development through purposeful play and classroom exploration. Parenting topics will include the importance of everyday parenting.

Managing With Multiples

0–5 yrs.

Are you the parents of twins, triplets, more? Imagine a place your children can sing, play, make messes, and meet new friends… with extra hands to help you! Now imagine time for you to sit down, relax, and discuss the unique challenges you face as parents of multiples.

Pop-In & Play

0-5 yrs.

Pop-In & Play provides a good way for families to check out ECFE. It’s a great option for those whose schedules don’t allow a weekly commitment or families who would like to add another fun day of class. Parent/child activities, circle time and gym time are always part of the plan! No registration required but payment is available online.