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Summer & Fall: June 2019-January 2020

Hopkins Early Childhood Programs Early Childhood

Discover ECFE! Low class fee for Parent/Infant classes! See page 5.

Make Childhood Shine

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) Newborn to Age 5 HopkinsSchools.org/Early • 952-988-5000

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Welcome to Hopkins Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) As this catalog arrives in your mailbox, our Harley Hopkins Family Center has begun a construction project which will change the very structure of our building, require an adjustment to our routines, and ultimately improve the very foundation of who we are. What we are currently going through is not unlike the process of becoming a parent!​​ Our early childhood staff supports parents in our community because, when we work together to provide for our children, we give them a strong sense of belonging. This also gives parents a sense of belonging — ­ a sense that families are important, and we can create a base in which to support ourselves as adults and parents. Often this base needs to be created — built — as an adult becomes a new parent. Our ECFE programs offer parents and families a building plan to create this new foundation. We are working to create classes that fit many schedules. In addition to our daytime, weekday classes, we offer Saturday classes, evening classes on Mondays and Tuesdays, and Monthly Meet-Up classes that offer support for parents of preschoolers who would like to continue ECFE, but need a flexible schedule. In addition, our parent workshops and special topics offer information and programs during one-time evening events for parenting topics of interest. We look forward to unveiling our new building in the fall! We are eager to show you our new look, and believe that the changes we are experiencing will create a stronger sense of place for our early childhood families, because you belong in Hopkins. See you in class! Sara Chovan, Early Childhood & Parent Education Programs Coordinator

ECFE Classes, p. 4 • Preschool Options, p. 16 • Resources & Support, p. 22

Registration Information Registration for summer and fall classes begins April 2 at 8:00 a.m. Registration for classes is ongoing until all spaces are filled. Families are welcome to register at any time, space permitting. Please see page 12 for more registration information, or call early childhood staff at 952-988-5000.

Hopkins Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) Our trusted Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) program offers affordable, high quality classes that support you and your young children. Get your questions answered and connect with parents in your community. A typical class meets once a week and includes: • Parent-Child Activity. Time for you and your child to enjoy a classroom filled with developmentally appropriate play and learning activities. You’ll take home new ideas for things you can do together. • Parent Discussion. You’ll meet with other parents and a licensed parent educator to share support, 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 will practice social skills and enjoy music, art, stories, and physical activities. • And there’s more — join us for Special Topics workshops and fun family events (pages 8-11), and many other exciting activities (back cover)! Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are also available for participants. • Our mission. The mission of Early Childhood Family Education is to strengthen families and support the ability of all parents in providing the best possible environment for healthy growth and development of their children. • Our staff. Our experienced ECFE teaching staff is dedicated to parents and children. Teachers hold a degree and state license in Parent Education, Early Childhood Education, or both. • Questions about classes or programs? We are happy to help! Please give parent educator, Kathryn Moore, a call at 952-988-5046, or email Kathryn.Moore@HopkinsSchools.org. Families are welcome to enroll in classes at any time, even after the class has begun, if space is available. We look forward to being a trusted resource for learning, connections, and support for your family. *Note: the word “parent” in this publication refers to adult caregivers responsible for the child.

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ECFE Overview Early Childhood Family Education

How do I choose the right ECFE class? With so many options, there are classes to fit your needs! Aside from our family events and special topics classes, all of our affordable ECFE classes meet once a week. There are day and evening options, and most classes have sibling care. Our classes fall into three categories: non-separating, gradual separating, or separating. Read the descriptions below and then check out our classes on pages 4-11. To determine class fee, see the fee scale on page 5 (for Parent/Infant classes) and page 13 (for all other classes). If you have further questions, please call parent educator Kathryn Moore at 952-988-5046. At Hopkins, families are always welcome! Registration remains open for classes that have already started (if space is available). Please contact us for a prorated fee if you’d like to join a class that has already begun. Non-separating classes: You and your child stay together in the classroom for the entire duration of the class, engaging with them in enriching learning and play activities. A licensed parent educator will lead parent conversations on important topics such as child growth and development, transitioning to parenthood, and how children learn and play. Your child has a chance to play during this supportive group discussion. Gradual-separating classes: In the beginning of gradual-separating classes, you and your child explore activities together for about 30 minutes. Parents will move to a separate room gradually as the class progresses. Separate parent meetings begin with short meeting times and are gradually lengthened. Separating classes: You and your child explore activities together for about 30 minutes. This provides an opportunity to learn new ideas, games, songs, and activities that can be used at home. Then, parents meet in a separate classroom with a licensed parent educator for conversations related to child development and parenting. Parents share ideas and experiences with one another, gaining knowledge, new connections, and support. Meanwhile, your child will participate in age-appropriate activities with a licensed early childhood teacher and a teaching assistant. Children are provided enriching early learning experiences which encourage social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development. A great preparation for preschool! Sibling care is available, if needed, for most classes. Siblings from six months through kindergarten are eligible. Babies who are not yet crawling are welcome to come to class with parents. Sibling care cost is half of the class fee. Immunization information. For ECFE classes 6 weeks or more in length, updated immunization records for your child are due before you and your child participate in the ECFE class. In order to attend ECFE classes, parents must show that they’re in compliance with Minnesota School Immunization Law requirements. Please note: ECFE classes or events shorter than 6 weeks do not require immunization information. See page 15 for more details about immunizations. Parents/guardians may choose to decline immunizations for their children by filing a legal exemption with the school. Copies of the Immunization Record, with directions for filing an exemption, are available in the office at Harley Hopkins Family Center, 125 Monroe Ave. S, Hopkins, MN. See what we’re all about! Watch our video to see ECFE classes in action! Visit HopkinsSchools.org/early, then click “Explore ECFE classes: Watch our video.”

Dates to note:

Fall daytime and evening classes begin the week of September 9, 2019 and end on January 19, 2020 unless otherwise noted. ECFE classes will not be in session the following dates: • October 14-18: Education Minnesota Convention • November 5: Professional development day and election night • November 25-29: Thanksgiving break • December 16-January 3: Winter break

Welcome New Babies!

Hopkins Early Childhood Programs welcomes your new baby and congratulates you on your expanded family. Share your good news with us and receive your free Welcome Packet! Please call Kathryn Moore at 952-988-5046 or email Kathryn.Moore@HopkinsSchools.org.

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ECFE Classes

Early Childhood Family Education

This Summer! You & Your Infant or Toddler ECFE doesn’t stop in the summer! Early Childhood Family Education offers convenient infant and toddler classes this summer; you don’t have to wait until fall to enjoy the benefits of taking a class with your child. While parents and children (newborn to 11 months, or 12 to 20 months) connect and play, a parent educator leads discussions on topics such as growth and development, sleeping habits, nutrition, brain development, and how children learn and play. Perfect for parents on maternity/paternity leave — these are short, 6-week sessions.

