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FAMILY CENTER

5701 Normandale Road | Edina, MN 55424 Call (952) 848-3908 or email edinafamctr@edinaschools.org


beyond ecfe – school age parenting Set some time aside once each month to learn new parenting skills, replenish your toolkit, and build your confidence as a parent. Engage with leading-edge, research-based information and strategies to promote healthy and age-appropriate child development. Each session includes guided discussion time, which allows you to share your joys and concerns, your challenges and experiences—and benefit from group wisdom.

Look for these upcoming classes in the Fall 2016 Adult Learning for Life Catalog! Parenting Your Kindergartner Friendships at school, setting limits, and positive discipline are concerns common to this age and stage. Topics are flexible and reflect the interest of the group.

Parenting Your 1st and 2nd Grader Emotional coaching, independence, media, chores and allowance are concerns common to this age and stage. Topics are flexible and reflect the interest of the group.

Parenting Your 3rd through 5th Grader Cliques and bullies, puberty, optimism and resilience, and making good choices are concerns common to this age and stage. Topics are flexible and reflect the interest of the group.

Parenting Your 6th and 7th Grader Friendships and social dynamics, balancing homework and activities, puberty, adolescent brain development, discipline and back talk, technology and social media are concerns common to this age and stage. Topics are flexible and reflect the interest of the group.

Parenting Your 8th & 9th Grader Adolescent brain development, budding romance, emerging independence, parties and dances, technology and social networking are concerns common to this age and stage. Topics are flexible and reflect the interest of the group.

Parenting Your High Schooler Friendships and social dynamics, money management, drugs and alcohol are concerns common to this age and stage. Topics are flexible and reflect the interest of the group. Please Note: Sibling Care is available for these classes. See page 5 for more information.

Individual Parent Education Do you have questions you think are best addressed individually? You’re not alone, and nothing will surprise us! Schedule some one-onone time with a licensed parent educator. We’re available with flexible schedules to provide research, information, advice and support on topics including: • Child/adolescent development • Discipline • Communication skills • Nurturing self-esteem • Tantrums • Eating, sleeping or toilet training • Sibling issues • Curfews • Parent/child relationships • School readiness • Any other parenting concerns A sliding fee scale is available, determined by income. Visit and register at edinaschools.org/familycenter for more information or call (952) 848-3908.


EDINA COMMUNITY Education

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Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) is based on the idea that the family provides a child’s first and most significant learning environment and parents are a child’s first and most important teachers. ECFE works to strengthen families. ECFE’s goal is to enhance the ability of all parents and other family members to provide the best possible environment for their

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child’s learning and growth.

Welcome To 2016-2017.................................................................2 What is ECFE?................................................................................3 Guaranteed Affordable...............................................................5 Babies & Toddlers (Non-Separating)........................................... 6

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Babies & Toddlers (Separating)................................................... 8 Two Year Olds with Parenting....................................................10 3-5-Year Olds with Parenting......................................................11 Book Study...................................................................................12 Parent Only..................................................................................13 How To Register...........................................................................14 Early Childhood Screening........................................................16 2016-2017 School Year Calendar.............................................. 17 Play Time......................................................................................18 Family Events...............................................................................19 Edina Resource Center Information......................................... 20 Immunization Form......................................................................21

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FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT Welcome to the Edina Family Center, Continuous learning is one of the educational competencies that Edina Public Schools believes is critical for our students’ success in school, career and life. By participating in early childhood parent education you are demonstrating your belief in continuous learning, as well as your commitment to your child’s education. We are happy to partner with you and your growing family along the way. Our experienced early childhood staff looks forward to supporting you with resources, ideas and helping you develop parenting skills to promote a healthy family and home environment. Our district, too, is growing and changing. Renovations and construction at all of our learning sites will begin soon. In addition, enhancements to educational programming are being developed. These changes will advance our strategic plan which is focused on our mission to ensure that all learners have access to learning experiences that allow them to realize their potential and achieve their dreams. Watch for information as these changes progress. You are just beginning your academic journey with your young learner and we are excited you are here. We look forward to a long relationship with you as your child grows and advances through Edina Public Schools. Regards,

