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FAMILY CENTER

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


EDINA COMMUNITY Education

Yes, Edina Family Center classes and programs prepare our youngest learners well for the transition to Kindergarten. But as you can see, we also help grow motivated, lifelong learners ready to embrace life’s opportunities with curiosity, innovation, creativity and resilience.

Directory............................................................................................2 Welcome To 2016-2017....................................................................3 Preschool Information......................................................................5 Older Two’s........................................................................................6

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Terrific Three's.....................................................................................8 Kindergarten Prep..........................................................................10 Child Care Options.........................................................................12 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)/How to Register.................14 Early Childhood Screening............................................................18 Parent Education............................................................................19 2016-2017 School Year Calendar.................................................21 Edina Resource Center Information............................................22

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Financial Assistance Information..................................................23 Financial Assistance Application.................................................24 Early Childhood Immunization Form............................................26

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INFORMATION

COMMUNITY EDUCATION SERVICES DIRECTORY Valerie Burke, Director of Edina Community Education

Edina Public Schools Mission The mission of the Edina Public Schools, working in partnership with the family and the community, is to educate all individuals to be responsible, lifelong learners who possess the skills, knowledge, creativity, sense of self-worth, and ethical values necessary to thrive in a rapidly changing, culturally diverse, global society.

Questions? Call (952) 848-3908

Register Online www.edina.thatscommunityed. com

Financial Assistance is Available The Edina Family Center is committed to making preschool education affordable and accessible. We recognize that the cost of preschool can be a source of concern for families. Please see page 23 of this catalog for more information or contact us at 952-848-3908 to learn more about how financial assistance is determined and to discuss any special circumstances you may have.

Registration/Welcome Center

Jane Wiegand, Welcome Center/Success Center Assistant Diana Swanson, CES Reception Mary Finnamore, CES Reception Seth Ryan, Operations Coordinator Shannon Jarosak, CES Human Resources

Edina Family Center

Lana Davis, Registration Chris Hanson, Operations Manager Jane Leese, Classroom Sub/Office Support Carla Schwappach, Childcare Manager Mary Streier, Early Childhood Targeted Services Manager Cathy Snyder, Classroom Assistant/Office Support Laurie Denn, Coordinator

Youth Programs and School Age Care

Maggie Miller, School Age Care/Success Centers Specialist Rodney Francois, Concord KIDS Club Manager Terry Maxwell, Cornelia KIDS Club Manager Erica Koller, Countryside KIDS Club Manager Becky Marchand, Creek Valley KIDS Club Manager Angie Misgen, Highlands KIDS Club Manager Sandy McVay, Normandale KIDS Club Manager Jane Tierney, WISE Guys Manager Carrie Proctor, SURGE Manager Julie Rogers Bascom, Service Learning Supervisor Lori Murphy, Youth Enrichment Manager Andrea Bernhardt, Enrichment Coordinator Meg Barrett, School Age Care/Success Center Coordinator

Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement Cheryl Gunness, Adult Program Manager Andrea Bernhardt, Enrichment Coordinator

Volunteer Program

Carynn Roehrick, Volunteer Program Manager Kay Zuccaro, Aquatics Supervisor

Helpline

952-848-3947 952-848-4308 952-848-4688 952-848-4775 952-848-3205 952-848-4568 952-848-4175 952-848-4812 952-848-3750 952-848-3957 952-848-3967 952-848-3938 952-848-3961

952-848-3944 952-848-3938

952-848-3936

Communications, Advertising and Social Media Julie Prior-Miller, Communications Specialist

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952-848-3908 952-848-3945 952-848-3964 952-848-3931 952-848-3985 952-848-3969 952-848-3968

952-848-3965

Edina Resource Center

Laurie Wilcox,Facilities Scheduler

952-848-3935 952-848-3952 952-848-3976 952-848-3974 952-848-4905

952-848-4923

Aquatics

Facility Rental

952-848-3952

952-848-3954

952-848-3963


FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT You are just beginning the academic journey with your young learner and we are happy that you have chosen the award-winning Edina Family Center and Edina Public Schools to be a partner on that road. The Family Center will provide an important educational foundation for your child and, we hope, will instill a love of learning. Life-long learning is a core competency that contributes to a student’s success in school, career and life. The committed staff of the Family Center are here to support you and your child during these early learning years. They are the first of many talented, experienced and dedicated teachers and staff that you can expect to meet throughout your Edina Public Schools experience. Just as your child grows and changes, we as a district are evolving to meet the needs of the Next Generation of students – YOUR student! Renovations and construction of all of our learning sites as well as educational program development are on the horizon. These changes are grounded in a strategic plan that looks to advance our tradition of excellence in three key areas — personalized learning for all students, comprehensive academic programing, and effective partnerships with our families and community. This vision of continuous improvement is focused on our core mission that all learners should have access to learning experiences that allow them to realize their potential and achieve their dreams. We are excited you have joined us and look forward to a long and rewarding partnership with you throughout your child’s time with Edina Public Schools. Regards, Ric Dressen Superintendent