Daytime (sibling care is available): Wed., June 12-July 17 • 11:00 am-12:30 pm 0-11 months • non-separate • Mbk. 135

#100-E • Fee I

Evening (sibling care is available): Wed., June 12-July 17 • 4:00-5:15 pm

0-11 months • non-separate • Mbk. 135

Wed., June 12-July 17 • 6:00-7:15 pm

0-11 months • non-separate • Mbk. 135

#100-B • Fee I

Thurs., June 13-July 18 • 4:00-5:15 pm

12-20 months • non-separate • Mbk. 135

#100-C • Fee I

Thurs., June 13-July 18 • 6:00-7:15 pm

12-20 months • non-separate • Mbk. 135

#100-D • Fee I

#100-A • Fee I

No class sessions on July 3-4, sections #100 A-E

New! You & Your 1- to 5-Year-Old Our ECFE format designed with a multi-age focus. Parents of siblings enjoy a class that accommodates the whole family and creates class connections that can last a number of years. Children experience a wide array of ages in the classroom and create relationships that can offer opportunities for building empathy for those younger, and learning from those who are older. Join us for this new class!

Daytime (sibling care is available): Tu., Sept. 10-Jan. 14 • 9:30-11:30 am

12-65 months • grad. separate • Harley 119

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#401-DF • Fee C


You & Your Infant How can I get him to sleep? When will she begin to sit up? How can I tell if he’s hungry? The questions never end during this amazing time of your baby’s early development! Our licensed parent educators have the knowledge and experience to answer all of your important questions. In this class, you’ll meet once a week and connect with other parents and their infants to discuss your questions with a licensed parent educator. This is the perfect way to learn from others, share ideas, engage with your child, and explore what is right for you and your family when it comes to parenting. Perfect for parents on maternity/paternity leave — #107 and #108 are short, 7-week sessions. Sign up for one or both sessions!

Daytime (sibling care is available): Wed., Sept. 11-Jan. 15 • 11:00 am-12:30 pm 7-15 months • non-separate • Harley 135

#106-DF • Fee I

Wed., Sept. 11-Oct. 30 • 11:30 am-1:00 pm 0-11 months • non-separate • Mbk. 135

#107-DFMA • Fee I

Wed., Nov. 6-Jan. 15 • 11:00 am-1:00 pm

0-11 months • non-separate • Mbk. 135

#107-DFMB • Fee I

Fri., Sept. 13-Nov. 1 • 11:00 am-12:30 pm

0-11 months • non-separate • Harley 135

#108-DFA • Fee I

Fri., Nov. 8-Jan. 17 • 11:00 am-12:30 pm

0-11 months • non-separate • Harley 135

#108-DFB • Fee I

Evening — convenient time for both parents to attend together! (sibling care is available): Tu., Sept. 10-Dec. 10 • 5:30-6:30 pm

0-11 months • non-separate • Harley 135

#109-EF • Fee I

Saturday — convenient time for both parents to attend together! (sibling care is available): Sat., Sept. 14-Oct. 23 • 9:00-10:30 am

0-11 months • non-separate • Harley 135

#111-EF • Fee I

You & Your Infant Class Sliding Fee Scale Gross Family Income Schedule I Suggested Fee

Up to $29,999

$30-69,999

$70,000+

$5.00

$10.00

$25.00

Please note new, reduced fees for You & Your Infant class. Fees are per child/class. Sibling Care is one-half the cost of the class. No one will be turned away because of inability to pay. Have twins? See the twins discount policy page 12, listed in Registration Information.

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You & Your 1-Year-Old How can I get her to eat good-for-her foods? Why won’t she share with others? He’s waking up too early — how can I get more sleep? Meet and connect once a week with other parents and their toddlers to discuss your questions with a licensed parent educator in these ongoing ECFE classes. This is the perfect way to meet other parents, learn from others, and discover what is right for you and your family with the guidance of a parent educator and research-based information. Enjoy playing and learning with your toddler as you sing songs, read books, get your fingers into art, and more!

Daytime (sibling care is available): Mon., Sept. 9-Jan. 13 • 9:00-10:30 am

12-23 months • grad. separate • Harley 135

#201-DF • Fee A

Tu., Sept. 10-Jan. 14 • 9:00-10:30 am

12-23 months • non-separate • Harley 135

#202-DF • Fee A

Wed., Sept. 11-Jan. 15 • 9:30-11:00 am

12-23 months • grad. separate • Mbk. 135

#204-DFM • Fee A

Fri., Sept. 13-Jan. 17 • 9:00-10:30 am

12-23 months • grad. separate • Harley 135

#206-DF • Fee A

Evening — convenient time for both parents to attend together! (sibling care is available): Mon., Sept. 9-Nov. 4 • 6:30-7:45 pm

12-23 months • non-separate • Harley 135

#207-EF • Fee B

Tu., Sept. 10-Dec. 17 • 5:30-7:00 pm

12-30 months • grad. separate • Harley 119

#110-EF • Fee A

You & Your 2-Year-Old How can I help him make friends? She’s having temper tantrums — what do I do? Toilet learning — where do I start? There is so much fun to be had as your child interacts with the world at ever-increasing levels! Listen to the giggles as you and your toddler enjoy creative activities, sing songs, play with toys, explore new art forms, and more! Each week, the licensed parent educator will lead discussions on topics you are most interested in, such as sharing, routines, temper tantrums, toilet learning, and child development. Section #302-DF: This section is presented in partnership with the Westwood Hills Nature Center. Join a naturalist from Westwood Hills Nature Center — you and your child will learn about Minnesota’s wildlife, how to be safe and have fun in any weather, and more. We plan to go outside each week, so dress for the weather. Some weeks we will have live animals for you to meet! Section #302-DF only.

Daytime (sibling care is available): Mon., Sept. 9-Jan. 13 • 9:30-11:30 am

30-43 months • separating • Harley 101

Tu., Sept. 10-Jan. 14 • 9:45-11:45 am

24-35 months • separating • Mbk. 135

Wed., Sept. 11-Jan. 15 • 9:30-11:00 am

24-35 months • grad. separate • Harley 119

#304-DF • Fee A

Thurs., Sept. 12-Jan. 16 • 9:00-11:00 am

24-35 months • grad. separate • Harley 119

#305-DF • Fee C

#302-DF • Fee C #303-DFM • Fee C

* ECFE/ECSE Wed. class #304-DF and #305-DF: Team teaching with district special education teachers occurs in this class. Children with special needs are enrolled. Expertise of special educators is available to the whole class.

Evening – convenient time for both parents to attend together! (sibling care is available): Mon., Sept. 9-Dec. 9 • 6:30-8:00 pm

24-35 months • non-separate • Harley 119

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#208-EF • Fee A


You & Your 3- to 5-Year-Old How do I set limits — and stick to them? What do we need to do to get ready for school? How can I help her navigate tricky friend situations? It is so exciting to see your child explore his growing independence! In these once-a-week ECFE classes, you will have time with your child during the first portion of class. Then, you and your child will separate into different classrooms. The preschool curriculum gives her opportunities with social skills, reading, art, stories, science, and more. Your child will discover rich and varied learning stations that engage him while developing school-readiness skills. Meanwhile, parents have the opportunity to develop strong connections with other parents. You’ll learn strategies to support your child’s readiness for kindergarten, and the licensed parent educator will lead discussions on your hot topics, such as sibling rivalry, healthy communication, setting limits, and more. Section #302-DF: This section is presented in partnership with the Westwood Hills Nature Center. Join a naturalist from Westwood Hills Nature Center — you and your child will learn about Minnesota’s wildlife, how to be safe and have fun in any weather, and more. We plan to go outside each week, so dress for the weather. Some weeks we will have live animals for you to meet! Section #302-DF only.