Ric Dressen Superintendent

FROM THE FAMILY CENTER COORDINATOR Early childhood is a crucial time of development for our youngest learners. The Edina Family Center staff are excited to offer you program options to help meet the needs of your family. Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) classes are designed to strengthen families and support children’s healthy growth and development, while meeting your adult needs for support, education and a sense of belonging while you are on your parenting journey. These are exciting times in the world of Early Education and we look forward to a long and rewarding partnership with you. Learn, connect, belong: we are here for you. Welcome to the Edina Family Center! Best Wishes, Laurie Denn Edina Family Center Coordinator

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EDINA COMMUNITY Education


Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) is for families with children birth through Pre-kindergarten who want to lay a healthy foundation for lifelong learning while getting children ready for kindergarten.

WHAT’S INSIDE? Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) classes are designed to strengthen families and support children’s healthy growth and development. We provide education, classes, and support for families with children from birth through pre-kindergarten. Our licensed teachers work to support parenting skills and parental confidence and help young children develop their physical, emotional, language, cognitive and social potential. From full-year and short term classes to playtime and special events, ECFE programs: • Provide expert coaches to help guide your parenting decisions and practices. • Offer shared parenting/caregiver experiences that will foster new family friendships and relationships. • Support your child’s healthy development through engaging activities. • Give families a chance to step away from the rapid pace of today’s world and ease the stress families face.

A TYPICAL ECFE CLASS INCLUDES

• Parent Child Activity Time: You and your child together enjoy a classroom filled with developmentally appropriate play and learning activities. • Parent Discussion: You’ll meet with other parents and a licensed parent educator to share experiences and information about child development and parenting techniques. • Children’s Activity Time: While you are in parent discussion (in separating classes), children learn and play with licensed early childhood teachers. Children practice social skills and will enjoy music, art, stories, dramatic play and creative movement.

EVERY CLASS INCLUDES • Activities where parents and children learn together. • Time for children to learn and interact with one another. • Parent education time with a licensed parent educator. Tuition for most classes is based on a sliding fee scale with payment plans and fee assistance available upon request. Most classes offer child care for siblings six weeks through 5 years of age who are not enrolled in a class.

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BABY & ME SAMPLER CLASS NEWBORNS – 9 MONTHS Parents with young babies, this free introduction to ECFE is for you! We know about the importance of getting off to a strong start with your baby and our line-up of workshops and classes offers a great way to strengthen the bond with your child. Meet other new parents and learn about infant growth and change. This class is for newborn to 9 month old babies and their significant care giver.

FREE!

REGISTRATION REQUIRED Classes are held at the Edina Community Center 5701 Normandale Road Edina, MN 55424 Room 170A | 1:00-2:00

Visit our website for more information and to register online: www.edinacommunityed.org and click on “Early Education.”

Choose a Date: September 12 October 10 November 14 December 12 January 9 February 13 March 13 April 17 May 8

FALL OPEN HOUSE MEET YOUR TEACHERS AND EXPLORE YOUR CLASSROOM! THIS OPEN HOUSE IS OPEN TO ALL REGISTERED FAMILY CENTER FAMILIES FOR THE 2016/17 SCHOOL YEAR

LOOK FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM US IN THE COMING MONTHS CONCERNING DATE/TIME

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Fees for ECFE classes are on a sliding fee scale according to family income. No one will be turned away because of inability to pay for an ECFE class. Please use the scale below as your guideline, you will have the opportunity to insert your selection when registering online for your ECFE class.

SLIDING FEE SCALE FOR THE 2016-17 SCHOOL YEAR GROSS ANNUAL INCOME

PERCENTAGE PAID OF CLASS FEE

$100,000+

100%

$80,000-$99,999

90%

$60,000-$79,999

75%

$40,000-$59,999

40%

$26,000-$39,999

10%

Under $25,000

0%

When attending an ECFE parenting class, you may need care for your other child(ren), that’s where Sibling Care can help. Care begins 15 minutes prior to the start of class and ends 15 minutes after your ECFE class. We take children as early as 6 weeks old. Register for sibling care at the same time you are registering for an ECFE class. If you are due to have a baby during the school year and will need sibling care, please let us know the date you anticipate needing care. Infants are welcome in parenting class until 4 months of age. Your child will spend time in age appropriate activities under the supervision of our highly trained, dedicated childcare staff.