FROM THE FAMILY CENTER COORDINATOR The Edina Family Center preschool began in 1985 and was originally called Discovery Preschool. Then as now, our preschool programs are designed to support the whole child and the child’s whole family. Then as now, the Edina Family Center preschool is the only public program that aligns its curriculum, staff development training, early childhood special education services and commitment to diversity and equity with the overall K-12 system. When you enroll your child in the Family Center preschool, you are charting a smooth course for your child’s educational experience and for your involvement in our community—one committed to high-quality lifelong learning. Research has shown that a positive connection to the public school system in the preschool years enables a smooth transition to kindergarten for young learners. Parents in our preschool programs grow as partners with teachers and practice hands-on involvement with their child’s learning from birth, with benefits extending through the elementary years and beyond. Whether you participated in ECFE with your first newborn, or just learned about the Edina Family Center, we are so glad you are here. Wherever you are on your parenting and educational journey, we welcome you! Best Wishes, Laurie Denn Edina Family Center Coordinator

EDINA COMMUNITY Education

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BUILDING ON EDINA PUBLIC SCHOOLS CURRICULUM FOR LIFELONG SUCCESS The Edina Family Center, in partnership with Edina Public Schools, offers engaging, enriching and individualized experiences for all of our earliest learners. Our preschool is staffed by highly-trained, licensed teachers. Aligned to Minnesota State Standards, our curriculum and discovery-based settings help develop critical thinking skills and foster growth socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually. We want to see each and every child succeed. Because parents, families and caregivers are a child’s first and most important teacher, we strive to help you grow in your role as advocate for your child on his or her lifelong learning journey. We pride ourselves on excellent teacher-parent communications. You’ll see regular documentation about your child’s growth in the areas of personal and social development, language and literacy, mathematical thinking and physical development. We provide family conferences twice a year. Families receive regular newsletters with recaps and preview of activities, daily highlights, and recommendation on how you can extend your child’s learning beyond the school day. Be sure to check out our parent/child options throughout this catalog, and consider adding a parent/child ECFE day to your weekly routine. Sometimes additional learning support may be needed for your child. As a part of Edina Public Schools, the Family Center works seamlessly with Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE), the Early Childhood Targeted Services Manager, the Edina Public Schools Literacy Coordinator, and the Edina Resource Center to help ensure that all children are ready for Kindergarten.

PARENT/CHILD OPTIONS Looking to be more actively involved in your child’s preschool experience? Pair the traditional pre-K experience with a one-day-a-week parent/child class. Get to know your child’s peers, classroom routines, curriculum and teachers. Break-out parent-only discussion groups, led by a licensed parent educator, provide opportunities to connect with other parents while exploring topics such as school readiness, literacy, supporting children’s learning, developing independence and other topics chosen by the group. The other day is an independent preschool day. Child care for siblings is available on the parent/child day. Sibling care is a separate registration, see page 13 for more information.

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ELIGIBLE AGES FOR FAMILY CENTER PRESCHOOL TWO YEAR OLD CLASSES Child must be 33 months of age on September 1, 2016

FOUR AND FIVE YEAR OLD CLASSES Child must befour years of age on September 1, 2016

THREE YEAR OLD CLASSES Child must be three years of age on September 1, 2016

A DAY IN THE LIFE – FAMILY CENTER PRESCHOOL CURRICULUM Our curriculum is aligned with Edina Public Schools K-12 curriculum. • Houghton-Mifflin Language Arts for Preschool • Everyday Mathematics for Preschool • Our classrooms are equipped with Smart Board technology

SCIENCE Exploring nature, plants, animals and weather using the teaching concept of cause and effect.

CHOICE TIME + GYM Free play, art projects, games, dramatic play, gym time.

READING TIME

We offer early learners a great beginning to their Edina Public Schools career!

Alliteration, phonemic awareness, letter recognition, rhyming.

CIRCLE TIME

CREATIVE MOVEMENT TIME

Songs, sharing, stories, calendar.

MATH Numbers, counting, addition, subtraction, sorting and grouping.

Stretching/yoga and gross motor skills combine in fun and interactive creative movement.

ART, MUSIC AND THEATER Individual expression and creativity using a variety of mediums.

SMART BOARD TIME Classroom activities, math, stories.

All of the Family Center preschool classrooms are NAEYC accredited.

Each of our preschool classes and our preschool in child care has received the highest possible rating by Minnesota’s quality rating system for early education settings.

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AGES 33-35 MONTHS PLEASE NOTE: The Early Education team will be engaging in community conversations to review our block care and drop-in childcare program options for children 33 months and younger. The community engagement sessions will be held the week of January 18th. Times, location(s) and an RSVP for the meetings will be on our website at www.edinaschools.org/familycenter Monday, January 11th.

OLDER TWO’S – CHILD ONLY This is a two day independent preschool experience for older two’s who will be 33 months by September 1, 2016.

OLDER TWO’S – CHILD ONLY DAY

TIME

ROOM

START DATE

COURSE NUMBER

PRICE/MO

PRICE/MO

(RESIDENT)

(NON-RESIDENT)

*Tues/Thurs

9:35-12:05

168I

8/30/16

#0002-1

$147.00/MO

$189.00/MO

*This class teams with Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE).