Daytime (sibling care is available): Mon., Sept. 9-Jan. 13 • 9:30-11:30 am

30-43 months • separating • Harley 101

#302-DF • Fee C

Fri., Sept. 13-Jan. 17 • 9:30-11:30 am

36-65 months • non-separate • Harley 101

#402-DF • Fee C

Evening – convenient time for both parents to attend together! (sibling care is available): Mon., Sept. 9-Dec. 9 • 6:30-8:00 pm

36-65 months • separating • Harley 101

#309-EF • Fee A

Spanish & Somali Classes Our same great ECFE format for native Spanish and Somali speakers. Explore the classroom, sing songs, read books, create art, and more! Connect with other Spanish-speaking or Somali parents on topics such as discipline, nutrition, the importance of play, and language development. Available to Hopkins District families only. A Spanish interpreter participates in the Spanish class.

Daytime (sibling care is available): Mon., Sept. 9-Jan. 13 • 9:30-11:15 am

0-5 years, Somali • separating • Harley 119

#413-DF • No cost

Wed., Sept. 11-Jan. 15 • 12:30-2:15 pm

0-5 years, Spanish • separating • Harley 135

#412-DF • No cost

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Music & Movement Together! Babies, Stories & Songs

Enhance your child’s brain development through stories, songs, sensory experiences, and play. Connect with other parents and enjoy reading/telling stories, singing songs, and doing movements with your child. Join us for the fun! Sibling care for older siblings through age 5 available, $5/child. Thurs., Sept. 19-Oct. 10 • 11:30 am-12:15 pm

0-18 months • Harley 135

#717-DF • $5/class, $10/series

Music with MacPhail

Join MacPhail Center for Music as we explore music and movement through play-based, engaging activities! Together we will sing, play, and learn! Sat., Oct. 12 • 10:30-11:15 am

0-8 years • Gatewood Cafeteria #404-DF • Free, registration required Gatewood Elementary, 14900 Gatewood Drive, Mtka.

Family Stay & Play Engage in a fun-filled playtime with your child! Fun option for grandparents and grandchildren, too! Attend any or all of these fun-filled sessions. Each 4- or 5-week section has a different exciting theme: Hands and Feet Fun: Can your fingers do the walking? Experience textures on your toes and make your prints into pictures. Use your hands and feet to unravel mysteries, create art, and explore your world. Stories That Come Alive: Favorite childhood tales come alive through art and activities. Young Scientists: Explore STEM: Explore STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) concepts through interactive fun, building projects, and art activities. Two registration choices are available for Family Stay & Play classes: 1) Register for the entire series, 8 spaces available, or 2) Register for individual classes only. Registration for individual classes can be made during the week prior to the date by calling 952-988-5000. Please bring check payable to: ISD #270 or exact dollar amount to each session.

Daytime (sibling care is not available): Fri., Sept. 13-Oct. 11 • 11:00 am-12:30 pm

0-5 years • Hands & Feet • Harley 119

#504-DF • $5 per class

Fri., Oct. 25-Nov. 15 • 11:00 am-12:30 pm

0-5 years • Stories • Harley 119

#505-DF • Fee: $5 per class

Fri., Nov. 29-Jan. 10 • 11:00 am-12:30 pm

0-5 years • STEM • Harley 119

#506-DF • Fee: $5 per class

There is a special rate of $15 for each 4-week series (#505-DF and #506-DF) or $20 for the 5-week series (#504-DF). Sign up for one or all three!

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Parenting Workshops Battling the Screen Time Takeover Amy Zitur, MOT, OTR/L, and Jennifer Gallagher, M.S. CCC-SLP Explore the risks of excessive screen time and how it impacts child development and learning. You will walk away with alternative activity ideas using what you already have at home. Parent-only class. For parents of children ages birth to five years. Thurs., Sept. 26 • 6:00-7:30 pm

Harley 125

#711-DF • $10/person, $15/household

Monthly Parent Meet-Up Betsey Matas, MA, licensed parent educator (morning series) Angela Sandok, M.Ed, licensed parent educator (evening series) Do you wish you had a group of parents you could talk with to discuss the joys and challenges of raising your 3- to 6-year-old child? Do you want the parent education benefit of an ECFE class but would like a more flexible schedule? Meet and connect once a month with other parents and dive deep into your hot parenting topics. Parent-only class. For parents of children three to six years. Morning series: Sept. 26, Oct. 24, Nov. 21 • 9:45-11:15 am

Harley 142

#735-DF • $15/series

Evening series: Sept. 26, Oct. 24, Nov. 21 • 6:00-7:30 pm

Harley 142

#736-EF • $15/series

Parenting with the Brain in Mind Rani Murdoch Zappa, M. Ed, licensed parent educator Explore revolutionary strategies to nurture your child’s developing mind as presented in the book The Whole Brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel, MD and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D. Find solutions for everyday parenting struggles while also developing and nurturing your own emotional intelligence. Materials and books will be provided.​ Parent-only class. For parents of children ages two to eight years. Thurs., Oct. 24-Nov. 7 • 9:30-11:00 am

Harley 125

#712-DF • $15/series

The Peaceful Home Cheryl Forse, licensed parent educator, certified positive discipline trainer Are you tired of yelling, arguing, and fighting with your kids when you try to get them to do things? Do you wish there was a way to make them want to cooperate? Come learn how to invite cooperation! Gain tools to forge a closer bond and ideas on how to get things done without the battle. Parent-only class. For parents of children ages birth to eight years. Thurs., Nov. 7 • 6:30-8:00 pm

Harley 125

#701-EF • $10/person, $15/household

So Your Child is Going to Kindergarten! Rani Murdoch Zappa, M. Ed, licensed parent educator This parent-only workshop is designed to help parents understand what their kindergarten child will experience in kindergarten at Hopkins Public Schools. Hear from a Hopkins elementary principal and participate in a facilitated conversation with a licensed parent educator. Learn more about kindergarten curriculum and examples of activities, the importance of social skills, and how to help prepare your child for kindergarten. Parent-only class. For parents of children ages three to five years. Thurs., Nov. 14 • 6:30-8:00 pm

Harley 125

#703-EF • $10/person, $15/household

Mental Health and Young Children JoAnne Hoffman, MD​, and Liz Hass, ARPN Learn about some of the mental health issues we know are affecting young children today, including anxiety, ADD, and ADHD. Explore how children’s social interactions as well as academic expectations may affect a student’s mental health. Discover strategies and practices that reinforce coping mechanisms around stressful situations for both children and parents. Parent-only class. For parents of children ages four to eight years. Thurs., Nov. 21 • 9:30-11:00 am

Harley 125

#720-DF • $10/person, $15/household

Limited child care available at Parenting Workshops and Monthly Meet-Up for children ages 6 months to kindergarten, $5/child. Register online or call 952-988-5000.