SIBLING CARE FOR ECFE AGE

FEE

Infant (6 weeks-15 months)

50% of ECFE Class Tuition

Toddler (16-32 months)

50% of ECFE Class Tuition

Preschool (33 months-Kindergarten)

50% of ECFE Class Tuition

ECFE Monthly Classes

$11.00/month

Please Note: You pay 50% of your tuition for sibling care during ECFE classes. Example: 0006-1 Class Fee Resident $206/semester. Sibcare fee is $103/semester. Non Res class fee $266/semester. Sibcare fee $133/semester www.edinaschools.org/communityed | 5


BABY & ME Having a baby can mean major adjustments in every area of your life. Physical, social, mental, financial and emotional changes often occur. This relaxing class is designed to be educational, yet allow you to slow down long enough to have some focused, uninterrupted time to enjoy your infant. You will also meet other parents, sharing questions on sleep, schedules, feeding and development. The age of your child as of September 1, 2016 determines your class eligibility for the entire school year. No exceptions.

BIRTH – 6 MONTHS (NON-SEPARATING) DAY

TIME

ROOM

START DATE

END DATE

COURSE NUMBER

PRICE

PRICE

(RESIDENT)

(NON-RESIDENT)

Mon

11:00-12:30

Room 170A

9/12/16

5/22/17

#0006-1

$206/sem

$266/sem

Thu

1:00 – 2:30

Room 170A

9/1/16

6/1/17

#0006-2

$232/sem

$300/sem

Fri

11:15-12:45

Room 170A

12/9/16

6/2/17

#0006-3

$139/sem

$180/sem

1:00-2:30

Room 170A

3/8/17

5/31/17

#0006-4

$86

$111

! Wed

NEW

Please Note: Sibling care is offered for these classes. See page 5 for additional information.

Learn about your baby’s growth and development and what the new brain research has to say about a baby’s important first experiences. A licensed parent educator will facilitate a discussion and provide current information while you are playing with your baby. Join us to share your concerns, ideas, and experiences in a supportive environment.

SATURDAYS!

BIRTH – 12 MONTHS (NON-SEPARATING)

DAY

TIME

ROOM

START DATE

END DATE

COURSE NUMBER

PRICE

PRICE

(RESIDENT)

(NON-RESIDENT)

Sat

10:45-11:45

Room 170A

9/3/16

10/18/16

#S012-1

$75

$90

Sat

10:45-11:45

Room 170A

11/5/16

12/10/16

#S012-2

$75

$90

Sat

10:45-11:45

Room 170A

1/14/17

2/25/17

#S012-3

$75

$90

Sat

10:45-11:45

Room 170A

4/15/17

5/20/17

#S012-4

$75

$90

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EVENINGS!

BIRTH – 12 MONTHS (NON-SEPARATING)

DAY

TIME

ROOM

START DATE

END DATE

COURSE NUMBER

PRICE

PRICE

(RESIDENT)

(NON-RESIDENT)

Mon

5:30-6:30

Room 170A

9/12/16

10/17/16

#E012-1

$75

$90

Mon

5:30-6:30

Room 170A

11/7/16

12/12/16

#E012-2

$75

$90

Mon

5:30-6:30

Room 170A

2/6/17

3/20/17

#E012-3

$75

$90

Mon

5:30-6:30

Room 170A

4/3/17

5/15/17

#E012-4

$75

$90

Please Note: Sibling care is not offered for these classes.

TODDLER TOGETHERNESS This class suits parents and toddlers who want to play and stay together in the same room while the parent discussion takes place—a good way to practice separation with you nearby. We’ll talk about your choice of topics which may include separation anxiety, development, limit setting or other relevant topics. Learn about your toddler’s growth and development and what the new brain research has to say about a toddler’s first experiences. Fun activities such as playdough, paints, sand, water, dress up, music and stories will offer your toddler lots of fun experiences while you are talking with other parents.

