Early Childhood
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About Early Childhood

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) classes are a unique parent-child education program. Weekly classes have three parts:

1) LEARNING TOGETHER - During the first half-hour of class, choose from many planned activities designed just for you and your child in the early childhood classroom. Learn new ideas for activities to do at home.

2) PURPOSEFUL PLAY FOR CHILDREN - The remaining portion of class is designed for children to learn through play with their peers. All children benefit from the guidance of a licensed early childhood teacher and experienced educational assistant. The goal is to help children develop a healthy self-concept and a love for learning.

3) CONNECTING WITH OTHERS - While children are learning with their teachers, parents join together in an informal group setting for a discussion led by a licensed parent educator. The group discusses current family topics; they share ideas, learn more about their child's development and benefit from feeling connected to other parents.

For more information about ECFE, call the Early Childhood Office at 952.491.8048.

Featured Courses

  • Early Childhood Screening August 14, 2018

    EARLY CHILDHOOD SCREENINGScreening is recommended for all children when they reach age three and is a state requirement for kindergarten entrance.  If your child will be entering kindergarten fall of 2017 and has not been screened, please make an appointment.  This free screening includes a review of immunizations, vision, hearing, growth and development which is then summarized with parents.  (For questions about children under age three, call 952.933.GROW)  For additional questions, contact the Early Childhood office at 952.491.8048.Sign up on-line at www.westonkace.org (see instructions below) or call the Early Childhood office at 952.491.8048.August 14:  Session #9501 _ 18S                      August 17:  Session #9502 _ 18SHow to make your choice for a screening appointment online:  Combine the session number (above) with a letter/time (below).  (example #9501B18S is for August 14 at 9:00 a.m.).B. 9:00 am     C. 9:20 am     D. 9:40 am     E. 10:00 am     F. 10:20 am     G. 10:40 am     H. 11:00 am     I. 11:20 am     J. 12:40 pm     K. 1:00 pm     L. 1:20 pm  M. 1:40 pm     N. 2:00 pm     O. 2:20 pm     P. 2:40 pm     Q. 3:00 pm  
  • Early Childhood Screening August 16, 2018

    EARLY CHILDHOOD SCREENINGScreening is recommended for all children when they reach age three and is a state requirement for kindergarten entrance.  If your child will be entering kindergarten fall of 2018 and has not been screened, please make an appointment.  This free screening includes a review of immunizations, vision, hearing, growth and development which is then summarized with parents.  (For questions about children under age three, call 952.933.GROW)  For additional questions, contact the Early Childhood office at 952.491.8048.Sign up online at www.westonkace.org (see instructions below) or call the Early Childhood office at 952.491.8048.August 14:  Session #9501 _ 18S                      August 16:  Session #9502 _ 18SHow to make your choice for a screening appointment online:  Combine the session number (above) with a letter/time (below).  (example #9501B18S is for August 14 at 9:00 a.m.).B. 9:00 am     C. 9:20 am     D. 9:40 am     E. 10:00 am     F. 10:20 am    G. 10:40 am     H. 11:00 am     I. 11:20 am     J. 12:40 pm     K. 1:00 pm     L. 1:20 pm  M. 1:40 pm     N. 2:00 pm     O. 2:20 pm     P. 2:40 pm     Q. 3:00 pm