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PRIOR LAKE-SAVAGE AREA SCHOOLS COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Early Childhood Programs Fall, Winter and Spring Programs and Classes

This catalog is for the entire 2011-12 school year. No other early childhood catalog will be mailed this year, but will be available online. Don’t let it get thrown out, but definitely recycle it come spring!

Fall Registration Begins: August 22 Winter Registration Begins: November 21 Spring Registration Begins: February 21


Contents Welcome! Infants, toddlers, preschoolers, parents and families can take advantage of a wide range of fun and enriching opportunities. The programs serve children from birth through age five, who are not yet enrolled in Kindergarten. Our Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) and preschool classes are taught by highly qualified, licensed teachers. Our curriculums meet all state early learning standards and our classrooms are filled with quality experiences to guide young learners and parents along their journey as a family. In addition to ECFE and preschool classes (Circle of Friends Preschool), there are opportunities for home visits, parent education seminars and workshops, early childhood screening, family events and a host of great choices for our youngest learners.

Schedule-at-a-Glance..................... 3 What is ECFE?............................... 4 Infants............................................ 8 Toddlers......................................... 9 Older Toddlers..............................10 Multiple Ages................................12 Preschool.......................................14 Special Days..................................16 Registration Information...............17 Registration Form..........................18 Immunization Record....................19

Contacts Early Childhood Office 952.226.0950 Secretary Jenna Johnson 952.226.0950 jenjohnson@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us

School Readiness Manager Michelle Prosen 952.226.0954 mprosen@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us

Principal Deb Williams dwilliams@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us

Early Childhood Screeninig Deb Tribby 952.226.0975 dtribby@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us

All Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools Early Childhood Programs are a part of ISD #719 Community Education Services. Check out all of the community education programs at www.priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us/ce

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Early Childhood Special Education Rachele Gunter 952.226.0980 rgunter@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us

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ECFE Year Long Schedule At-A-Glance Browse our ECFE year long class offerings for 2011-2012. Register now to ensure your spot for Fall Session which starts in September. This will be the only catalog published for ECFE classes this year, so don’t throw it out. Classes on different days of the week can begin and end on different weeks, but all classes will run for 9 weeks for 1.5 hours per class. Any short term classes not in this catalog during the year will be on our website, sent to you via e-mail if you are on our list-serve or sent via US mail. Mark your calendar with the registration deadlines for winter and spring sessions!

Classes are noted by class category and child’s age, check the age categories on the following pages for more detailed information. INF (infant), T (toddler) TW (Twos) TTh (twos and threes) PRE(3.5-5yr options) Multi (Multi Age 0-5yr)

Fall Registration Begins: August 22, 2011 Winter Registration Begins: November 21, 2011 Spring Registration Begins: February 21, 2011

ECFE Schedule At-A-Glance FALL: Registration Begins August 22, 2011 Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Starts 9/26/11

Starts 9/20/11

Starts 9/21/11

Starts 9/22/11

Starts 9/23/11

AM

TW18-30

T 12-24

TW 18-30

KIDS CLUB 2.5-5

MULTIPLES

 

FALL FUN-ALL Ages

TTh30-48

Parent Focus- ALL

TTh 24-48

PRE 3.5-5 yrs

 

T 12-24

INF 6-12

T 10-18

T 10-18

INF 0-8

PM

 

INF 0-12

 

T 10-24

 

 

 

TTh 24-48

 

 

ECFE Schedule At-A-Glance WINTER: Registration Begins November 21, 2011

AM

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Starts 1/9/12

Starts 1/10/12

Starts 1/4/12

Starts 1/5/12

Starts 1/6/12

TW 18-30

T 12-24

TW 18-30

Parent Focus2.5-5

MULTIPLES

 

T 12-24

TTh30-48

T10-18

TTh 24-48

PRE 3.5-5 yr

 

KIDS CLUB 2.5-5

INF 6-12

WINTER WONDERSALL Ages

T 10-18

INF 0-8

 

 

 

Multi Age 3-5 yrs

PM

 

TTh 24-48

 

 

 

 

INF 0-12

 