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Free for you! Special Topic Classes Baby & Me Yoga Kelly Shay, certified yoga instructor, advanced prenatal training Baby Yoga provides stretching and exercises to strengthen growing muscles, along with the benefits of touch and relaxation. Babies ages 6 weeks to 9 months are welcome. Please bring a baby blanket and a yoga mat or towel. A limited number of mats will be available for families who do not have one. Thurs., Sept. 19 • 5:30-6:15 pm

Harley 135

#722-EF • Free, registration required

Toddler & Me Yoga Kelly Shay, certified yoga instructor, advanced prenatal training What better way to exert that lively toddler energy than in a class filled with breathing, singing, socializing, and movement! . Appropriate for toddlers crawling to 36 months. Please bring a yoga mat or towel. A limited number of mats will be available for families who do not have one. Thurs., Oct. 17 • 5:30-6:15 pm

Harley 127

#727-EF • Free, registration required

Preschool Yoga Kelly Shay, certified yoga instructor, advanced prenatal training Through storytelling, developmental movement, breathing exercises, and body awareness, preschoolers will gain self-regulation strategies and increase strength, flexibility, and coordination.​Appropriate for children 36 to 66 months. Please bring a yoga mat or towel. A limited number of mats will be available. Thurs., Nov. 14 • 5:30-6:30 pm

Harley 127

#729-EF • Free, registration required

Infant Massage Kara Quist, pediatric physical therapist and certified infant massage instructor The loving touch of parents encourages bonding. It also encourages deeper, longer sleep patterns in babies, enhances growing and healing, soothes fussiness and colic, and relieves the discomfort of reflux, teething, and gas. Babies newborn to crawling are welcome. Please bring a mat or blanket. Wed., Oct. 2 • 6:00-7:00 pm

Harley 135

#713-EF • Free, registration required

Introductory First Aid for Infants and Children Tina Goralczyk, BS, RN, PHN Bumps, scrapes and bruises — all children get them! Learn basic first aid tips and how to treat emergencies such as choking and allergies. Tina Goralczyk has more than 15 years experience as both a pediatric and public health nurse, and she is a certified American Heart Association instructor for first aid and CPR. This class does not offer certification. Parent only class; for parents of children ages newborn to five years. Tu., Oct. 8 • 6:30-7:30 pm

Harley 125

#731-EF • Free, registration required

Yum! Healthy Nutrition in the Early Years Tanya Hilliard, APRN, CPNP Explore feeding patterns of infants and toddlers, types and amounts of food to serve, and ways to avoid picky eating with a pediatric nurse practitioner from Childrens Minnesota. Parent only class; for parents of children ages newborn to two years. Wed., Oct. 9 • 6:00-7:00 pm

Harley 125

#719-EF • Free, registration required

Baby Sign Language Angela Hart, M. Ed., licensed parent educator Baby sign language is a great way to communicate with your baby! Learn some signs that will help get you started, and end with songs and finger plays that incorporate baby signs. For parents and babies 4-15 months old. Thurs. Oct. 10 • 6:00-7:00 pm

Harley 135

#730-EF • Free, registration required

Limited child care available at Special Topics classes for children ages 6 months to kindergarten, $5/child. Register online or call 952-988-5000.

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Family Events Vroom! Vroom! Vehicle Fair & Open House

Free event! Explore city vehicles, enjoy activities, and more! Explore a police car, fire truck, front-end loader, and more. Enjoy face painting and fun classroom activities through the Harley Hopkins Family Center. Friday, Sept. 6 • 5:30-7:00 pm

0-5 years • Harley

Free event

Music with MacPhail

Join MacPhail Center for Music as we explore music and movement through play-based, engaging activities! Together we will sing, play, and learn! Sat., Oct. 12 • 10:30-11:15 am

0-8 years • Gatewood Cafeteria #404-DF • Free, registration required Gatewood Elementary, 14900 Gatewood Drive, Mtka.

Puppet Story Time!

Laugh out loud as the puppets from Westwood Hills Nature Center tell a story in their animated comical style. After the show you’ll get the chance to touch and see a few reptiles and amphibians from the nature center. Tues. Oct. 15 • 9:30-10:30 am

0-5 years • Harley 127

#710-DF • $5/Family

Young People’s Concert with the Hopkins High School Orchestra Free concert featuring kid-friendly music and an instrument petting zoo!

Wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal to this popular annual event! Experience an instrument petting zoo and other fun activities. Presented by the Hopkins High School Orchestra. Free event, no registration required. Questions? Contact Hopkins High School orchestra director, Alison Swiggum, at 952-988-4574. Thursday, Oct. 24 • 5:45-6:30 pm

Hopkins High School, 2400 Lindbergh Dr., Minnetonka

Free event

Spotlight on our early childhood staff Meet Jessica Lindblom, Early Childhood Enrollment Connecting the community and helping to inform families are two of Jessica Lindblom’s favorite things about working for Hopkins Public Schools. In March, she joined the early childhood enrollment team, and she is excited to put her enthusiasm for supporting families to work. Jessica has a bachelor’s degree in marketing and business administration, but she has a passion for studying the psychology of child development and social behaviors. For several years she has enjoyed helping out as a parent volunteer at both east and west metro school districts. She resides in Minnetonka with her family. Her two boys attend schools in the Hopkins School District where they are involved in several activities. One of Jessica’s favorite things to do is attend her boys’ basketball, soccer, and wrestling events. In her free time, she likes watching movies, listening to music, dancing, and cooking.​ Jessica is ready to help you enroll your child in Hopkins Preschools. Please contact her with your enrollment and registration questions at 952-988-4342 or email Jessica at: Jessica.Lindblom@HopkinsSchools.org.

Fill your child’s summer with fun and learning!

2019 Summer Kaleidoscope Preschool now enrolling Join us for hands-on learning experiences with literacy activities, songs, games, art, STEM, dramatic play, social experiences, and outdoor exploration. Now enrolling for summer 2019! Tuition: $250. Limited financial assistance available for qualifying families. Half-day program for 3- to 5-year-olds

June 18-July 18, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Tanglen Elementary

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ECFE Registration Information ECFE registrations received online, in-person, or by mail on or after Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. will be placed in classes on a first come, first served basis. Families are welcome to register for classes at any time throughout the year, if space is available.

Online Register online with Visa, Discover, or MasterCard at: www.HopkinsSchools.org/Early

Registration Form is on page 14. or visit: HopkinsSchools.org/Early

By Mail or In Person Stop by our office with your completed form along with your check, or mail your completed registration forms to: Harley Hopkins Family Center 125 Monroe Ave. S., Hopkins, MN 55343

Registration Information

Cancellations & Refunds

Please select classes based on your child’s age as of September 9, 2019. Registration continues until classes are full.

No refunds are given for emergency or weather closings or for days missed due to illness or vacation.

Payment can be made by cash, check, VISA, DISCOVER, or MASTERCARD at the time of registration. Online registration required for credit card payments. Checks payable to: ISD #270. If sibling care is offered for your chosen class, please complete the information on the registration form. Payment is required at the time of registration. Sibling care cost is half the class fee for each child in sibling care. You will be notified by phone and/or email to confirm your enrollment. Enrollment limits: Families are eligible to register for a second semester-long class for each child on September 16, 2019. There is no limit on special topics, events, or classes less than 12 weeks.

We reserve the right to cancel a class due to low enrollment. If a class or child care is cancelled due to low enrollment, a full refund will be given, including fees for sibling care.