10 – 24 MONTHS (NON-SEPARATING) TIME

ROOM

START DATE

END DATE

COURSE NUMBER

PRICE

PRICE

(RESIDENT)

(NON-RESIDENT)

! Tue

11:00-12:30

Room 122

8/30/16

5/30/17

#1024-1

$265/sem

$332/sem

Thu

11:00-12:30

Room 122

9/1/16

6/1/17

#1024-2

$265/sem

$332/sem

DAY NEW

Please Note: Sibling care is offered for these classes. See page 5 for additional information.

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BUSY BABIES Separating from mommy can be very scary! Just ask any 7-11 month old. Our teachers understand that very well and they strive to make the time away from mommy as easy and gentle as possible. Through play, singing, reading books and one on one time, your baby will learn to trust the teachers, have fun with other babies, explore a safe-clean classroom, and most importantly….that mommy always comes back!

7-11 MONTHS (SEPARATING) DAY

TIME

ROOM

START DATE

END DATE

COURSE NUMBER

PRICE

PRICE

(RESIDENT)

(NON-RESIDENT)

Tue

9:00-10:30

Room 170A

8/30/16

5/30/17

#0711-1

$273/sem

$341/sem

Wed

9:00-10:30

Room 170A

8/31/16

5/31/17

#0711-2

$281/sem

$352/sem

9:00-10:30

Room 170A

9/1/16

6/1/17

#0711-3

$273/sem

$341/sem

! Thu

NEW

Please Note: Sibling care is offered for these classes. See page 5 for additional information.

TODDLIN’ TYKES Toddlers thrive with consistent, predictable routines. They flourish in an environment that supports and raises their need to climb, jump, giggle and make messes! Come and be a part of this amazing early childhood classroom that promises all this and more. A classroom full of loving teachers, developmentally-appropriate activities, sensory-filled art activities and many toddlers to play with. Your toddler will delight in songs, fun story times, and puppet shows all the while learning social skills by taking turns, exploring together and interacting with other little people who are just like them.

12-17 MONTHS (SEPARATING) DAY

TIME

ROOM

START DATE

END DATE

COURSE NUMBER

PRICE

PRICE

(RESIDENT)

(NON-RESIDENT)

Mon

9:00-10:30

Room 170A

9/12/16

5/22/17

#1217-1

$242/sem

$303/sem

Tues

11:00-12:30

Room 170A

8/30/16

5/30/17

#1217-2

$265/sem

$332/sem

Wed

11:00-12:30

Room 170A

8/31/16

5/31/17

#1217-3

$273/sem

$341/sem

Thurs

11:00-12:30

Room 170A

9/1/16

6/1/17

#1217-4

$265/sem

$332/sem

Fri

9:15-10:45

Room 170A

9/2/16

6/2/17

#1217-5

$250/sem

$312/sem

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SATURDAYS!

12-36 MONTHS (SEPARATING)

DAY

TIME

ROOM

START DATE

END DATE

COURSE NUMBER

PRICE

PRICE

(RESIDENT)

(NON-RESIDENT)

Sat

9:00-10:30

Room 170A

9/3/16

10/8/16

#S1236-1

$103

$127

Sat

9:00-10:30

Room 170A

11/5/16

12/17/16

#S1236-2

$103

$127

Sat

9:00-10:30

Room 170A

1/14/17

2/25/17

#S1236-3

$103

$127

Sat

9:00-10:30

Room 170A

4/15/17

5/20/17

#S1236-4

$103

$127

Please Note: Sibling care is not offered for the above classes.

TENDER TOTS Enjoy time with your toddler exploring the classroom, singing songs, enjoying art activities, reading books and playing to learn. Parents separate for a portion of the class into another classroom with a licensed parent educator to discuss their child’s social, emotional and physical development while the children play with their teachers and classmates.