TTh 10-24

ECFE Schedule At-A-Glance SPRING: Registration Begins February 21, 2011 Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Starts 3/26/12

Starts 3/27/12

Starts 3/21/12

Starts 3/22/12

Starts 3/23/12

AM

TW 18-30

T 12-24

TW 18-30

TTh 24-48

MULTIPLES

 

T 12-24

TTh 30-48

T 10-18

T 10-18

TTh 24-48

 

INF 0-8

INF 6-12

PRE 3.5-5 yrs

SPRING IS SPEC. -ALL

PRE 4-5yr

 

KIDS CLUB 2.5-5

PRE 3-4.5 yr

 

PRE 3-4.5 yr

 

PM

 

TTh 24-48

 

PRE 4-5yr

 

 

 

INF 0-12

 

T 10-24

 

For more information, call 952-226-0950

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What is Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)? NEW BABY? Call For a FREE Baby Bag; filled with information, coupons, and resources to help any new parent start on their new parenting journey!

Call 952-226-0950 Prior Lake & Savage families who have a new baby, call today for your free bag!

Why all the excitement? Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) is unique to Minnesota. This nationally celebrated model supports the essential role of parents as their birth to five year old children’s first and most important teachers. ECFE programs require degreed and licensed early childhood teachers and parent educators. We have the energy and resources to meet the needs of your family. Register now and experience our best year ever! From seasonal courses to classes whose curriculum spans a full year. We also have family events open to all families in the community for children ages birth-5. In addition to ECFE and preschool classes, there are opportunities for home

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visits for new and/or struggling parents, parent education seminars, early childhood screening starting at 3 yrs 2 months, enrichment opportunities, and an integrated preschool experience for general education and special education students.

ECFE programs: • Provide expert advice to help guide your parenting decisions and practices. • Offer shared experiences that will foster new family friendships and relationships. • Support your child’s healthy development

The Early Childhood Programs Advisory Council Seeks membership from participants from all aspects of our early childhood community. The purpose of the council is to provide input regarding programming, to provide ongoing feedback and to help plan events to support Early and Family Education. Check our website or call our office for information, at 952.226-0950. The Early Childhood Advisory Council meets on the second Monday of the month.

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How can I get involved? • It’s easy to get involved. Sign up for Baby, Ones, Twos, Threes or Four year old child classes. • Sibling care is available on site. You can give each child special time with you. • Classes offer a parent/child activity time and parent discussion time. • All classes are offered in our new Edgewood School facility, centrally located in the school district. • The Prior Lake-Savage School District joins all other school districts in Minnesota to offer these wonderful programs.

What can I expect out of ECFE? • Support for your role as a parent. • Research-based information on child development. • Fun, experiential learning activities for young children. • Connection to community resources. • Relationships with other parents in the community.

Who teaches ECFE classes? ECFE classes are taught by licensed Parent Educators and licensed Early Childhood Educators who are licensed through the MN Department of Education. Teaching Assistants have a combination of training and experience. Together, staff partner to make classrooms successful learning environments for all.

What happens in a typical ECFE class? ImmunizationRecords: Minnesota law requires that all children attending Early Childhood Family Education programs on a weekly basis have their immunizations up-to-date. We will request immunization records from you for the first class you register for during the 2011-12 school year. After that we will keep them on file and subsequent copies will not be necessary for 2011-12 programs. If your child is behind in immunizations, he/she can catch up. Scott County residents may receive immunizations at their doctor’s office or at the following clinics: Scott County Public Health Valley Green Work Force Center 792 Canterbury Road South Shakopee, MN 55379 Every Monday (except holidays): 1:00-5:00 p.m. • Cost: $10.00/shot. No one will be refused if unable to pay. • Please bring immunization records to the clinic.

ECFE classes have three components: 1. Parent and Child Interaction: an early childhood teacher provides developmentally appropriate activities for parents and children to enjoy together. 2. Guided Play for Children: a portion of the class is devoted to learning through play with our staff while parents participate in parent education topics, depending on the child’s age this may occur in a separate room or in the children’s class space. 3. Parent Education: parents and caregivers participate in a discussion led by a licensed parent educator. Joys and challenges of parenting are shared and topic discussions are designed to address the developmental issues of each age group.