Cancellation Policy: 12, 13, and 14 week classes: All registrations will be considered final after the third week of class, and no refunds will be given after that time. Ongoing classes less than 12 weeks: All registrations will be considered final after the second week of class, no refunds will be given after that time.

Have twins? Families registering twins for the same class may register the second child for half the class fee. Please call our office to make payment arrangements. 952-988-5000.

Weather Closings Hazardous weather conditions may prevent us from holding classes. When Hopkins Public Schools are closed or delayed, ECFE classes may not meet. Listen to WCCO radio 830 AM for school closings, call 952-988-4019 or 952988-5000, or visit HopkinsSchools.org.

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Fee Information Affordable Classes This is a suggested fee scale; however we value your participation and so we invite you to choose any amount that you are comfortable with — no one is turned away for inability to pay. Fees are determined by locating your gross yearly family income on the scale, then locating the schedule of the class. Your suggested fee is at the intersection on the chart. The sibling care fee is half the amount paid for the class, per child. Please call 952-988-5000 to discuss a fee option that would be a better fit for your family. There is no better investment than your child! ​

Sliding Fee Scale

(sibling care is one-half the cost of the class) Category Suggested Fee Scale Gross Family Income

Schedule A

Schedule B

Schedule C

1 ¼ -1 ½ Hr class

1 ¼ -1 ½ Hr class

2 Hr class

12-14 wk class

6-8 wk class

12-14 wk class

1

Up to $14,999

$ 16.00

$ 8.00

$ 20.00

2

$ 15-29,999

51.00

26.00

71.00

3

$ 30-49,999

71.00

36.00

102.00

4

$ 50-69,999

132.00

66.00

163.00

5

$ 70-94,999

156.00

79.00

204.00

6

$ 95-109,999

186.00

93.00

240.00

7

$ 110,000+

212.00

106.00

274.00

Fees are per child/class. This is a suggested fee scale; we invite you to choose any amount that you are comfortable with. Have twins? See the twins discount policy page 12, listed in Registration Information.

ECFE Locations The Hopkins Early Childhood Family Education program holds classes at two locations:

Harley Hopkins Family Center 125 Monroe Ave. South Hopkins, MN 55343

952-988-5000 Fax: 952-988-5037

Meadowbrook Elementary School campus 5430 Glenwood Ave. Golden Valley, MN 55422 Look for the Early Childhood Programs building facing Glenwood Ave. Enter Door AA on the backside of building.

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Registration Form Register online at any time! HopkinsSchools.org/Early Hopkins Public Schools ECFE Class registration (Early Childhood Family Education) Mail completed form to: Harley Hopkins Family Center, ECFE, 125 Monroe Ave. S., Hopkins, MN 55343 • Please use one form per child. (Additional forms are available at the Harley Hopkins ECFE office.) • Please include a separate check for each class. Include Sibling Care fees if appropriate. • Questions about how to complete this form? Please call us at 952-988-5000.

Family Information

• Please Print Clearly •

First Parent Name ________________________________________________________________________ q Check if attending class first middle initial last Second Parent Name ______________________________________________________________________ q Check if attending class first middle initial last Child’s Name _____________________________________________________________ Date of Birth ___________   q Male    q Female first middle initial last Address ______________________________________________ City _____________________________ Zip _______________ Phone: Home: ________________________ Work ______________________________ Cell ____________________________ Email (print clearly) _______________________________________________________________________________________ Child’s Country of Origin ___________________________________________________________________________________ Check here to receive our E-News. q Yes, I would like to receive parenting information, special offers, and promotions from Hopkins Community Education Early Childhood via email. I understand that my email address will not be shared without my permission. Additional Siblings in family: Name _________________________________________________ Date of Birth ______________  q Male   q Female first last Name _________________________________________________ Date of Birth ______________  q Male       q Female first last

Course Registration Information

Class Title

Class No.

Day(s) Class Meets

Class Time

1st Choice ____________________________________ _________ _________ _________

Class Fee

*Sibling Care Fee

Sub Total

$________ $________ $________

2nd Choice____________________________________ _________ _________ _________ $________ $________ $________ Topic Class____________________________________ _________ _________ _________ $________ $________ $________ Topic Class____________________________________ _________ _________ _________ $________ $________ $________ *Sibling fee is ½ the class fee TOTAL $________ If your 1st or 2nd choice is not available, please list two alternate class choices: Wait List Class #1: _____________________________________

Wait List Class #2: _________________________________________

Sibling Care Registration Registration is required for Sibling Care. At 6 months of age siblings must attend Sibling Care. Name___________________________________________________________ Birthdate ________________ Class No. ________________ Name___________________________________________________________ Birthdate ________________ Class No. ________________ Is your child receiving Early Intervention Services (optional) q Yes If yes, what kinds of intervention services is he/she receiving:

q No

We are residents of the Hopkins Public Schools District or have already been accepted as an open-enrolled family into this school district. q Yes q No Are you new to Hopkins ECFE?

q Yes

q No

How did you find out about ECFE? ___________________________________________________________________________________

Payment Information Make online payments at www.HopkinsCommunityEd.org, or you may pay in person at Harley Hopkins Family Center main office. q Check: Checks payable to ISD 270

Check No. __________________

q Cash: (do not mail cash) _________________ Date ______________

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Dear Parents, The State of Minnesota is requesting personally identifiable data about your family that is similar to the same data for students enrolled in kindergarten through grade 12. Data will always be handled and protected by state and federal education data privacy laws. Only aggregated information that does not identify individual children will be published. The information from this data will help the Minnesota Department of Education demonstrate the benefits of investing in young children by increasing reading and math scores, establishing a strong foundation for lifelong achievement and success.

Student (*required Information) *Student name: _______________________________________________________________________________ *Immunizations Up-to-Date: (Yes/No): __________ *Ethnicity: Hispanic/Latino (Yes/No): __________________ *Race: Check all that apply: q American Indian or Alaska Native q Asian q Black or African American q Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander q White q Other _______________________________________ *Primary Language: ________________________________ *Birth Country ______________________________ *Date of Birth (MM/DD/YYYY): ________________________ McKinney-Vento Homeless (Yes/No): ____________

Person Registering (*required Information) *Name _______________________________________________________________________________________ Date of Birth (MM/DD/YYYY): ____________________

*Relationship to child, check one: q Guardian-Male

q Foster Father

q Guardian-Female

Education Background, check one: q Associate’s Degree

q Father

q Other Relative-Male

q Foster Mother

q Doctoral Degree q Master’s Degree

q Some College, but no degree

q Mother

q Other Relative-Female q Bachelor’s Degree

q High School Diploma

q Some high school, no diploma q Some elementary and middle school, none beyond eighth grade

Employment Status, check one:

q Employed more than 25 hrs/week q Employed less than 25 hrs/week

q Unemployed, seeking employment

q Unemployed, not seeking employment

Yearly Household Income: ____________________ Number of People in your Household: ______________ *Receiving Interpreter Assistance (Yes/No): __________

*Classroom Volunteer Type, check one: q Parent Advisory Council volunteer

q Not volunteering

q Classroom volunteer

q Other _______________________________

PROGRAM REGISTRATION (to be completed by District) * State Student I.D. # ____________________________________________________ * Program Name: Circle One: ECFE