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OLDER TWO’S – WITH WEEKLY PARENTING This weekly introductory preschool program is designed for parents and their children who are 33 months by September 1st. The parent/child day encourages parent-child playtime together followed by a separate parent discussion. Sibling care is also available for this day each week, should you need it to attend. Sibling care is a separate registration, see page 13 for more information. On the child only preschool day, your child will interact with their peers, experience a variety of age appropriate educational experiences and develop a sense of independence.

OLDER TWO’S – WITH PARENTING DAY

TIME

ROOM

START DATE

COURSE NUMBER

PRICE/MO

PRICE/MO

(RESIDENT)

(NON-RESIDENT)

*Wed/Fri

9:00-11:00

170B

8/31/16

#0002-2

$141.00/MO

$181.00/MO

*Wed/Fri

11:30-1:30

170B

8/31/16

#0002-3

$136.00/MO

$176.00/MO

*Day is parenting

EXTEND-A-DAY SAMPLE SCHEDULE Looking for flexibility in your schedule? Add time before or after your child’s class with our Extend-ADay options varying throughout the day. With early morning, mid-morning, early afternoon and midafternoon options available, you’ll be sure to find something that suits your families needs.

EARLY MORNING OPTION

8:00 - 9:35 a.m.

$12/DAY

MID-AFTERNOON OPTION

1:30 - 4:00 p.m.

$20/DAY

For example, the early morning option would work for #0002-2 and the mid-afternoon option would work for #0002-3

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AGES 3 YEARS With imagination in full gear, three year old’s love to ask questions and share their thoughts about everything. Our classroom encourages curiosity and rich, exploratory play for this increasingly independent stage of development, and your preschooler will learn more about the world outside of themselves. Through encouraging self-expression, three year old’s will begin to understand that others, including storybook characters and classmates, have real feelings and different experiences. Capitalizing on this social and emotional maturation allows for students to make their first real friendships while discovering an excitement for their own intellectual curiosity.

TERRIFIC THREE’S PRESCHOOL – CHILD ONLY This is a two or three day independent preschool experience for three year olds who will be three by September 1, 2016.

TERRIFIC THREE’S PRESCHOOL – CHILD ONLY DAY

TIME

ROOM

START DATE

COURSE NUMBER

PRICE/MO

PRICE/MO

(RESIDENT)

(NON-RESIDENT)

*Tues/Thur

9:35-12:05

168K

8/30/16

#0003-3

$163.00/MO

$202.00/MO

Mon/Wed/Fri

9:00-11:30

103

8/31/16

#0003-4

$227.00/MO

$282.00/MO

Mon/Wed/Fri

9:35-12:05

168I

8/31/16

#0003-5

$227.00/MO

$282.00/MO

Mon/Wed/Fri

12:45-3:15

103

8/31/16

#0003-6

$222.00/MO

$276.00/MO

Tues/Thur

12:45-3:15

103

8/30/16

#0003-7

$158.00/MO

$196.00/MO

*This class teams with Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE).

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TERRIFIC THREE’S PRESCHOOL – WITH WEEKLY PARENTING This preschool class is designed for parents and their children who will be at least three by September 1, 2016.

TERRIFIC THREE’S PRESCHOOL – WITH WEEKLY PARENTING DAY

TIME

ROOM

START DATE

COURSE NUMBER

PRICE/MO

PRICE/MO

(RESIDENT)

(NON-RESIDENT)

Mon/*Wed/Fri

9:15-11:45

101

8/31/16

#0003-1

$227.00/MO

$282.00/MO

*Parenting day meets 9:15-11:15 a.m. Sibling care is available for this class as a separate registration. See page 13.

TERRIFIC THREE’S – WITH MONTHLY PARENTING This preschool class is designed for parents and their children who will be at least three by September 1, 2016.

TERRIFIC THREE’S PRESCHOOL – WITH MONTHLY PARENTING DAY

TIME

ROOM

START DATE

COURSE NUMBER

PRICE/MO

PRICE/MO

(RESIDENT)

(NON-RESIDENT)

Mon/Tues/Wed/*Thur

9:15-11:45

129

8/30/16

#0003-2

$316.00/MO

$393.00/MO

*Parenting for this class meets on the following Thursdays from 9:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.: 9/29, 10/27, 11/17, 12/22, 1/26, 2/23, 3/23, 4/27, 5/25. Sibling care is available for this class as a separate registration. See page 13.

EXTEND-A-DAY SAMPLE SCHEDULE Looking for flexibility in your schedule? Add time before or after your child’s class with our Extend-ADay options varying throughout the day. With early morning, mid-morning, early afternoon and midafternoon options available, you’ll be sure to find something that suits your families needs. EARLY MORNING OPTION

8:00 - 9:35 a.m.

$12/DAY

EARLY AFTERNOON OPTION

11:45 - 1:30 p.m.

$16/DAY

For example, either or both of these options would work for this time frame.

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AGES 4 & 5 We focus on social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth appropriate for 4 and 5 year olds to provide a solid foundation for lifelong learning. Students will understand more concrete ideas, expand their memory and recall, and deepen their connections to their classmates. Knowing that 4’s and 5’s need to explore, form ideas, and learn to be creative problem solvers, our preschool is designed to offer the right balance of structured and unstructured activities intended to help prepare every child for kindergarten.