18-23 MONTHS (SEPARATING) DAY

TIME

ROOM

START DATE

END DATE

COURSE NUMBER

PRICE

PRICE

(RESIDENT)

(NON-RESIDENT)

Mon

9:15-10:45

Room 122

9/12/16

5/22/17

#1823-1

$242/sem

$303/sem

Mon

11:15-12:45

Room 122

9/12/16

5/22/17

#1823-2

$242/sem

$303/sem

! Tue

9:15-10:45

Room 122

8/30/16

5/30/17

#1823-3

$273/sem

$341/sem

Wed

9:30-11:00

Room 122

8/31/16

5/31/17

#1823-4

$281/sem

$352/sem

Thurs

9:15-10:45

Room 122

9/1/16

6/1/17

#1823-5

$273/sem

$341/sem

Fri

9:30-11:00

Room 122

9/2/16

6/2/17

#1823-6

$250/sem

$312/sem

NEW

Please Note: Sibling care is offered for these classes. See page 5 for additional information.

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2 YEAR OLDS PLAY PALS Twos are growing up at high speed, so they require guidance and limits as they set out to try everything in sight. Our classrooms are set up to allow children to engage all of their senses as they sing, dance, create, build, problem solve, communicate and socialize. Children gain confidence, trust, and independence as their parents separate for a facilitator led parenting time which focuses on parent generated topics including eating, toilet learning, separation anxiety, and language development as well as other relevant topics.

►►► WATCH FOR A FLYER LATER THIS SPRING OR EARLY SUMMER REGARDING FUTURE 2 DAY 2’S CLASSES!

Must be 2 years old by 9/1/16. No exceptions.

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Each class provides ample opportunities for your child to develop social and problem solving skills while also enjoying uninterrupted high quality play and learning time together. Leave with new ideas and activities that reinforce the weekly classroom activities and parent education.

2-YEAR OLDS WITH PARENTING DAY

TIME

ROOM

START DATE

END DATE

COURSE NUMBER

PRICE

PRICE

(RESIDENT)

(NON-RESIDENT)

Mon

9:00-11:00

Room 170B

9/12/16

5/22/17

#0002-4

$322/sem

$404/sem

Mon

11:30-1:30

Room 170B

9/12/16

5/22/17

#0002-5

$322/sem

$404/sem

Mon

3:30-5:30

Room 170B

9/12/16

5/22/17

#0002-6

$322/sem

$404/sem

NEW

!

Tue

9:00-11:00

Room 170B

8/30/16

5/30/17

#0002-7

$383/sem

$473/sem

NEW

!

Tue

11:30-1:30

Room 170B

8/30/16

5/30/17

#0002-8

$371/sem

$460/sem

!

Thu

9:00-11:00

Room 170B

9/1/16

6/1/17

#0002-9

$383/sem

$473/sem

11:30-1:30 Room 170B 9/1/16 6/1/17 #0002-10 $371/sem ! Thu NEW Please Note: Sibling care is available for these classes. See page 5 for additional information.

$460/sem

NEW

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3-5 YEAR OLDS WITH PARENTING This ECFE class specially focuses on ages 3, 4 and 5. Children’s activities are designed to encourage personal, social, and physical development, prereading, pre-writing skills and language development. The parent group and a licensed parent educator will focus on relevant and engaging topics to discuss such as self-esteem, limit setting, discipline and friendships. Must be 3 years old by 9/1/16. No exceptions.

3-5 YEAR OLDS WITH PARENTING DAY

TIME

ROOM

START DATE

END DATE

COURSE NUMBER

PRICE

PRICE

(RESIDENT)

(NON-RESIDENT)

Thu

9:30-11:30

Room 101

9/1/16

6/1/17

#0035-1

$383/sem

$473/sem

Fri

9:30-11:30

Room 135

9/2/16

6/2/17

#0035-2

$350/sem

$433/sem

Please Note: Sibling care is available for these classes. See page 5 for additional information.

One-to-One Visits One-to-one visits are offered with no fee to support all expectant families and families with children up to two years old. • One-to-one visits with a caring, knowledgeable MN licensed parent educator. • Current information on parenting, infant development, and community resources. • Opportunities to connect with other families with newborns in the area. • A Welcome New Baby gift and more . . . One-to-one visits are offered through a partnership with Helping Us Grow (HUG). For more information or to arrange a visit, please call 952-848-3908 or visit www.edinaschools.org/familycenter

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Join one or both of our 12 week Book Study classes with your child to explore parenting skills and to discuss the book assigned to each class! Parents separate for a portion of the class into another classroom with a licensed parent educator to discuss the book, while children remain in the child’s classroom to play with their teachers and classmates. See below for selected book titles per class. Your book is included in the price of each class and will be distributed on your first day.