ECSE Registration Date: _________________

Count of Classes: _________________ *Fee Status, check one:

q Full Fee

* Funding Source: Circle One:

q Reduced Fee

q Parent Fee

q ECFE

q No Fee q ECSE

* Special Needs or Delay NOT eligible for Special Education: Check one below: q Child has special needs but is not eligible for special education services q Child does not have special needs; is not eligible for special education services

Immunization information for participating in ECFE classes: For classes 6 weeks or more in length, updated immunization records for your child are due before you and your child participate in the ECFE class. In order to attend ECFE classes, parents must show that they’re in compliance with Minnesota School Immunization Law requirements. Please note: ECFE classes or events shorter than 6 weeks do not require immunization information. There are two ways you can submit your child’s immunization record: 1) Ask your child’s physician for a copy of the current immunization record: Fax it to 952-988-5349, attn: ECFE 2) Drop it off at Harley Hopkins Family Center, 125 Monroe Ave. S, Hopkins Parents/guardians may choose to decline immunizations for their children by filing a legal exemption with the school. Copies of the Immunization Record, with directions for filing an exemption, are available in the office at Harley Hopkins Family Center, 125 Monroe Ave. S, Hopkins, MN.

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Welcome to Hopkins Preschools Inspiring a love for discovery and learning in our students

Now enrolling for summer 2019 and school year 2019-20

Full- and half-day preschool programs for your 3- to 5-year-old, plus extended-day options for flexible scheduling. Hopkins preschools are unparalleled At Hopkins, your child will discover a welcoming environment designed to create excitement around learning. Our Reggio Emilia-based curriculum promotes curiosity, collaborative learning, and the development of the whole child.

Reggio Emilia curriculum Hopkins Preschools and Stay & Explore extended day program are inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach. Developed in Italy, this educational philosophy is designed to provide a foundation for lifelong learning. Our preschool programs help your child learn critical thinking skills while developing social skills. Projects often originate from children’s interests or ideas, and teachers guide the project into an academic and STEM focus as we prepare children for kindergarten.

Flexible options — half- to full-day Choose from full or half day, school-year, summer, or year-round options. Add Stay & Explore extended-day options to your child’s half-day preschool session for flexibility when you need it. Located at seven sites in Minnetonka, Hopkins, and Golden Valley. Our full-day Stepping Stones Preschool is open from 6:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

What makes our Hopkins Preschools exceptional: • Curriculum. Our discovery-based curriculum expands on the interests of our students and guides them into deeper academic and social learning experiences. • The environment. Creative, engaging classrooms and nature-oriented playgrounds encourage exploration and inspire our youngest learners. • Our well-trained teachers. Not only do all of our lead teachers hold a master’s or bachelor’s degree, they have extensive experience in creating nurturing surroundings that spark curiosity and enhance learning. • Social and emotional growth. Children make academic and social connections to school, while creating long-lasting relationships with peers and caring educators. • Preparation for kindergarten. Our preschool program prepares children for kindergarten and beyond, and inspires a lifelong love for learning and discovering.

Registration information for summer 2019 and the 2019-20 school year

Hopkins Preschools are accepting applications for summer and school year enrollment. Registration is ongoing based on space availability. Please contact Jessica Lindblom, preschool enrollment specialist, for questions about reserving your child’s space: 952-988-4342 or email Jessica.Lindblom@HopkinsSchools.org.

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Stay & Explore with us!

Extend your child’s half-day Kaleidoscope Preschool session up to a full day at select sites

Build your child’s schedule from 6:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. at select sites. Stay, learn, and explore with us — flexible options for your 4- to 5-year-old are available at select Kaleidoscope Preschool sites to extend your child’s day to fit your needs. Register for your Kaleidoscope Preschool choice. When your Kaleidoscope registration is confirmed by email, you can register for Stay & Explore extended-day options to create a custom schedule. Questions? Please contact Jessica Lindblom, preschool enrollment specialist, at 952-988-4342 or email Jessica.Lindblom@HopkinsSchools.org

Find out more about Stay & Explore extended-day options and register: Call 952-988-4342 or visit HopkinsSchools.org/preschool

Schedule your child’s Early Childhood Screening Early childhood screenings are a quick, simple check of how your child is growing, developing, and learning. A screening is strongly recommended when your child is between 3 and 4 years old. Screening early supports your child’s readiness for kindergarten. Questions? Please call Lori Abel, RN, LSN, CNP at 952-988-5017.

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One-to-one visit with a parent educator In your home, our office, by phone, or email!

Schedule a one-to-one visit and get help with your questions or concerns. Need new ideas for play-and-learn activities for your child? We have those, too! Have a question about parenting? Wonder what normal development looks like? Need a new strategy for handling a difficult behavior? Whether you are a veteran parent or a new mother, father, grandparent, or caregiver and you need some support or parenting ideas, please call us to schedule a free, one-to-one visit with a licensed parent educator. Parenting can be challenging — we are here to help! We’ll listen to your concerns and provide feedback and resources to help. Possible topics for a personal visit might be: • Tantrums, crying, and calming

• Potty training

• Establishing routines, rules, and logical consequences

• Sibling relationships

• Child-proofing your relationship

• Learning through play

• Blues and depression

• Nutrition and sleep habits

To schedule your free one-to-one appointment, please call Kathryn Moore at 952-988-5046 or email Kathryn.Moore@HopkinsSchools.org

Savory Story Time Helping Us Grow (HUG) and Hopkins Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) invite you and your family to join us for a free meal and a story time for the kids! Come for a meal, a chance to visit with other parents with infants (birth-24 months) from Hopkins Public Schools, and share a story and play time with the children. Older siblings are welcome. Choose a new, free book for each child to take home. Led by parent educator, Angela Hart M. Ed., and early childhood teacher, Katie Clark, M.A. Harley Hopkins Family Center 125 Monroe Ave. S., Hopkins Story Time & Dinner at Harley, 5:45-7 p.m. Thursday, September 12 Wednesday, October 23 Story Time & Breakfast at Harley, 9:30-10:45 a.m. Saturday, September 28 Saturday, November 16 Saturday, December 14

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An RSVP is required:

To make a reservation, call Kathryn at 952-988-5046 or email Kathryn.Moore@HopkinsSchools.org Watch for future invitations in your mail! These dinners are offered until your baby is 24 months old.


Welcome to Hopkins Public Schools Every child in Hopkins deserves a brilliant future. Meet your superintendent, Dr. Rhoda Mhiripiri-Reed Dr. Rhoda Mhiripiri-Reed warmly welcomes your family to Hopkins Public Schools! Dr. Mhiripiri-Reed is thrilled to lead Hopkins Public Schools and move teaching and learning in our District from Great To World Class. She is also a parent of two children attending school at Hopkins. Her background includes a doctoral degree from Harvard, a master’s degree from the University of Minnesota, and a bachelor’s degree from Yale. Her goals as superintendent include continuing and strengthening the District’s E-12 program excellence, emboldening an already strong Hopkins identity, and moving Hopkins from Great to World Class through a bold new vision. Explore Hopkins’ Great to World Class initiative, visit HopkinsSchools.org/worldclass.

