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Week of the Young Child April 16-20, 2018

A special section to show support for this national celebration of young children.

Semcac Head Start is building bright futures with children and families We provide birth to age five learning opportunities at no cost to qualifying families. Semcac Head Start participates in the Parent Aware Child Care rating system for licensed providers, and consistently achieves a 4-Star High Quality Program rating. This year, our program ranked among the top 10% of Head Start classrooms across the nation for demonstrating effective teaching practices! Early Head Start for birth to 3-year-olds We offer a home-based option in Fillmore County to eligible families expecting a baby and/or with children birth to three years. A trained educator meets with enrolled families weekly with a focus on parent-child activities, child development, and family wellbeing. Home visits are paired with social events for parents and children twice per month. Socials are an opportunity for

parents to get to know each other, as well as provide an environment for the children to practice their newly developing social skills. Head Start for 3 to 5 year olds Our Preston Center offers services to children beginning at age three, and until they are eligible for kindergarten, in a preschool classroom setting. The classroom operates eight hours per day, Monday through Thursday during the school year, inside of our own room at Fillmore Central Elementary. Our highly qualified teaching staff fosters children’s confidence, creativity, critical thinking skills, and love of learning through our child-centered curriculum: The Creative Curriculum for Preschool. The Creative Curriculum incorporates the latest research and best practices,

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while taking the needs of every type of learner into account. Transportation is available through the school district for most families. If you’d like to tour the Preston classroom, you may call (507) 765-9953, and our teaching staff will be happy to assist you. What makes Early Head Start and Head Start unique? For over 50 years, Semcac Head Start has partnered with parents to support their role as the first and most important teachers of their children. We do so by engaging with families

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to support their learning goals for their children, and inviting them to participate in making decisions about our program, among other opportunities. • Our staff is trained to provide education that best supports each child’s individual growth and development, including special needs and English language learners. • We support healthy parentchild relationships and offer opportunities to build parenting skills that will strengthen families. • Comprehensive services including medical, dental, nutrition, and behavioral supports are offered to support the

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well-being of each child. We promote healthy living for the whole family. • We help parents connect to community resources that can help them reach their goals and strengthen the well-being of their entire family. • Family members are encouraged to volunteer. Parents have the opportunity to advocate for their children and families. Parent leaders have a voice in key decisions that guide our program. Ready to apply? All interested families are encouraged to apply. Our focus is to serve families with limited income based on federal guide-

lines. Families receiving MFIP, foster children and homeless children are automatically eligible. Contact Lynn at Semcac’s Preston Contact Center by calling (507) 765-9953. The Contact Center is located at 702 Chatfield St. Lynn meets with each family to determine eligibility and keep the process simple. She will let you know what family documents to bring. Head Start Works! Let’s work together to nurture your child’s love of learning and well-being! Check out our website at www. for more information.

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Kingsland offers a variety of programs for your child to get a great start Kingsland Community Education prides ourselves on our commitment to provide quality educational opportunities and getting your child off to a great start. Kingsland has a variety of programs to offer to families with children of all ages: Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE), preschool program, School Age Childcare (SACC), and a variety of enrichment activities. ECFE is a public school program for all families and children from birth to kindergarten enrollment. Parents and children are welcome to participate in ECFE programs. 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 together to strengthen families. Class will provide parents and child interaction time. This is a time designated to enhance parent child interaction and your

child’s learning. Parents will have the opportunity to engage in a discussion with other parents on research based topics on early development and parenting. This group is led by a parent educator. It is a great time to connect with other parents of young children. During the parent discussion, your child will enjoy some learning through play. A licensed Early Childhood Educator will provide your child with fun activities that enhances development, creativity, and imagination. The program also has themed family events with school readiness activities, speakers on various family topics, and other special events and celebrations geared towards families. For more information about our events and classes please visit our website at www.kingsland.k12. If you would like more information about ECFE, please contact Alyssa Humpal, ECFE & School Readiness coordinator: Phone (507)