BOOK STUDY: EASY TO LOVE, DIFFICULT TO DISCIPLINE Based on the book: Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline: The 7 Basic Skills for Turning Conflicts into Cooperation by Becky A. Bailey, this 12 session class will focuses on how you love your children, but if you’re like most parents, you don’t always love their behavior. We’ll address questions such as how you can guide them without resorting to less than optimal behavior yourself and more. Dr. Becky Bailey’s unusual and powerful approach to parenting has made thousands of families happier and healthier.

BIRTH-PRE K (SEPARATING) DAY

TIME

ROOM

START DATE

END DATE

COURSE NUMBER

PRICE

PRICE

(RESIDENT)

(NON-RESIDENT)

Tue

9:30-11:30

Kids: Room 101 Parents: Room 165

9/6/16

11/22/16

#0BPK-1

$137

$162

BOOK STUDY: SCREAM FREE PARENTING Based on the book: Scream Free Parenting by Hal Runkel we’ll learn a new approach to parenting that emphasizes staying calm over this 12 session course. We will learn strategies to defuse highly emotional reactions to our children’s behavior. By avoiding anger and monitoring our reactions, we can more effectively handle behavior situations.

BIRTH-PRE K (SEPARATING) DAY

TIME

ROOM

START DATE

END DATE

COURSE NUMBER

PRICE

PRICE

(RESIDENT)

(NON-RESIDENT)

Tue

9:30-11:30

Kids: Room 101 Parents: Room 165

1/10/17

4/11/17

#0BPK-2

$137

$162

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CURRENT TOPICS IN PARENTING Parents read parenting related essays, articles or stories that go beyond the basics and promote lively discussion, critical analysis, and community building and sharing many points of view. This class meets weekly for 8 sessions. Fall and spring classes offered.

PARENT CLASS ONLY DAY ! Mon

NEW

TIME

ROOM

START DATE

END DATE

COURSE NUMBER

PRICE

PRICE

(RESIDENT)

(NON-RESIDENT)

10:00-11:30

Room 165

9/12/16

10/31/16

#CTP-01

$125

$156

5/8/17

#CTP-02

$125

$156

10:00-11:30 Room 165 3/6/17 ! Mon NEW Please Note: No classes March 27 or April 10.

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ISD 273 RESIDENTS Online registration for Edina Family Center ECFE classes begins on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 8:00 AM for residents who live within the Edina Public School district boundaries.

NON-DISTRICT RESIDENTS Online registration for non-district residents begins on Friday, April 15, 2016 at 8:00 AM. Not sure if you’re an Edina Public Schools resident? Check www.pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us. to input your street address and find out!

BIRTH DATE GUIDELINES Select your classes based on your child’s age as of September 1, 2016, (following district kindergarten age requirements).

REGISTRATION FOR RESIDENTS AND NON RESIDENTS Registration continues until classes are full. After September 1st, we require a 2 week notice prior to your start date for staffing purposes.

SIBLING CARE Is offered during ECFE parent/child classes for an additional fee. See page 5 for more information.

TO BEGIN YOUR REGISTRATION PLEASE FOLLOW THESE EASY STEPS • Please visit www.edina.thatscommunityed.com • Click on “Sign Up.” • Fill in your personal information. • After this step you will be able to add family members which creates your family profile. • You will now be ready to register online. • Hover over “browse all programs.” • Select ECFE. • Click on ECFE classes and select classes based on your child’s age as of September 1, 2016. • Make your class selection. • You will receive an email with class confirmation or notification that you have been placed on a waiting list. 14 | ECFE 2016-2017


BILLING • Your credit card on file will be charged upon registration for the 1st semester fee plus a non-refundable $25.00 registration fee. Your 2nd semester fee will be charged to your card on file on January 19, 2017. • For financial assistance, see sliding fee scale on page 5. • Late pick-up fee is $1.00 per minute that you arrive after class has ended.