New! Sample a Class for FREE! Friday: February 8th 9:30 – 10:15 – Infants 9:30– 10:15 – Ones 9:30-10:15 Twos

Call the Early Childhood Office to reserve a spot. 952.226-0950 For more information, call 952-226-0950

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Early Childhood Screening

Ask a Parent Educator

The early childhood years from birth to the start of kindergarten are important times of rapid learning and growth. Early Childhood Screening is a free and simple check of how your child is growing and developing offered through the Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools. Between the ages of 3 and 4, screening can detect possible health or learning concerns, so that children can get help before they start school. Parents accompany their child through the approximate hour-long process. After the screening activities, the screener shares information on a child’s growth, development, and learning.

Need a fresh set of eyes on any of the following situations? Cooperation • Toilet training • New baby • What’s “normal” for your child • Organization • Family stress • School achievement • New grade level • Parent/child communication

An important step on the road to Kindergarten includes Early Childhood Screening.

Call today for an appointment. 952.226-0975

Join us at screening as soon as your child reaches 3 yrs 2 months. Discover more about their development and learning, such as: • Thinking, language, and communication skills • Social and emotional development • Large and small muscle coordination • Height and weight • Vision and hearing • Immunization status

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• Have a question about tantrums, sibling relationships, bedtime routines, healthy eating or want to talk about developmental milestones? • This confidential one-on-one consultation is FREE to all Prior Lake-Savage families with children ages birth through 5 years. • An experienced parent educator will connect with you by phone, e-mail, Skype, a home visit, or by appointment at Edgewood School. To request a consultation, call our office at 952..226.0950 or email us at: familycenter@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us.

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Circle of Friends Preschool

Kids Co.

Circle of Friends (CoF) Preschool was established in 1995 and is part of the Prior Lake-Savage School District. Our mission is to provide a safe environment where young children of all abilities can grow and experience success, and their parents can be partners in learning. We serve children who are 3, 4 and 5 years old with a curriculum that focuses on social, emotional, cognitive, physical and creative development with strong emphasis on pre-math and pre-literacy skills. Our preschool curriculum is aligned with the District’s elementary curriculum standards, which ensures a strong start for all children. Parents are welcome and encouraged to visit the classroom at any time, just give us a call to make sure we aren’t over capacity with wonderful volunteers.

Before and after school care for children who are 4 and 5 years of age is offered at Edgewood School through Kids’ Company. Kids Company is a day care option provided onsite at Edgewood School for 4 and five year olds which can be paired with Half Day Kindergarten, Circle of Friends Preschool or used on a flexible care option for families not currently enrolled in K or CoF. Call 952-226-0090 for costs, scheduling and general information.

If we have openings for the 11-12 school year we are happy to register your child at any time. Registration for the 12-13 school year will begin February 2012. Please call our office to ensure that we have you on our mailing list for preschool information. You and your preschooler are invited to visit the CoF Preschool during our Open Houses Presentations on January 12, 2012 from 6:16-7:15 or January 14, 2012 from 10:00-11:00. You will have an opportunity to learn about our program while your preschool child spends a short time with one of our highly qualified preschool teachers. Call our office to register to attend our Open House. For an adult only visit to our program join one of our “Tour and Talk” presentations on either January 30, 2012 from 10:00-11:00 or February 10, 2012 from 2:30-3:30. Call our office to register to attend or if you have any questions we can assist with. For more information, call 952-226-0950

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INFANTS

Welcome to the Infant World

Babies and parents enjoy songs, puppets, musical instruments and other fun activities in our bright and baby-safe classroom.