346-7276, ext. 4102 or e-mail Humpal.alyssa@kingsland2137. org Kingsland Preschool Program is a 4 star Parent Aware program. The program has been dedicated to going above and beyond the scope of required trainings and professional development, and health and safety standards. We are dedicated to strong, caring relationships with our students and parents. During classroom instruction, your child will develop and practice skills in different areas such as literacy, math, and science. The children are also learning and practicing every day skills such as social emotional, self-regulation, and problem solving. Kingsland Preschool program offers a variety of class options. Different program options include 4/5 kindergarten prep classes, with the option of sending their student two, three, or five days a week in our full or half day program. There is also

Lanesboro Schools focus on the whole child The Lanesboro School community continues to make a strong investment in our youngest learners. Beginning with our strategic planning goal, “Deepen focus on the whole child beginning with well-aligned early childhood programming,” our Early Childhood Committee has

developed a plan to meet that goal. Through the efforts of this committee, Lanesboro Schools has secured a grant through the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation to purchase The Creative Curriculum for all three stages of our youngest learners: infants, toddlers, and twos; pre-

school, and kindergarten. The goal this year is to begin alignment of our Social-Emotional curriculum across those stages of development with the hope that these skills will better prepare our students for long-term success in school and in life. The Lanesboro Child Care

a 3/4 class that is two, three, or five days a week half day program. Registration packets for the 2018-2019 school year can be found on the school website at: page/3333 School Aged Childcare is a convenient program located onsite at the school. This makes for a smooth transition from school to childcare. Children can enroll in the SACC program beginning at age three and potty trained. The preschool program and SACC work together on transitioning our preschool children on-site childcare to their preschool program. The learning does not stop while your preschool child is at SACC. The program offers a variety of fun, structured activities. School aged children can be ensured a convenient transition from childcare before and after school. SACC is designed as a drop-in childcare program, and you only pay for

the time your child attends the program. SACC offers a variety of field trips during the summer months. There is no minimum hours required. SACC charges $2.75 per hour. The program is open year round from 5:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., including non-school days during the school year. Kingsland Community Education also offers a variety of youth enrichment activities such as dance, painting, Lego robotics, movie trips, and much more. For more information about enrichment activities check out the Kingsland Community Education Facebook page. You can also visit the website at www. If you would like more information about our Community Education programs please contact the Community Education director, Becky Bicknese: Phone (507) 346-7276, ext. 4100 or e-mail

Center has entered its 30th year of operation with an expansion to help meet the needs of our community. We know the value of childcare for our families is priceless. With fully qualified teaching staff, aides, and administration, the LCCC offers not only high-quality and affordable childcare, but a full educational experience that can help ensure

your child will be ready for school. In addition to the Lanesboro Child Care Center, Lanesboro Schools also offers our weekly ECFE programming on Tuesdays during the school year with two sessions daily. Teaching staff provides programming that See LANESBORO Page 4 

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Preschool & Kindergarten Round-up Monday, April 23 6:00 – 7:00 PM 245 South Line Street, Wykoff, MN 55990 (507) 352-4671, Email St. Johns Lutheran School’s mission is to help parents meet the spiritual, academic, and physical needs of their children by providing a Christ-centered learning environment which emphasizes personal Christian growth, academic excellence, and service to God and the community. St. Johns Lutheran School is supported by St. John Lutheran Church, 241 Line St. S., Wykoff, MN 55990

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St. Johns Preschool and Kindergarten Open House