CANCELLATION & REFUNDS • No refunds are given for emergency or weather closings or for days missed due to illness or vacation. • We reserve the right to cancel a class or child care due to low enrollment and a full refund will be given. • Cancellations must be received in writing or by email to edinafamctr@edinaschools.org. You will be refunded for classes you are unable to attend after your cancellation date. • There is a $25 cancellatioin fee.

ENROLLMENT LIMITS AND WAITING LIST POLICY Due to limited space, families may only register for one daytime class with parent education and one preschool section per child. There is no limit on special topics, events or classes less than 12 weeks. The Edina Family Center strives to accommodate each family’s preference

EXPECTING A CHILD? If you are expecting a child who you are intending to enroll in a class or sibling care, please indicate that on the registration page so that we can make accommodations for them when they arrive.

IMMUNIZATION LAW All students in the state of Minnesota must have immunizations up-to-date and schools must have a child’s immunization record when the child begins school. See page 21 and 22 for more information.

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Early Childhood Developmental Screening is a check of a child’s development, vision and hearing, growth, health history and immunizations. Screening takes approximately one hour, and a parent or legal guardian stays with the child during the screening process. Screening takes place at the Edina Community Center and is FREE. Early Childhood Developmental screening helps a school district identify children who may benefit from district and community resources available to help in their development. Screening includes a vision screening that helps detect potential eye problems but is not a substitute for a comprehensive eye exam. Screening is recommended when a child is 3-1/2 to 4 years old, but must be completed before starting kindergarten in a Minnesota public school. At the conclusion of the screening, the parent/legal guardian will be given a summary of the screening results and have the opportunity to discuss concerns they may have about their child’s development or circumstances that could affect their child’s learning. Information regarding early childhood programs and other resources will be available. The screening summary will become a part of the child’s school record.Parents accompany their child through the approximate hour-long process. After the screening activities, the screener shares information on a child’s growth, development, and learning. The State of Minnesota recommends an interpreter be used for the parents or child if English is not the primary language spoken at home. Using the home 16 | ECFE 2016-2017

language during screening can provide a better picture of a child’s development. Interpreter services are provided at no cost to the family. A parent or legal guardian should accompany your child to the screening. If you must send a relative or childcare provider in your place, please note this on your Appointment Request Form as special arrangements will need to be made to obtain your permission and signature on required documents.

SCREENING IS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

To schedule a screening appointment for your child:  • Please complete the form and submit electronically • Or print the form and mail/fax to us  An email message confirming your appointment will be sent to you within two school days.

CONTACT US Edina Public Schools Early Childhood Developmental Screening 5701 Normandale Road Edina, MN 55424 952-848-4299 952-848-4239 (fax) Jana.Dengel@edinaschools.org


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SCHOOL/DISTRICT EVENTS

Please visit www.edinaschools.org/calendar for details and a complete list of events.

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New Teacher Workshop Building Inservice District Inservice Staff Workshop First Day of School (Gr. 1-12) First Day of School (ECSE, EFC, K)

SEPTEMBER 2016 5 30

Conference Comp Day/ Alt Schedule (no students)

Labor Day (Building Closed) Early Release

OCTOBER 2016 20-21

Education MN Conv. (No Students)

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Conf. Comp Day (No Students) Thanksgiving Break (Building Closed)

DECEMBER 2016 7 26-30 26-27 30

Early Release Winter Break (No Students) District Holiday (Building Closed) District Holiday (Building Closed)

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Winter Break (No Students) Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (No Students) Teacher Data Day (No Students)

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President’s Day (No Students) District Inservice (No Students)

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Building Inservice/Conferences* (No Students) Early Release Conf. Comp Day (No Students) Spring Break (No Students)

EDINA COMMUNITY Education

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CITY GYM TIME Join your friends at the Edina Community Center City Gym. Gym time is interactive time with your children. This facility will give you and your preschoolers a chance to dance, run, wiggle and play. The Edina Family Center provides the environment and age appropriate equipment, and you provide the nut free snacks and supervision. WHEN: Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. October – March WHERE: City Gym. Park in the South lot and enter Door #8 HOW MUCH: $3.00 per child or $5.00 per family, per visit. Pay at the door

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED!