Course #

Ages

Session

Day

Times

INF-F2-012T

0-12 months

Fall

Tuesday

6:00-7:30 PM

Non-separating

INF-F1-612T

6-12 months

Fall

Tuesday

10:00-11:30

Non-separating

INF-W2-08F

0-8 months

Winter

Friday

9:00-10:30

Non-separating

INF-W1-612T

6-12 months

Winter

Tuesday

11:00-12:30

Non-separating

• An expert parent educator will INF-W3-012T 0-12 months Winter lead interactive discussions on INF-S1-08M 0-8 months Spring feeding, sleeping, safety, brain INF-S2-012T 0-12 months Spring development, balancing your life INF-S3-612T 6-12 months Spring as a new parent and more. • Babies and parents stay together in the same room; this is called a Non-separating class. Staff are available to help with your baby’s needs. • Join anytime! Class registration is ongoing as long as we have openings. Maternity leave is accommodated and fees are prorated. Call for up-todate class availability. New classes may be added as our waiting lists show a need, so please put your name on the waiting list if there is a class that is currently full.

Tuesday

6:00-7:30

Non-separating

Monday

11:00-12:30

Non-separating

Tuesday

6:00-7:30 PM

Non-separating

Tuesday

11:00-12:30

Non-separating

How to choose which class is right for you and your baby: You can use the dates above and know that our curriculum grows with your child throughout the year. As your child grows and changes you can change which class matches your needs each session Fall, Winter and Spring. For Infants 0-8: Our classes will look at welcoming baby by discovering the amazing capacity of your infant. Parent discussion allows for all those questions you have about life with your incredible and ever-changing baby. This is a nonseparating class. For Infants 6-12 : Our classes will look at your growing baby by recognizing that your little one is no longer an infant and not yet a toddler. What is this stage all about? Discover your baby’s developmental capacity and parenting strategies to enhance their growth. This is a non-separating class.

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TODDLERS

The World of the Wonderful Ones Toddlers grow, change and try new things at a rapid pace. Join a World of the Wonderful Ones class where eager students turn a whirl of activity into learning that inspires confidence.

Course #

Ages

Session

Days

Times

TOD-F1-1018W

10-18 months

Fall

Wednesday

10:00-11:30

Non-Separating

TOD-F2-1018TH

10-18 months

Fall

Thursday

9:00-10:30

Non-Separating

TOD-W1-1018W

10-18 months

Winter

Wednesday

10:00-11:30

Non-Separating

TOD-W2-1018TH

10-18 months

Winter

Thursday

9:00-10:30

Non-Separating

TOD-S1-1018W

10-18 months

Spring

Wednesday

10:00-11:30

Non-Separating

Spring

Thursday

9:00-10:30

Non-Separating

• Enjoy shared playtime with TOD-S2-1018TH 10-18 months your child that brings their curiosity to life. • Learn songs, games, stories and activities to extend your child’s learning at home. • Discover effective parenting tips you can use immediately. • Develop a parent network for new friendships and play dates. • Parent discussion time will explore what is behind your toddler’s endless energy and enthusiasm. • Toddlers and parents stay together in the same room; this is called a Non-separating class. • Staff are available to help with your toddler’s needs. • Join anytime! Class registration is ongoing as long as we have openings. Maternity leave is accommodated and fees are prorated. Call for up-to-date class availability. New classes may be added as our waiting lists show a need, so please put your name on the waiting list if there is a class that is currently full.

How to choose which class is right for you and your toddler: You can use the ages noted and know that our curriculum grows with your child throughout the year. As your child grows and changes you can change which class matches your needs each session Fall, Winter and Spring. There are classes offered throughout the year for “younger” and “older” toddlers. For Toddlers 10-18 Months: Our classes will look at the world of the young toddler and explore their perspective. Discover what drives them, what frustrates them, what excites them, and how to enhance your life together.

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The World of the Older Toddler Course

