Child with Parent

Weekly Classes for Parents of 2 - 5 Year Olds

Each class includes:
• Parent–Child Time—Parents and children explore age-appropriate activities designed to enhance learning. Parents gain new ideas for things to do together at home with their children. This time includes a group “Circle Time” of songs and games.
• Parent Education—Licensed parent educators provide resources and guide group discussions about child development, parenting techniques, and current issues concerning today’s families.
• Children's Classroom—During parent discussion, children play and learn in a stimulating and caring environment with licensed early childhood teachers. They enjoy music, stories, group games, and creative play as they interact with other children their age.                     Ages of September 1, 2022                                                                                                                                                                                   

Sibling Care—Quality childcare is available to provide a safe, caring and fun atmosphere for siblings not enrolled in daytime classes.

 

Discovery Time (click here to register)  2 years

 

Nature Play (STEAM) (click here to register)  2 - 5 years

This class utilizes our newly updated outdoor classroom and our indoor ECFE classroom. Children will learn, explore and engage with nature and science through a variety of activities and settings. As the weather gets colder, we will move inside and focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) exploration and bringing nature indoors. Parent Time will focus on children’s learning and development as it relates to our natural world and all of the ways we can support growth. Your child can bring a nut free lunch or snack from home to eat during the end of class

Coming Back for More (click here to register) 2 - 5 years 

Are you returning to ECFE as a second, third or fourth-time parent? This class is designed for parents with multiple-age children. Enjoy classroom time with your 2 to 5 year-old child along with a parent discussion time. Topics will focus on information and support to parent all of your children.  


2-Hour Class Fee:

Income Fee
Under $35,000 Waived
$35,000 to $49,999 $78
$50,000 to $74,999 $108
$75,000 to $99,999 $163
$100,000 and above $208

Sibling Care $65 for income levels 2-3 and $91 for income levels 4-5.

 

ECFE Bridge to Preschool (click here to register)  29 months-4 years
A unique blend of parent-child time and peer group interaction offering an introductory preschool experience. Families registered for fall session will be given priority registration for winter/spring session. We are offering two sessions, Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday.

Monday/Tuesday is Parent-Child Day: On this day parents must attend with their child. The first hour is an opportunity for play, modeling social interactions, and participating in your child’s learning. The second hour we separate for a fun, educational parent discussion around supporting development. Sibling care is available for this day each week.

Wednesday/Thursday is Child-Only Day: The second day each week is a drop off day where your child will interact with peers, led by a licensed early childhood teacher and an assistant. An introduction to basic skills, along with music, a story and gym/outdoor time are included each day. Children will follow a typical preschool schedule and learn basic routines and expectations in preparation for preschool. Children working towards toilet training are welcomed to attend. Parents must send a nut free bag lunch to eat during the Monday/Wednesday class. The Tuesday/Thursday class will need to bring a nut free snack.

Child must be 29 months by September 1, 2022. Fall class fees are payable in two equal payments. ECFE Room 108.

Fall 2022 Payment 1 class fee due at registration.  Payment 2 class fee will be processed on Oct. 24.

2 days a week Fall 2022 Session (2 payments)

Income Fee
Under $35,000 Waived
$35,000 to $49,999 $72
$50,000 to $74,999 $104
$75,000 to $99,999 $147
$100,000 and above $189

Sibling Care $32 for income levels 2-3 and $46 for income levels 4-5.

 

Winter/Spring 2023 Payment 1 class fee due at registration.  Payment 2 class fee will be processed in March 2023

2 days a week Winter/Spring 2023 Session (2 payments)

Income Fee
Under $35,000 Waived
$35,000 to $49,999 $88
$50,000 to $74,999 $128
$75,000 to $99,999 $180
$100,000 and above $232

Sibling Care $40 for income levels 2-3 and $56 for income levels 4-5.

 


Mixed age Pop-in and Play (register here) 1-5 years

If you are not quite ready for the commitment of a class or would just like something extra during the week, come join us at Pop-in and Play! This will be self-guided exploration and play with an ECFE teacher present for conversation and answering questions. Come at the beginning and stay until the end or pop-in and out when it’s convenient for you. Sensory and art experiences will vary each week. Parents and children can make social connections in a casual, fun setting. No pre-registration is necessary. ECFE Room 108

$5.00/child/class (children under 1 year are free)