KINDERGARTEN PREP – CHILD ONLY Our Kindergarten Prep offers your child a chance to grow in an environment that builds upon their abilities and independence. These classes are for children who will be at least four on September 1, 2016.

KINDERGARTEN PREP – CHILD ONLY DAY

TIME

ROOM

START DATE

COURSE NUMBER

PRICE/MO

PRICE/MO

(RESIDENT)

(NON-RESIDENT)

Tues/Wed/Thur

9:35-12:05

168M

8/30/16

#0045-3

$253.00/MO

$312.00/MO

Mon/Wed/Fri

12:45-3:15

129

8/31/16

#0045-4

$236.00/MO

$317.00/MO

*Mon/Wed/Fri

12:45-3:15

101

8/31/16

#0045-5

$236.00/MO

$317.00/MO

Mon/Tues/Wed/ Thurs

12:45-3:15

135

8/30/16

#0045-6

$319.00/MO

$375.00/MO

*This class teams with Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE).

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KINDERGARTEN PREP – WITH WEEKLY PARENTING This preschool class is designed for parents and their children who will be at least four by September 1, 2016.

KINDERGARTEN PREP – WITH WEEKLY PARENTING DAY

TIME

ROOM

START DATE

COURSE NUMBER

PRICE/MO

PRICE/MO

(RESIDENT)

(NON-RESIDENT)

Mon/*Tues/Wed/Thur

9:15-12:15

135

8/30/16

#0045-1

$374.00/MO

$442.00/MO

*Parenting day meets 9:15-11:15 a.m. Sibling care is available for this class as a separate registration. See page 13.

KINDERGARTEN PREP – WITH MONTHLY PARENTING This preschool class is designed for parents and their children who will be at least four by September 1, 2016.

KINDERGARTEN PREP – WITH MONTHLY PARENTING DAY

TIME

ROOM

START DATE

COURSE NUMBER

PRICE/MO

PRICE/MO

(RESIDENT)

(NON-RESIDENT)

Mon/*Tues/Wed/Thur/Fri

9:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m.

115

8/30/16

#0045-2

$609.00/MO

$719.00/MO

*Parenting for this class meets on the following Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.: 9/20, 10/18, 11/15, 12/20, 1/24, 2/28, 3/21, 4/18, 5/16. Sibling care is available for this class as a separate registration. See page 13.

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EXTEND-A-DAY, BLOCK TIME, SIBLING CARE, DROP-IN TIME Children enrolled in any of our child care options will enjoy a variety of planned learning and play activities. Days include playground or gym time, creative art projects, circle time, kindergarten prep, Smart Board time and age appropriate academic and social learning.

EXTEND-A-DAY Looking for flexibility in your schedule? Add time before or after your child’s class with our Extend-A-Day options varying throughout the day. With early morning, mid-morning, early afternoon and mid-afternoon options available, you’ll be sure to find something that suits your family’s needs. Your child will be escorted by classroom staff to/from the child care room when you combine Extend-A-Day with your class. OPTIONS

TIME

PRICE

Early morning

8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

$12/DAY for classes beginning at/before 9:30 a.m.

Mid-morning

8:45 a.m. -12:45 p.m.

$32/DAY for classes beginning at 12:45 p.m.

Early afternoon

11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m.

$16/DAYfor classes ending at 11:30 a.m.,12:00 p.m. or 12:15 p.m.

Mid-afternoon

1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

$20/DAY for classes ending at 1:30pm or later.

Please note: Children must be 33 months or older on start date. Extend-A-Day is offered on a space available basis and you must be registered for an Edina Family Center Preschool class to use this option. For billing information see page 15.

BLOCK TIME Start or extend your child’s day by registering for our part time child care program. If you are working from home or need a few hours to yourself, your child will be engaged in a safe, caring environment with our highly trained, dedicated staff. Block Time is offered for non-class days and for participants who are not enrolled in a class at the Family Center. Block Time child care will be billed to your credit card on file, the first business day of each month. NEW! EXPANDED HOURS! M-F 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

OPTIONS

TIME

PRICE

Block Time

3 Hours

$24/DAY

Block Time

4 Hours

$32/DAY

Please note: Immunization forms on pages 26-27 are required for Block Time and children must be 33 months or older on start date. You do not need to be registered for a class to use our Block Time program, however, there is a limit of one block time session per day, per child. Block Time is offered on a space available basis and a $12 nonrefundable registration fee will be charged for each section of Block Time. For billing questions, see page 15. 12 | Edina Family Center 2016-2017


SIBLING CARE When attending a parenting class, you may need care for your other child(ren). Sibling care is a school year agreement to provide care for the sibling of your child who is enrolled in a school year preschool class. Care begins 15 minutes prior to the start of your class and ends 15 minutes after your class. Sibling Care is provided for children as young as six weeks old through pre-K. Not ready to separate from your infant? That’s okay. Infants are welcome in parenting classes until four months of age. OPTIONS

TIME

PRICE

Sibling Care

Weekly Parenting

$40/MO

Sibling Care

Monthly Parenting

$10/MO

Please note: The rate for Sibling Care is based upon the preschool class that your other child is enrolled in. Registration for Sibling Care is separate from your parenting class. Be sure to register for both Sibling Care and your parenting class to be enrolled for each. 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.