BIRTH – 17 MO. PARENT CHILD PLAY TIME Stop in and join other babies and their care givers in a classroom geared just for babies! WHEN: Tuesday afternoons 1:00-2:30 p.m. WHERE: Room 170A. Park in the East lot and enter door #4 How Much: $3.00 per child or $5.00 per family. Pay at the door *Birth to 17 months only please* Please note: Sibling care is not offered for this class

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED!

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WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY FAMILY EVENTS FOR CHILDREN BIRTH – PRE-K & THEIR FAMILIES We love to celebrate the changing seasons in our world! Join us for these events with seasonal activities for families. Preregistration is required. Cost is $9 per child, per event.

OCTOBER - WHAT ‘S INSIDE A PUMPKIN? Let’s carve a pumpkin! What will we find inside? We will paint a pumpkin and craft with some fun materials, play pumpkin games, and save time to decorate our own pumpkin cookie for snack time. OCTOBER 12 | 1:30-3:00 ROOM 122 | $9.00 | #FAM-1OCT

DECEMBER – GINGERBREAD HOUSES We will build the house and save the best part for you – the decorating! There will be frosting, sprinkles, candies and more to decorate your gingerbread house. We will have games to play and read a fun story about a gingerbread boy at our circle time too! DECEMBER 14 | 1:30-3:00 ROOM 122 | $9.00 | #FAM-2DEC

FEBRUARY – THE PIZZA PARLOR Welcome to the pizza parlor! We’ll explore learning through pizza activities and create our own pizza snacks. FEBRUARY 8 | 1:30-3:00 ROOM 122 | $9.00 | #FAM-3FEB

APRIL - RAINDROPS AND UMBRELLAS Drip, drip, raindrop! You can make beautiful raindrops today with glue and paint. Try jumping over our pretend mud puddles and play with water in the sensory table. Join us for a game of umbrella up and umbrella down on our drip, drip raindrop kind of day. APRIL 12 | 1:30-3:00 ROOM 122 | $9.00 | #FAM-4APR

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The Edina Resource Center is a free and confidential service for residents and/or employees of the city of Edina. We are here to help you access and understand the services available to you. Our staff can answer questions from the need for food, clothing and shelter, to tax preperation, moving an older loved one to a nursing home and more. Please refer below to some of our commonly used resources for more information.

CHILD CARE AND EDUCATION • Think Small – Minnesota’s largest resource & referral agency providing parents with information to help find & choose child care. 651-641-0332 or www.thinksmall.org • Parent Aware - Parent Aware gives you the tools and information to find the best quality child care and early education for your child. 1-888-291-9811 or http://parentaware.org/ • Edina Public Schools Student Enrollment Center – Register to get into the EPS Census to receive kindergarten enrollment mailings. 952-848-4585 or www.edinaschools.org • Edina Public Schools Early Childhood Developmental Screening – Screening recommended when a child is 3 ½ - 4. Must be completed before starting kindergarten. 952-848-4299 • Metro South Adult Basic Education – ESL classes for adult learners. 952-681-6170 or www.metrosouth.org • Edina Library & Southdale Library – Baby & family storytimes. www.hclib.org • Edina Community Education – Enrichment classes for birth-99, facility rental and volunteer opportunities. 952-848-3952 or www.edinacommunityed.org

CITY INFORMATION • Edina City Hall – Police, fire, government, parks/recreation and events. 952-927-8861 or www.edinamn.gov • Edinborough Park – Adventure Peak Indoor play park. 952-833-9540

FINANCIAL SUPPORT • Hennepin County Front Door/Human Services – Provides comprehensive mental health, chemical health and protection services. 612-348-4111 • CAPSH (Community Action Partnership for Suburban Hennepin) – Energy Assistance. 952-933-9639 • VEAP (Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People) – Emergency Service Provider& food shelf. 952-888-9616 • Bloomington Public Health – Low-cost immunizations clinics. 952-563-8900 • Minnesota Housing Link - Affordable housing resources and information. 612-522-2500

TRANSPORTATION • Transit Link - Curb-to-curb minibus service available for the general public where regular route transit routes service is not available. 651-602-5465

For more information on how the Edina Resource Center can serve you, please visit www.edinaresourcecenter.com or call 952-848-3936.


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Early Childhood Family Education Catalog for the 2016-2017 School Year