Now in its 30th year, Lanesboro School offers all of its quality early childhood programs in the same building. Photo submitted room at Lanesboro Schools is LANESBORO second to none. For all of Continued from Page 3 our young child programming, can meet the needs of both chil- Lanesboro offers the benefit of dren and their parents in each being housed in the same buildsession, with plenty of opportu- ing. Not only does it provide nities for play and conversation. convenience for our families Lanesboro ECFE also organizes but it allows our staff to work several events each year, gener- together, utilizing each other’s ally seasonally on Saturdays dur- strengths to help our children grow. ing the school year. A key to our children’s school As the summer months begin preparation here in Lanesboro is to appear on our horizon we our preschool program taught are once again preparing for by Lena Bergo. Lena brings our popular Summer Recrethe education and experience ation opportunities. The sumrequired to guide each child to mer brochure will be mailed fulfill their potential. Our 3/4 to residents in mid-May with year old preschool classes run most of the programs beginning two days each week and our 4/5 just after school concludes in year old classes run three days June. If you have any questions per week. Utilizing The Cre- regarding any of our programs: ative Curriculum, Handwrit- ECFE, Child Care, Preschool, ing Without Tears, and other or Summer Recreation, please research-based instructional contact Lanesboro Schools at strategies, the preschool class- (507) 467-2229.

St. Johns Lutheran School in Wykoff will be hosting their Preschool and Kindergarten Open House Monday, April 23, from 6-7 p.m. St. Johns provides students with a strong foundation in academic skills, social abilities, and moral values that they will take with them the rest of their lives. In today’s world a quality education is very important in helping our children succeed in the future. St. Johns is blessed with a talented and dedicated staff that is able to work with each child at the level they are at. Along with loving and caring teachers, St. Johns has tremendous parent involvement which helps provide a wonderful learning experience for each child. Not only is it important that we provide our children with a strong academic education, it is even more important that we are able to help our children grow in their faith. Through the work of the Holy Spirit we are able to provide for them a foundation in Christ that they will take with them the rest of their lives. St. Johns preschool and kindergarten programs are designed to help students grow socially, emotionally, physically, intellectually, and spiritually in an atmosphere where your child will feel acceptance and love. Some of St. Johns early

Students at St. Johns grow in their education and in their faith. Photo submitted childhood goals and objectives include providing an environment that fosters growth in gross and fine motor development at developmentally age-appropriate levels for each child, as well as providing an environment that fosters growth in language, math, science, and sensory skills. They will also provide an opportunity for each child to develop a positive self-image, and positive growth in relationship with peers, adults, and other children. Students will be instructed in developing vocabulary, speaking in sentences, using verbal expressions, following simple directions, as well as

expressing ideas, feelings, and experiences through stories and art. St. Johns Lutheran School is open to all children beginning at age three. Registration forms for preschool, as well as kindergarten or any other grade, are available upon request. Registration is now open, and will continue until classes fill. All forms must be completed and submitted to the school office with the first month’s tuition payment of $110.00 in order to guarantee enrollment in preschool. Preschool days are on Tuesday and Thursday from 8-11 a.m. KinSee ST. JOHNS Page 5 

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would like more information, or would like to pick up registration materials, please feel free to contact the school office at (507) 352-4671, or you may also visit the school website at The Christ-centered education that children receive at St. Johns allows children to recognize and develop those talents and abilities that God has

blessed them with. Children who graduate from St. Johns have a strong foundation in their faith and academics that will guide them the rest of their lives. If you would like

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to meet the teachers and visit the classrooms please make sure to attend the open house on April 23, or call and make an appointment to see what is so special at St. Johns.

Fillmore Central has a variety of offerings for children birth to age 5 Fillmore Central takes pride in the programs that are offered at all levels of child development. Children are continually developing and we know that there are a lot of questions to go with all of these stages. We are very fortunate to be able to offer a variety of programs for families with children birth to five. School Readiness The primary goal of the Fillmore Centrals School Readiness program is to welcome students to the school setting, help them feel comfortable in a classroom and give them the tools to be ready when entering kindergarten. With a 4 Star Parent Aware Rating, parents know that our program goes above and beyond to prepare children for school and life. For more information and resources please visit Our preschool experience is offered to students three to five years of age. Special education students are also integrated into our classrooms, allowing friendships to form and differences to be accepted. A very important piece of our program is offering transporta-