Ages

Session

Days

Times

TOD-F3-1024TH

10-24 months

Fall

Thursday

6:00-7:30

Non-Separating

TOD-F1-1224M

12-24 months

Fall

Monday

11:00-12:30

Non-Separating

TOD-F2-1224T

12-24 months

Fall

Tuesday

9:00-10:30

Non-Separating

TOD-W1-1224M

12-24 months

Winter

Monday

10:00-11:30

Non-Separating

TOD-W2-1224T

12-24 months

Winter

Tuesday

9:00-10:30

Non-Separating

TOD-W3-1224TH

10-24 months

Winter

Thursday

6:00-7:30

Non-Separating

TOD-S3-1224TH

10-24 months

Spring

Thursday

6:00-7:30

Non-Separating

TOD-S1-1224M

12-24 months

Spring

Monday

10:00-11:30

Non-Separating

TOD-S2-1224T

12-24 months

Spring

Tuesday

9:00-10:30

Non-Separating

As your toddler enters the second half of this stage, the world continues to expand as their drive for independence increases. Explore ways to help satisfy a toddler’s drive and curiosity while maintaining parental equilibrium. • Explore the highs and lows of life with your ever-changing toddler. Discover the needs, drives and desires of this amazing age. • Discover the developmental needs of an older toddler. What makes them “tick?” What excites and drives them? Explore what parents can do to maintain equilibrium in the household amidst the opposing drives of this age.

The World of the Terrific Twos Your child must be 18 months old and walking prior to the start of class. Delightful, exciting, confusing - this is the world of twos.Two year olds use experimentation to help interpret their world. Join a Terrific Twos class and watch your child explore every learning opportunity with curiosity and passion.

Course

Ages

Session

Days

Times

TWO-F1-1830M

18-30 months

Fall

Monday

9:00-10:30

Gradually Separating

TWO-F2-1830W

18-30 months

Fall

Wednesday

9:00-10:30

Gradually Separating

TWO-W1-1830M

18-30 months

Winter

Monday

9:00-10:30

Gradually Separating

TWO-W2-1830W

18-30 months

Winter

Wednesday

9:00-10:30

Gradually Separating

TWO-S1-1830M

18-30 months

Spring

Monday

9:00-10:30

Gradually Separating

TWO-S2-1830W

18-30 months

Spring

Wednesday

9:00-10:30

Gradually Separating

• Enjoy parent/child time including songs, activities, games and lessons that will help your child thrive in every way. • Children will learn/practice social skills such as taking turns, listening to the teacher and following in line as part of the daily routine in a fun and loving classroom environment. • Share special time with your child and gain great parenting advice you can use immediately. • Parenting topics include tantrums, toilet training and how to set limits with love. • Relax and enjoy the parent discussion time while building a network of friends for your child and your family. • In this class parents and children will gradually separate for incremental increases in time. The early childhood teachers will work with the group to provide children with a safe, nurturing environment to assist separation.

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TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOLERS THEY’RE NOT

World of the Twos and Threes Course

Ages

Session

Days

Times

TW03-F1-2448T

24-48 months

Fall

Tuesday

6:00-7:30

Separating

TW03-F2-2448Th

24-48 months

Fall

Thursday

9:00-10:30

Separating

TWO3-W2-2448Th

24-48 months

Winter

Thursday

9:00-10:30

Separating

TWO3-W3-2448T

24-48 months

Winter

Tuesday

6:00-7:30

Separating

TWO3-S2-2448Th

24-48 months

Spring

Thursday

9:00-10:30

Separating

TWO3-S3-2448F

24-48 months

Spring

Friday

11:00-12:30

Separating

TW03-S1-2448T

24-48 months

Spring

Tuesday

6:00-7:30

Separating

Moving out of the toddler world but not yet a preschooler, the 2-3 year-old is pulled in both directions. Explore the developmental needs of these young children and ways to enjoy their in-between world.

Becoming independent, social, imaginative describes the world of the 2-3 year old. Explore the developmental needs of the ‘becoming’ preschooler and the parenting strategies to assist your child’s growth and learning.

The World of the Thriving Twos and Threes

2.5 by Sept. 1, 2011 Three year olds are so excited to explore the bigger world of school and friends!

Course

Ages

Session

Days

Times

TW03-F1-3048T

TW03-W1-3048T

30-48 months

Fall

Tuesday

11:00-12:30

30-48 months

Winter

Tuesday

11:00-12:30

Separating

Separating • Enjoy your child as they delight in spending time with you, TW03-S1-3048T 30-48 months Spring Tuesday 11:00-12:30 separating showing you how good they are at investigating new activities and learning new skills. • Children will build positive self esteem and confidence while playing with friends and exploring new art, science, math, reading readiness games and projects. • Discuss the joys and concerns of raising a three year old, and gain parenting ideas to help your child be successful in preschool. • Learn tips on making friends, fostering sharing, emotional development and what is expected in kindergarten. Many parent discussion topics are selected by class participants. • Preschool is no time to go it alone as a parent! Build a parent network now to take with you through kindergarten and elementary school!