DROP-IN TIME Have a dentist appointment? Need to run an errand? When something comes up at the last minute, or for occasional activities, the Edina Family Center has Drop-in Time available to accomodate your busy schedule. Registrations can be made up to two weeks in advance. We require a minimum of three business days notice before the date requested. To request Drop-in Time, email the Family Center at edinafamctr@edinaschools.org. Drop-ins will begin September 19, 2016. OPTIONS

TIME

PRICE

Drop-In

90 Minutes

$15/DAY

Drop-In

3 Hours

$27/DAY

Please note: Drop-in Time is limited to a maximum of 9 hours per week. You do not need to be registered for a class to use the drop-in program. Drop-in Time will be billed to your credit card on file and charges are non-refundable once booked.

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Edina Community Education Main Office Staff: here to help! From Left to right: Diana, Mary, Maggie, Jane and Lana.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS DO EDINA PUBLIC SCHOOLS RESIDENTS REGISTER EARLY? Registration for Edina Public Schools residents and non-residents opens January 20, 2016. Edina residents will have registration priority through January 27, 2016 in the order that they are received. All non-resident registrations may be submitted on January 20 and will be accepted after January 27 in the order in which they are received. All resident registrations submitted after January 27 will be accepted with non-resident registrations. Not sure if you’re an Edina Public Schools district resident? Check pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us to input your street address and find out.

HOW DO I REGISTER?

1. Take a look at our 2016-2017 Preschool/Child Care catalog online and choose the class that’s best for you and your child, based upon their age on September 1, 2016. If you already have an account in our system, please log in to your account and skip to step #7 2. Visit www.edina.thatscommunityed.com 3. Click on “create an account” 4. Fill in your personal information 5. Add family members to create your family profile 6. You will now be ready to register online 7. When selecting a class, providing a 2nd & 3rd choice increases your chances of enrollment. 14 | Edina Family Center 2016-2017

Please note: steps 1-5 can be done ahead of time prior to registration day on 1/20/16.


8. Hover over “browse all programs” 9. Select EFC Preschool or Block Time/Extend-A-Day 10. Click on registration, log in, begin selections. Your online registration will go into a queue and you will be contacted by email at a later date with your class confirmation. Please Note: You are not placed in a class until you receive your email confirmation from the Family Center.

WHAT IF I DON’T SEE MY CONFIRMATION EMAIL? Please be sure to double check your email’s ‘junk’ folder for a confirmation from edinafamctr@edinaschools. org.

HOW WILL I BE BILLED FOR PRESCHOOL CLASS AND/OR CHILD CARE? The Edina Family Center accepts payments by Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit/debit cards. Upon acceptance of your Preschool, Extended-A-Day or Block Time contract, you will be charged one month’s fee which is applied towards September 2016 tuition. An initial $50 non-refundable registration fee is charged for Preschool classes. An initial $12 non-refundable registration fee is charged for each Extend-A-Day or Block Time section (maximum $60/child). Your credit/debit card on file will then be charged on the first business day of each month for your next month’s tuition. For example, on September 1st, you will be charged for October’s tuition. We send monthly invoices via email approximately three business days prior to charging your credit card on file as a reminder of your upcoming payment. A $20.00 late fee will be assessed on all declined credit/debit cards.

HOW WILL I BE BILLED FOR SIBLING CARE AND/OR DROP-IN TIME? Sibling care payments are added to your monthly Preschool class payment. Drop-in Time charges are charged to your credit card when your request is approved. Drop-in charges are non-refundable once booked.

WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY? 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 by May 2, 2016 to receive a full tuition refund less a non-refundable registration fee. September 2016 tuition is non-refundable beginning May 2, 2016. Please note: Your initial payment is applied towards the month of September. Cancellations requested for registrations submitted after May 2, 2016 have until August 5, 2016 to receive a full tuition refund less the non-refundable registration fee.

WHAT IS THE ENROLLMENT/WAITING LIST POLICY? Due to limited space, families may only register for one preschool section per child. The Edina Family Center strives to accommodate each family’s preference, but cannot guarantee preference placement. Once the preschool class that you are enrolled in begins its third week, families will be removed from other waiting lists in order to ensure enrollment opportunities for all families.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS CONTINUED WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON’T GET PLACED INTO MY FIRST CHOICE CLASS? The Edina Family Center strives to accommodate each family’s preference, but we cannot guarantee preference placement. Upon registration, you have the opportunity to list a second and third class choice. This option is listed in the Q&A section of our registration system. If you do indicate a second and/or third choice preference, and your first choice class is full, you will be enrolled in your second or third choice class, if space is available, and placed on the wait list for your first choice class. If you do not indicate a second or third choice in the system, and your first choice is full, you will remain on the wait list for your first choice class only.