tion for our students and we could not do this without our dear van driver friend Gene. Early Childhood Special Education Program (ECSE) Fillmore Central School Readiness, ECFE and the One Block Child Care Center work side- by side with the ECSE staff and students. Early intervention helps identify any difficulties or delays in the developmental process and intervenes at the very earliest stages to help a child progress to their full potential. Services for students under the age of three are delivered with a family-centered model. Instruction often occurs in the home, with district staff/consultants making home visits to work directly with children and to provide parents with strategies to facilitate child development. Services for students aged three to five are delivered with a center-base approach. A variety of classes are offered to meet the needs of children with various developmental needs. Classes include activities which allowsECSE students the opportunity to learn and play with typically developing peers. Spe-

cialized services are provided within the classroom. If you have concerns about a child’s development or for more in-depth information on your child’s developmental milestones; visit Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) ECFE is geared toward birthfive and exists to strengthen families through the education and support of all parents in providing the best possible environments for the healthy growth and development of their children. We conduct sessions in Harmony and Preston. At every session, children play, sing and get to know new friends, have circle time with songs, stories and activities. Parents share parenting skills and ideas, new and up-to-date information on topics that relate to your child’s development are available, and parents form a support network and friendships. ECFE offers special family events throughout the year geared toward families with young children. We are gearing up for ECFE On-TheGo sessions this summer that will bring educational materials

An always popular activity in the Fillmore Central Pre-K is parachute time! Photo submitted into a daycare setting to spend time with the kids. In celebration of the Week of the Young Child, Fillmore Central ECFE will be sponsoring a free showing of The Bee Movie at the JEM Theatre in Harmony on Tuesday, April 17 at 6 p.m. for children up to age five and their families. One Block at A Time

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Before and after school care for children grades K & up. This program offers professional group care during non-school hours for all children attending school.

2 Star Parent Aware Rated. One Block at a Time Childcare Center is a welldesigned, licensed child care environment to inspire curiosity and enhanced learning. We provide a warm, intimate, secure place for children to learn and explore at their own pace. Five leveled rooms are provided for children 6 weeks of age until entering kindergarten. Staff receive ongoing professional development training on childcare and childdevelopment milestones.

4 Star Parent Aware Rating. Classes offered to children age 3 until entering kindergarten. Staff use research based curriculum to teach your child important skills they will need for kindergarten. S.M.A.R.T. Spaces, STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering & Math. Action 100 reading program. Pathway II scholarships available.

ECSE-Early Childhood Special Education

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School Readiness

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Childcare Center Our mission at One Block at A Time is to provide children with successful starts through healthy, nurturing learning environments. We are currently a 2 Star Parent Aware rated program and are working towards our 4

For children birth to age 6; this program will help strengthen educational expectations and accountability for children with disabilities. Early intervention helps identify any difficulties or delays in the developmental process and intervenes at the very earliest stages to help a child progress to his or her full potential.

ECFE-Early Childhood Family Education

To strengthen families through the education and support of all parents in providing the best possible environment for the healthy growth and development of their children.

YES-Youth Enrichment Studies

YES supports development of social, mental, physical, and creative abilities of schoolage youth. We provide structured, fun youth programs that are designed to promote youth leadership development and help improve academic performance.

Summer Recreation

Our Summer Rec. program offers on-site activities, games, and sporting events, plus special field trips. This is a combined program for both the Harmony & Preston area.

Adult Classes & Events

Quality classes for an adult audience. Our instructors are professional and friendly.

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Star rating. For more information and resources please visit We provide care for children six weeks to five years, Mon-

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day through Friday, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. There are five classrooms to provide age appropriate activities. This well-designed childcare environment follows Minnesota early learning standards to allow kids of all ages to inspire curiosity and enhance their learning.

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All of the staff are state license qualified, CPR/First Aid certified and continue to keep up to date on current child care training. SAC (School Age Childcare) SAC is designed to offer a safe and supervised environment for school aged children. We offer

a variety of activities to channel children’s energies into positive growing experiences. Offering a caring, trusting and relaxed environment, where children can have fun, be adventurous and gain respect for themselves and others.