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MULTI-AGE CLASSES

Multiples Ages 0-4 Course

Ages

Session

Days

Times

MULTIPLE-F1-F

0-4yr

Fall

Friday

9:00-10:30

Non-Separating

MULTIPLE-W1-F

0-4yr

Winter

Friday

9:00-10:30

Non-Separating

MULTIPLE-S1-F

0-4yr

Spring

Friday

9:00-10:30

Non-Separating

Welcome to the wonderful world of multiples! Whether you are expecting or already parenting twins, triplets, or more, you will appreciate this opportunity to gain information, support, and insight from others who truly understand. We’ll provide a place for you to enjoy your children without having to plan and prepare an activity, or clean up the mess! You’ll have a chance to talk with parents of multiples and learn from and enjoy adult discussion about the challenges and celebrations of raising multiples.

The World of Multiple Ages The world of a 2.5-5 year old is expanding as their drive for independence increases and their desire for friendship blooms. Children learn to socialize and parents learn about these wild and wonderful ages. As we expand our horizons we join together in these Multi-Age classes to have experiences together with siblings and others looking for friends to explore with. There are many options to choose from for you and your child, try a Kids Club or a Seasonal Spectacular to name just a few!

2.5 yrs by class start date

Kids Clubs Course

Ages

Session

Days

Times

MA-KCF-TH

2.5-5 yr

Fall

Thursday

11:00-12:30

Fall Focus: Math & Arts

Separating

What a great combination Math and Art! Combining these two topics will use both sides of the parent’s and child’s brain. Researchers have found that being actively involved in a form of art can strengthen the attention networks in children’s brains. And by directing young children’s attention to mathematics by looking at, and learning about, the world around them. You may come clean and go home dirty. MA-KCW-M

2.5-5 yr

Winter

Winter Focus: Book & Cook

Monday

11:00-12:30

Separating

Sometimes it’s okay to play with your food! Children learn best by touching, tasting, feeling, smelling, listening, and cooking is the perfect way to exercise all five senses. Through a combination of hands-on activities, food-related storybooks, and opportunities to try both new and familiar foods, children can practice skills such as counting, measuring, and understanding time while having fun. In addition, parents and guardians will have an opportunity to discuss issues regarding the care and feeding of young children. MA-KCS-M

2.5-5 yr

Spring

Spring Focus: Science & Nature

Monday

12:30-2:00

Separating

Nurture your young scientist and naturalist during parent/child interaction time. Parent discussion will begin with the science and nature activity of the day before exploring all aspects of early childhood development.

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Shake, Rattle and Roll 3 yrs by class start date Course

Ages

Session

Days

Times

MA-SRRW-T

3-5yr

Winter

Tuesday

9:00-10:30

Separating

Moving, dancing and singing will be the focus of parent/child interaction. Parent discussion will begin by exploring ways to lay a foundation for a physically active life followed by discussion of all aspects of early childhood development.

Seasonal Spectaculars - All Ages Course

Ages

Session

Days

Times

MA-SSF-M

ALL

Fall

Monday

11:00-12:30

Fall is Fantastic!

Separating

The week is just beginning, why not come to ECFE, relax and play with your child before your busy starts? This class is all about discovering, creating, and learning all while doing! This is a hands-on class where children can touch all kinds of Fall sensory activities, play games, discover the importance of in/out, up/down, top/bottom and so much more. Your children will have so much fun learning with ECFE! We will have time for outside play (weather permitting) and/or gym time too! Recipes for all kinds of fun to do at home as you prepare for possible hibernation this winter. MA-SSW-W

ALL

Winter is Wonderful

Winter

Wednesday

11:00-12:30

Separating

Step out into the Minnesota winter and head to ECFE for activities that capture the attention and delight of your young children. This Wednesday morning class keeps your week rolling along by providing learning opportunities and you can take home ideas for everyday fun. You’ll also enjoy informal time to talk with other parents and a Parent Educator during class about daily parenting topics. MA-SSS-TH

ALL

Spring is Special

Spring

Thursday

11:00-12:30

Separating

Shed those boots, hats and mittens and join us for spring discovery with your young children. Gym time (outdoor time when weather permits), art time, singing, snack and play-time— what could be more fun? Parents gain ideas and parenting strategies through an informal discussion while their kids continue to explore choices, socialize and play with the other children and the early childhood staff.