IS THE FAMILY CENTER RATED BY PARENT AWARE? All of our preschool classrooms and preschool child care are rated the full four stars from Parent Aware. We are proud to use best statewide practices for preparing kids for Kindergarten.

WHEN DO CLASSES BEGIN AND END? Classes meet August, 2016 to June, 2017. Please see calendar on page 22 for further detail.

DO I HAVE TO IMMUNIZE MY CHILD? All students in the state of Minnesota must have their immunizations up-to-date. The state also requires schools must have a child’s immunization record prior to the child’s first day of school. See page 26 for immunization form.

DOES MY CHILD NEED TO BE TOILET TRAINED? Your child does not need to be toilet trained to attend our classes and programs.

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CAN I VISIT A CLASSROOM BEFORE I ENROLL? Yes! See for yourself what a typical day in preschool is like by meeting our staff, viewing our facilities and touring the building. Visit www.edinaschools.org/familycenter to schedule a tour, or call (952) 848-3908.

IS FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE? Yes! The Edina Family Center is proud to offer financial asssitance for qualifying families. Please see pages 23 and 24 for financial assistance application and further information.

WHAT IF I NEED CHILD CARE FOR MY OTHER CHILDREN WHILE I’M AT CLASS? Sibling care is available during parent/child classes for an additional charge. If you need sibling care on your parenting day, please see page 13 for further information. Sibling Care for Preschool is $40/month for weekly parenting. $10/month for monthly parenting classes. *After September 1st, we require a two-week notice prior to your start date for staffing purposes.

THE AGE REQUIREMENT FOR A CLASS IS SEPTEMBER 1, BUT MY CHILD’S BIRTHDAY IS SEPTEMBER 4. CAN WE STILL REGISTER FOR THE CLASS? No. Please select your class(es) based on your child’s age on or before September 1, 2016, following district kindergarten age requirements.

WILL I BE CHARGED IF I’M LATE TO PICK UP MY CHILD? Yes. The late pick-up fee is $1.00 per minute you arrive after class has ended.

WHAT IS THE POLICY ON BRINGING NUTS INTO THE CLASSROOM? The Edina Family Center children’s classrooms are nut free. Please refrain from bringing nuts of any type into the classrooms.

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DID YOU KNOW? EARLY CHILDHOOD SCREENING IS REQUIRED BEFORE ENTRANCE IN ►► MINNESOTA’S PUBLIC SCHOOLS. CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT.

Early Childhood Screening is a FREE and simple check of how your child is growing and developing offered through Edina Public Schools. Between the ages of three and four, screening can detect possible health or learning concerns, so that children can get help before they start school. 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. Join us at screening as soon as your child turns three! Discover more about their development and learning, such as: • Thinking, language, and communication skills • Social and emotional development • Large and small muscle coordination • Height and weight • Vision and hearing • Immunization status

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Screening Appointments Screening appointments are offered intermittently throughout the year on: • Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. • Fridays from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (July - August) • Fridays from 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (September May) • Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Appointments are scheduled every 30 minutes on the half hour.

To Schedule a Screening Appointment for Your Child:

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The early childhood years from birth to the start of kindergarten are an important time of rapid learning and growth.

Please complete the form and submit electronically or print this form and mail/fax to us An e-mail message confirming your appointment will be sent to you within two school days.


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 LEARNING FOR LIFE CATALOG!

Parenting Your Kindergartener Friendships at school, teaching responsibility, sibling issues, 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 Emotion 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, and 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 and 9th Grader Adolescent brain development, budding romance, emerging independence, parties and dances, and 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, and drugs and alcohol are concerns common to this age and stage. Topics are flexible and reflect the interest of the group. www.edinaschools.org/familycenter | 19


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES • 2016-2017 District Calendar • Edina Resource Center Information • Financial Assistance Information • Financial Assistance Application • Immunization Form


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

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OCTOBER 2016 20-21

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EDINA COMMUNITY Education

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EDINA RESOURCE CENTER – HERE TO HELP YOU! The Edina Resource Center is a free and confidential service for anyone who lives, works or goes to school in 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 preparation, 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 – Services, resources and advocacy for early childhood education in Minnesota. 651-641-0305 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 - 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. 612-543-6325 or www.hclib.org • Edina Community Education – Enrichment classes for birth-99, facility rental and volunteer opportunities. 952-8483952 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 or www.hennepin.us • CAPSH (Community Action Partnership for Suburban Hennepin) – Energy assistance. 952-933-9639 or www.capsh.org • VEAP (Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People) – Emergency service provider & food shelf. 952-888-9616 or www.veapvolunteers.org • Bloomington Public Health – Low-cost immunizations clinics. 952-563-8900 or www.bloomingtonmn.gov • Minnesota Housing Link - Affordable housing resources and information. 612-522-2500 or www.housinglink.org

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

For additional resources or questions, contact the Edina Resource Center at www.edinaresourcecenter.com or 952-848-3936.

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The Edina Family Center is committed to making preschool education affordable and accessible. We recognize that the cost of preschool can be a source of concern for families. Please contact us at 952-848-3908 or email email edinafamctr@edinaschools.org to learn more about how financial assistance is determined and to discuss any special circumstances you may have.