Creative thinkers

Explorers

Confident voices

Curious minds

Grades K-6: Hopkins kindergarten and elementary program For our youngest learners, our all-day kindergarten program provides a strong foundation in literacy, math, science, social studies, Spanish, music, art, STEM, and physical education. The expertise and experience of our talented kindergarten teachers prepares students for a successful experience in first grade and beyond. Hopkins curriculum is rigorous and responsive, allowing each student to reach his or her potential and receive a personalized learning experience. Some highlights include: • STEM learning begins in kindergarten. • Spanish language instruction is integrated in the curriculum of all K-6 classrooms. • Every Hopkins elementary school offers orchestra and band. • A full-time gifted and talented coordinator in each school ensures that rigorous opportunities are provided in core subjects starting in kindergarten.

Attending kindergarten in fall 2019? Join us for these events: Kindergarten Bridge events in May Kindergarten Bridge events are a great way to help your child become comfortable in a kindergarten classroom at their school. Kindergarten Bridge events are free — register online at HopkinsCommunityEd.org or call 952-988-5000. Playground Nights in August Help your child get excited for the start of school! Check your school's online calendar for date and time.

Grades 7-9: Creating global learning experiences at Hopkins junior highs through the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme Hopkins Public Schools junior highs are authorized IB (International Baccalaureate) World Schools. Each school has fully implemented the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) in grades seven, eight, and nine. Designed for students ages 11 to 16, the MYP provides a framework for learning that encourages students to become creative, critical, and reflective thinkers. It fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding, and global engagement. IB curriculum increases understanding of languages and cultures, explores globally significant ideas and issues, and provides students with an exciting set of tools to expand and increase rigor in universal and authentic ways. Find out more at HopkinsSchools.org/HopkinsIB.

Grades 10-12: Hopkins High School: amazing course choices, extraordinary teachers, innovative learning opportunities Hopkins High School offers approximately 250 courses in 15 subject areas. These courses are one to four terms in length in an innovative four-block schedule that offers students maximum choices. It allows: • Students to fit in numerous Advanced Placement (AP) and advanced courses, while still being in one or more music groups, art classes, and electives. • Students to take two levels of math, science, or world language in a single year, meaning many students take levels 5 and 6 of world languages, and can accelerate their math and science. • Hopkins is one of the few high schools that offers six levels of world languages. Extensive AP Program Hopkins High School has one of the most extensive Advanced Placement programs in the state. We offer more than 20 AP courses to all Hopkins students, along with over 10 College in the Schools classes.

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Hop-Kids

Preschool-age enrichment classes! Hop-Kids: Preschool-age play & learn! A joint partnership of Hopkins-Minnetonka Recreation Services and Hopkins Public Schools Community Education.

Philosophy:

Hop-Kids provides preschool-age children opportunities for playing and learning that are fun, nurturing, and safe. We believe children learn best through meaningful, interactive play. Our classes offer an introduction to a variety of sport fundamentals, play adventures, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) skills taught by passionate instructors who encourage curiosity, discovery, and problem-solving in a stimulating, structured, and fun environment.

Create & perform Art & Dance Father’s Day Gift Making

Ages 1 ½-6 Kidcreate Studio Let your little one surprise dad this Father’s Day with a hand-made card! You and your child will create a card in the shape of a toolbox. The two of you will paint, cut, draw, and glue to create this fantastic card for your favorite handyman. Come and create right along with your child. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. #3040201-01: 1 session - limit 5 $18 Sat., June 8 9:30-10:30 am Minnetonka Community Center, Minnetonka Mills Rm

Old MacDonald Had a Farm

Ages 1 ½-6 Kidcreate Studio Combine your child’s love of art and music in this fun-filled class! Sing along with us as we create an adorable barnyard scene inspired by one of your child’s favorite songs, “Old MacDonald Had a Farm.” Come and create right along with your child. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. #3040202-01: 1 session - limit 5 $18 Tues., Aug. 6 9:30-10:30 am Minnetonka Community Center, St. Alban’s Room

Wish Upon A Ballet: Mary Poppins®

Ages 3-6 Mayer Arts Enjoy a complete fairy tale experience as dancers skip, leap, jump, and spin. Children will learn an appreciation of dance and music, while developing strength and flexibility. Family and friends are invited to a special performance at the end of each session. Come join the fun! Girls and boys will need ballet shoes. Shoes will be available to order at the first day of class for an additional fee. #3040401-01: 6 sessions - limit 7 $56 Mon., July 8-Aug. 12 5:30-6:15 pm #3040401-02: 6 sessions - limit 7 $56 Mon., July 8-Aug. 12 6:15-7:00 pm #3040401-03: 6 sessions - limit 7 $56 Thurs., July 11-Aug. 15 5:30-6:15 pm #3040401-04: 6 sessions - limit 7 $56 Thurs., July 11-Aug. 15 6:15-7:00 pm Hopkins Center for the Arts, Room 218, all sections

Check online for more Hop-Kids classes and watch for your summer Hop-Kids brochure. Dates and times subject to change from this catalog’s mail date. See online for complete details.

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Move it, move it! Sports & Adventure Game On!

Ages 4-6 Sports Unlimited We will introduce campers to their favorite playground games! Kids will be divided by age and skill level when possible. All equipment provided. Please bring sunscreen, water bottle, and a snack. #3152601-01: 4 sessions - limit 15 $72 Mon.-Thurs., June 10-13 9:00-11:00 am Lone Lake Park Soccer Field

Little Swingers Golf

Ages 5-6 RevSports Kids will be introduced to the fundamentals of golf in a fun and casual setting. Driving, chipping, and putting will be taught in a fun and interactive format. No equipment necessary. #3220301-01: 4 sessions - limit 6 $39 Tues., June 11-July 2 11:00 am-12:00 pm #3220301-02: 4 sessions - limit 6 $39 Tues., July 23-Aug. 13 11:00 am-12:00 pm Glen Lake Golf Course, all sections

Ninja Warrior

RevSports Develop agility, balance, coordination, speed, and strength skills to accomplish the obstacle course challenges. Obstacle concepts are set-up in a safe, age-appropriate design. This is a parent-child class. No equipment necessary. Wednesdays, Ages 2-3 #3220601-01: 5 sessions - limit 8 $55 Wed., June 12-July 17, no class July 3 9:00-9:45 am #3220601-02: 5 sessions - limit 8 $55 Wed., July 24-Aug. 21 9:00-9:45 am Wednesdays, Ages 3-5 #3220601-03: 5 sessions - limit 8 $55 Wed., June 12-July 17, no class July 3 9:45-10:30 am #3220601-04: 5 sessions - limit 8 $55 Wed., July 24-Aug. 21 9:45-10:30 am Wednesdays, Ages 4-6 #3220601-05: 5 sessions - limit 8 $55 Wed., June 12-July 17, no class July 3 10:30-11:15 am #3220601-06: 5 sessions - limit 8 $55 Wed., July 24-Aug. 21 10:30-11:15 am Wednesdays, Ages 5-7 #3220601-07: 5 sessions - limit 8 $55 Wed., June 12-July 17, no class Jul. 3 11:15 am-12:00 pm #3220601-08: 5 sessions - limit 8 $55 Wed., July 24-Aug. 21 11:15 am-12:00 pm Glen Lake Skate Park, 14350 Excelsior Blvd, Minnetonka, all sections

T-Ball

RevSports The focus of this class will be on helping each player become more confident with the necessary skills of the game. Weekly topics will incorporate catching, throwing, base running, batting, and more! All ability levels are welcome. This is a parent-child class. No equipment necessary. Mondays, Ages 2-3 #3220201-01: 5 sessions - limit 8 $55 Mon., June 3-July 1 5:15-5:45 pm #3220201-04: 5 sessions - limit 8 $55 Mon., July 15-Aug. 12 5:15-5:45 pm #3220201-10: 5 sessions - limit 8 $55 Mon., July 15-Aug. 12 5:45-6:30 pm Alice Smith Elementary Softball Field, all sections

Check online for more Hop-Kids classes including soccer, basketball, flag football, baseball, dance, music, STEM camps, and more! Dates and times subject to change from this catalog’s mail date. See online for complete details.