Community Education In addition to early childhood programs, Fillmore Central Community Education seeks to improve the quality of life by providing lifelong learning opportunities for all members of the community at every age.

Many early childhood opportunities offered at Rushford-Peterson Rushford-Peterson Community Education offers many opportunities for early childhood aged children and their families. Our Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) classes are open to birth to five-year-olds. Parents and children attend the themed classes together. Clases meet on Monday evening from 6-7:15 p.m. and Friday mornings from 9:30-10:45 a.m. Along with offering classes, ECFE also sponsors events the whole family can attend together, as well as events that highlight and celebrate special family rela-

tionships! This school year, families have already enjoyed Little Elves’ Workshop (held in Peterson) and our ECFE Open Gyms. The upcoming special event for this spring include the annual Daddy/Daughter Dance to be held on Sunday, April 22 from 12-2 p.m. R-P Community Education proudly offers the 4 Star Parent Aware Lille By Preschool program to our community. Three-, four-, and five-year-old children attend classes independently from their parents. Lille By (pronounced “Lilla Bee”) is a Norwegian name that means

“Little Town.” Our preschool is an inclusive program. Lille By Preschool is currently accepting preschool registrations for the 2018-19 school year! Please contact the Community Education office for more information. ECFE Special Event information and Lille By Preschool information is included in the ECFE/School Readiness newsletters mailed approximately once a month during the school year to our mailing list. Events are also advertised on our website at under the “Community Ed” tab on the top of the homepage.

Mabel–Canton Early Childhood programs ECFE (Early Childhood Family Education) Our ECFE program offers several Family Fun Night events during the month where parents and children come and interact together. Some of our most popular events have been Pajama Night at the Library, Pizza and

Gym Night, Field Trip to the Fire Station, Scarecrow Night, Dad and Me Building Night, and also our Christmas Party and Egg Hunt. We also offer a Friday morning playgroup twice a month where parents and daycare providers are welcomed to come into the early

childhood classroom with their children and interact, make a craft and enjoy circle, story and snack. Schedule of upcoming ECFE events: • Monday, April 23 ~ Dad & Me Building Night – 6 p.m. Kids, with the help from their

Emily Johnson, Lille By Preschool teacher reads to the class. Photo submitted dads or grandpas (or another good adult friend), will be building a project to take home. Woodworking kits will be available for each child. Dads should bring a hammer and needlenosed pliers. Fee is $5/child, which includes the cost of supplies. Meet in the school lunchroom. • Friday playgroup dates (9:30-11 a.m.): April 27 and

May 4. On select Friday mornings, parents and daycare providers are invited to come to the early childhood classroom between 9:30 and 11 a.m. for a playgroup. Children and parents can play with the toys and other learning materials available and also make a craft. A light snack will be served and See MABEL-CANTON Page 7 

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a story will be read at the end of the playtime. The fee for playgroup is $3 child. If you are a daycare provider, ask for a group rate! Pre–K and preschool classes We are proud to be a Minnesota Parent Aware Program. We currently offer a Kindergarten Readiness (4/5 year olds) where the students meet either two or three times a week. Our Kindergarten Readiness Programs uses the SRA Imagine It reading series and we also visit the school library once a week. We also offer a preschool class twice a week in the morning for

3/4 year olds. Registration for the 2018-2019 school year will be offered first to the currently enrolled students and then new students and their families are encouraged to attend an open house/registration night, which will be held on Monday, May 7 between 5-6:30 p.m. in the early childhood classroom. There is a non-refundable registration fee due at the time of registration. For more information about these programs please check out our school website at www., contact the school office at (507) 4935423 or the Early Childhood Coordinator Amy Hoscheit at (507) 493-5423 ext 127 or email

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ECFE (Early Childhood Family Education) classes provide opportunities for parent and child to explore and play together. Each class includes projects, activities, & circle time. There will also be 30-45 minutes of separation time, giving parents an opportunity to connect and learn together. Sessions are held in the Fall, Winter, & Spring.

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