HOW TO DETERMINE YOUR ELIGIBILITY: 1. Locate your household size 2. Locate your household income 3. Refer to the percentage in the grid to determine your monthly tuition discount 4. Complete and return the financial assistance form on the opposite page, along with income verification* *F inancial Assistance and Income Verification is required prior to registration. Verification includes income tax return and/or two months pay statements.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE 2016-2017 HOUSEHOLD INCOME RANGE HOUSEHOLD SIZE

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$15,930 - $20,709 $20,710 - $25,010 $25,011 - $29,471 $29,472 - $33,612 $33,613 - $38,073

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$20,090 - $26,117 $26,118 - $31,541 $31,542 - $37,167 $37,168 - $42,390 $42,391 - $48,015

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$24,250 - $31,525 $31,526 - $38,073 $38,074 - $44,863 $44,864 - $51,168 $51,169 - $57,958

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$28,410 - $36,933 $36,934 - $44,604 $44,605 - $52,559 $52,560 - $59,945 $59,946 - $67,900

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$32,970 - $42,341 $42,342 - $51,135 $51,136 - $60,255 $60,256 - $68,723 $68,724 - $77,842

EXAMPLE

Family of 4 with $50,000 income is eligible for 40% discount on monthly class fees.

If you qualify for reduced tuition, the Minnesota Department of Education has Early Learning Scholarships available that can eliminate your reduced fee. Go to www.thinksmall.org or call 651-641-6604 for more information.

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Cell Phone:

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HOUSEHOLD INCOME INFORMATION - Write in each income and how often it is received: weekly, bi-weekly, twice per month, monthly, or yearly.

ADULT 3:

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HOUSEHOLD SIZE: Number of Children ______ + Number of Parents/Guardians _______ + Other household members _______ = Total Family Size

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Racial Background: ¨American Indian or Alaska Native ¨Asian or Pacific Islander ¨Black, not of Hispanic Origin

Sibling care needed? ¨Y ¨N

Zip:

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TODAY’S DATE

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Edina School District (ISD 273) Resident: ¨Y ¨N

Is your child enrolled in any other preschool? ¨Y ¨N

State:

City:

Address:

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Date of Birth (DOB):

Child’s Name:

CHILD INFORMATION - All information will be held confidential

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Does parent/s have GED or High School diploma?

Has your family moved two or more times in the past year?

Has your family experienced homelessness? Currently or in the past?

Is your family a single-parent household?

Has parent/s immigrated to the US? Date immigrated?

Does the parent/s have physical impairment (hearing, sight, mobility)?

Do any children in the family have difficulty with school or are in special education?

Has your family experienced abuse, neglect or violence?

Has your family experienced stress during the past year, unemployment, divorce, death, incarceration?

Was mother below age 18 at birth of first child?

Does your family qualify for free or reduced school lunch program and/or other community services based on income?

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Does your child have mild to moderate delays in speech, emotional, physical or cognitive development skills?

Does your child have any hearing or vision concerns?

Does your child have any frequent or chronic medical concerns?

Are you concerned about your child’s behavior at home?

Is your child in foster care or in “out-of-home” placement?

Has your child completed early childhood development screening?

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PLEASE RETURN TO:

+BY MAIL: Edina Family Center | 5701 Normandale Road | Edina, MN 55424 (BY FAX: 952-848-3951 For questions, please call 952-848-3908 or visit www.edinaschools.org/familycenter

Printed Name: ______________________________________________ Signature: ______________________________________________ Date: __________________

I certify that all the information provided on this application is true and correct. Because state funds are used on the basis of this information, I understand that school and state officials may verify this information.

DO YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS ABOUT YOUR CHILD’S DEVELOPMENT? PLEASE DESCRIBE BELOW

Location:

Has your child had any previous preschool, nursery school or day care experience

¨Y ¨N

CHILD - PLEASE CHECK ALL THAT APPLY TO YOUR CHILD

Does your family speak English at home?

¨Y ¨N

FAMILY - PLEASE CHECK ALL THAT APPLY TO YOUR FAMILY SITUATION

PARENT CHECKLIST ALL INFORMATION WILL BE HELD CONFIDENTIAL


Early Childhood Immunization Form

Must be on file before a child attends any early childhood programs* Name ____________________________________________ *Early childhood programs are defined as programs that provide

Birthdate __________________________________________ Date of Enrollment __________________________________ Minnesota law requires children enrolled in early education programs to be immunized against certain diseases or file a legal medical or conscientious exemption.

instructional or other services to support children’s learning and development and: • Serve children from birth to kindergarten. • Meet at least once a week for at least six weeks or more during the year. This includes but not limited to early childhood family education (ECFE), early childhood special education (ECSE), school readiness programs, and other public and private preschool and pre-kindergarten programs.

Parent/Guardian: You may attach a copy of the child’s immunization history to this form OR enter the MONTH, DAY, and YEAR for all vaccines your child received. Enter MED to indicate vaccines that are medically contraindicated including a history of disease, or laboratory evidence of immunity and CO for vaccines that are contrary to parent or guardian’s conscientiously held beliefs.