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Resources & Support New baby? Get your free Welcome Packet! Welcome to Hopkins Public Schools

Experience an ECFE class! Want to try out a Hopkins ECFE class before you sign up?

We are so happy you are part of the Hopkins Public Schools community — let us know who you are! Visit HopkinsSchools.org/census or call us at 952-988-4100 if:

Schedule a free class visit!

• Your family has grown with addition of another child. • You do not receive this publication in the mail. • You are a new resident to Hopkins Public Schools.

Schedule your free classroom visit today

If your child is in the district’s database, you will receive all mailings from the school district that are pertinent to your family, including this Early Childhood catalog.

Meet other parents, engage with your child, and enjoy conversations with our licensed parent educators at a complimentary class visit. To schedule your complimentary class visit, please call Kathryn Moore at 952-988-5046 or send an email to: Kathryn.Moore@HopkinsSchools.org.

To receive your Welcome Packet, please call Kathryn at 952-988-5046 or email Kathryn.Moore@HopkinsSchools.org.

Refer a Child to Help-Me-Grow Hopkins Education Foundation Since 1995, Hopkins Education Foundation (HEF) has granted more than $2 million in grants that have made a big difference for our students. HEF and you are engaging students and families, enhancing core curriculum, and energizing our educators. Support for the Foundation comes entirely through contributions! Find out how you can help by visiting HopkinsEducationFoundation.org.

If you have concerns about your child’s development, talk to your health care provider, or call 866-693-GROW (4769) for more assistance. If you reside in the Hopkins School District, call 952-988-5020 to reach your local Early Intervention Program directly. Someone will assist you to arrange for a free evaluation to determine if your child is eligible for Help-Me-Grow: Early Intervention Service. Early childhood specialists will work with eligible families to plan the services and support they need.

866-693-GROW (4769)

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More for you

The Lending Closet It’s like having new toys every week! Open to all individuals and families. Membership is $10 per year. Depending on availability, you can check out: • Port-a-cribs, baby equipment. • Slides, riding toys, and infant, toddler, and preschool toys and games. • Puzzles, games, and the best parenting books and tapes. Harley Hopkins Family Center, Room 29 125 Monroe Ave. S., Hopkins, 952-988-5000

Park Nicollet-Hopkins ECFE Infants & Parents classes Join a combined education class with ECFE and Park Nicollet Clinics! While you and your baby connect and play, a licensed parent educator will lead discussion on topics such as your baby’s growth and development, transitioning to parenthood, infant sleep, and more! A family medicine/pediatric clinician from the St. Louis Park Clinic will answer your general baby health questions, too!

Coming Fridays! Email Betsey Matas for details: Betsey.Matas@HopkinsSchools.org

Royal Family Fun Day! Join us for fun, family day presented by the Hopkins Education Foundation. Kids will love spending an afternoon at InnerActive‘s climate-controlled indoor playground. See you there! Sunday, April 29, 2-4:30 pm

Location: InnerActive, 131 Cheshire Lane, Suite 100, Minnetonka

Tickets: HopkinsEducationFoundation.org

Daddy & Me

Free fun reading event at your local police station!

Dads, grandpas, uncles, and friends with children newborn to five years: • Explore the Minnetonka Police & Fire Stations and the Hopkins Police Station. • Listen as police officers read stories to the children. • Jump behind the wheel of their vehicles.

Thursday, May 16, 6:30-7:30 pm, Minnetonka Police & Fire Station, 14550 Minnetonka Blvd. Wednesday, June 19, 6:30-7:30 pm, Hopkins Police Station, 1010 - 1st Street South Sponsored by: Hopkins Early Childhood Family Education, Minnetonka & Hopkins Police Departments, and Minnetonka & Hopkins Public Libraries.

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Reserve your place in ECFE classes! Registration is open now!

Family Fun Events The Bug Show

Vehicle Fair

Friday, April 26 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Friday, September 6 5:30-7:00 pm Explore city vehicles and more!

Learn about insects and related arthropods (spiders, scorpions, millipedes, etc.) in this hands-on program. Live critters, close-up images, and fun props give the audience a unique opportunity to learn about these often misunderstood creatures in a close-up, yet safe and interactive manner. For families with children ages 0-5.

Join us for the free Open House & Vehicle Fair! Explore a police car, fire truck, front-end loader, and more. Enjoy face painting and fun classroom activities through the Harley Hopkins Family Center. For families with children newborn to 5 years. Free event! Visit: HopkinsSchools.org/vehicle

#407-EW: $5/family See page 11 for details.

At: Harley Hopkins Family Center 125 Monroe Ave S, Hopkins

Monthly Meet-up

Young People’s Concert

Need a more flexible schedule? Meet once a month to connect with other parents of 3- to 6-year-olds and dive deep into parenting topics and idea sharing in a supportive group discussion format.

Thursday, October 24 5:45-6:30 pm Free concert with the Hopkins High School Orchestra Experience an instrument petting zoo and other fun activities at this family-friendly concert!

#735-DF: Sept. 26, Oct. 24, Nov. 21 9:45-11:15 a.m., $15/series #736-EF: Sept. 26, Oct. 24, Nov. 21 6:00-7:30 p.m., $15/series At: Harley Hopkins Family Center 125 Monroe Ave S, Hopkins

HopkinsSchools.org/early 952-988-5000 Schedule your child’s early childhood screening appointment:

HopkinsSchools.org/screen

Screen at 3! See page 17 for more details.

Nonprofit org. U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 161 Hopkins, MN 55343 1001 Highway 7, Room 170 Hopkins, MN 55305 Hopkins Public Schools, ISD 270

Register today!

Building a great place to live

Families of 4- to 5-year-olds who choose half-day Kaleidoscope preschool at Eisenhower, Gatewood, Harley, or Meadowbrook can add extended-day options before and/or after their child’s preschool class. Create up to a full-day schedule at select sites — 6:45 a.m.-6:00 p.m. See page 17 for details.

At: Hopkins High School 2400 Lindbergh Dr, Minnetonka

Hopkins Community Education

Stay & Explore: Extend your child’s preschool session up to a full day!

Free event!

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Hopkins Early Childhood Summer/Fall Catalog 2019  

Hopkins Public Schools' Community Education Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) programs and Hopkins Preschools. Classes, activities, wo...

Hopkins Early Childhood Summer/Fall Catalog 2019  

Hopkins Public Schools' Community Education Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) programs and Hopkins Preschools. Classes, activities, wo...