Sign or obtain appropriate signatures on reverse. Complete section 1A or 1B to certify immunization status and section 2A to document medical exemptions (including a history of varicella disease) and 2B to document a conscientious exemption. Additionally, if a parent or guardian would like to give permission to the early education program to share their child’s immunization record with Minnesota’s immunization information system, they may sign section 3 (optional). For updated copies of your child’s immunization history, talk to your doctor or call the Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC) at 651-201-5503 or 800-657-3970. 1st Dose 2nd Dose 3rd Dose 4th Dose 5th Dose Mo/Day/Yr Mo/Day/Yr Mo/Day/Yr Mo/Day/Yr Mo/Day/Yr Required (The shaded boxes indicate doses that are not routinely given; however, if your child has received them, please write the date in the shaded box.) Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP, DTP) Type of Vaccine

DO NOT USE () or ()

• 3 doses during 1st year (at 2-month intervals) • 4th dose at 12-18 months • 5th dose at 4-6 years Indicate vaccine type: DTaP or DTP

5th dose not required if 4rd dose was given on or after the 4th birthday

Polio (IPV, OPV)

• 2 doses in the first year • 3rd dose by 18 months • 4th dose at 4-6 years

Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)

4th dose not required if 3rd dose was given on or after the 4th birthday

• Required for children 15 months and older • 1st dose on or after 1st birthday • 2nd dose at 4-6 years

Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) • • • •

2-3 doses in the first year 1 dose required after 12 months or older For unvaccinated children 15-59 months, 1 dose is required Not required for children 5 years or older

Varicella (chickenpox)

• Required for children 15 months and older • 1st dose on or after 1st birthday • 2nd dose at 4-6 years

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) • • • •

Required for children age 2 - 24 months 3 doses in the first year 4th dose after 12 months At least 1 dose is recommended for children age 24-59 months in child care

Hepatitis B (hep B)

• 2-3 doses in the first year • 3rd dose (final dose) by 18 months

Hepatitis A (hep A)

• 2 doses separated by 6 months for children 12 months and older

Recommended Rotavirus (2-3 doses between 2 and 6 months) Influenza (annually for children 6 months or older) Developed by the Minnesota Department of Health - Immunization Program

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Name _______________________________________________________ Instructions, please complete: Box 1 to certify the child’s immunization status Box 2 to file an exemption (medical or concientious) Box 3 to provide consent to share immunization information (optional)

1. Certify Immunization Status. Complete A or B to indicate child’s immunization status. A. Children who are 15 months or older: For children who are 15 months or older and who have received all the immunizations required by law for early childhood programs: I certify that that the above-named child is at least 15 months of age and has completed the immunizations which are required by law for child care. Signature of Parent / Guardian OR Physician / Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant / Public Clinic _______________ Date

B. Children who are 15 months or younger: For children who are younger than 15 months OR have not received all required immunizations: I certify that the above-named child has received the immunizations indicated. In order to remain enrolled this child must receive all required vaccines within 18 months from initial enrollment date. The dates on which the remaining doses are to be given are: Signature of Physician / Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant / Public Clinic _______________ Date

2. Exemptions to Immunization Law. Complete A and/or B to indicate type of exemption. A. Medical exemption: No child is required to receive an immunization if they have a medical contraindication, history of disease, or laboratory evidence of immunity. For a child to receive a medical exemption, a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant must sign this statement: I certify the immunization(s) listed below are contraindicated for medical reasons, laboratory evidence of immunity, or that adequate immunity exists due to a history of disease that was laboratory confirmed (for varicella disease see * below). List exempted immunization(s):

B. Conscientious exemption: No child is required to have an immunization that is contrary to the conscientiously held beliefs of his/her parent or guardian. However, not following vaccine recommendations may endanger the health or life of the child or others they come in contact with. In a disease outbreak, children who are not vaccinated may be excluded in order to protect them and others. To receive an exemption to vaccination, a parent or legal guardian must complete and sign the following statement and have it notarized: I certify by notarization that it is contrary to my conscientiously held beliefs for my child to receive the following vaccine(s):

Signature of physician/nurse practitioner/physician assistant _______________ Date *History of varicella disease only. In the case of varicella disease, it was medically diagnosed or adequately described to me by the parent to indicate past varicella infection in ___________ (year) Signature of physician/nurse practitioner/physician assistant (If disease occured before September 2010, a parent can sign.)

Signature of parent or legal guardian _______________ Date Subscribed and sworn to before me this: _______ day of ______________________ 20______ Signature of notary (A copy of the notarized statement will be forwarded to the commissioner of health.)

3. Parental/Guardian Consent to Share Immunization Information (optional):

Your child’s early childhood program is asking your permission to share your child’s immunization documentation with MIIC, Minnesota’s immunization information system, to help better protect children from disease and allow easier access for you to retrieve your child’s immunization record. You are not required to sign this consent; it is voluntary. In addition, all the information you provide is legally classified as private data and can only be released to those legally authorized to receive it under Minnesota law. I agree to allow early childhood program personnel to share my child’s immunization documentation with Minnesota’s immunization information system:

Signature of parent or legal guardian Developed by the Minnesota Department of Health - Immunization Program

Date www.health.state.mn.us/immunize

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