For more information, call 952-226-0950

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PRESCHOOL AGES Parent Focus Classes The Care and Feeding of the Family Health and nutrition, always something Course Ages Session Days Times we know we should focus on both as an PF-F1-ALLW 2.5-5 yrs Fall Wednesday 11:00-12:30 Separating adult and as a parent. Join us to look at all aspects of this topic ranging from Meals Made Easy, Meals Made Sneaky, Marketing and Media Influences on Food Choices, Special Circumstances (allegies, unique needs, vegetarian/vegan), When and Why to Choose Organics, You are What You Eat (how individual nutrients contribute to health and development), What’s Really Inside Our Foods (hidden sugar and other additives), Healthy Food/Healthy Planet (looking at food sources and packaging), etc. These and other topics will be the focus of parent leanring while your preschool-aged child will learn about these topics from the child’s perspective.

Tiny Footprints Footprints come in all shapes and Course Ages Session Days Times sizes, but Prior Lake- Savage Area PF-W1-2.5TH 2.5-5 yrs Winter Thursday 10:00-11:30 Separating Schools are leaders when it comes to minimizing the ecological footprints our staff, students and programs leave behind! Now we are offering a fun and informative learning experience for preschoolaged children and their caregivers. Hands on activities will capture young children’s interest in the world around them, while interactive discussions will enhance your awareness of the many tools available to create a healthier, happier environment for your family and our earth. If you’ve ever asked yourself, how Green should my family be, is my family suffering from Nature Deficit Disorder, what should my child know about ecology and the natural environment?, etc. then this is the class for you and your child! NOTE: There will be some outdoor exploration opportunities

CIRCLE OF FRIENDS PRESCHOOL The Community Education Preschool program, “Circle of Friends Preschool” follows a curriculum that is closely aligned with the elementary curriculum in our Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools. This intentional alignment allows your child a seamless transition to Kindergarten and better prepares children for school success. See page 7 for details.

There is so much to “Get Ready” for!!!

Growing a Preschooler Parents and caregivers of 3, 4, Course Ages Session Days Times and 5 year olds know that as their PS-GPF-F 3.5-5yrs Fall Friday 11:00-12:30 Separating preschoolers grow, so do the PS-GPW-F 3.5-5yrs Winter Friday 11:00-12:30 Separating challenges and opportunities. New abilities, new activities and new PS-GPS-W 3.5-5yrs Spring Wednesday 11:00-12:30 Separating friendships all make this an exciting time for you and your child. • So why not take some time each week to celebrate their many accomplishments in this fun-filled class? • Children will have lots of opportunities to learn and develop the skills they’ll need for preschool life. • Grown-ups will have time to meet with a parent educator to discuss the joys and concerns of growing a preschooler. 14

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Bulletin Board

Get Set for Preschool Course

Ages

PS-GSS-TTH

3.0-4.5 yrs

3.0 by March 22, 2012 Session

Days

Times

Spring

Tuesday & Thursday

1:30-3:00

Separating

Making the move to preschool can be a big step for both children and the grown-ups who care for them. We can make the transition a little easier for everyone! This class is geared towards children who will be entering preschool in 2012- 2013 and will be 3 years old on or before March 22nd. Parents and caregivers will attend with their child and gradually reduce their classroom participation so that by the last two weeks of class, they are simply dropping their children off in preparation for preschool.

Kindergarten Here I Come Course

Ages

Session

Days

Times

KINDER-S1-TH

5yrs by 9/1/12

Spring

Thursday

6:00-7:30

Separating

KINDER-S2-F

5yrs by 9/1/12

Spring

Friday

1:30-3:00

Separating

You and your child are invited to get ready for kindergarten! Your child will have an opportunity to practice kindergarten routines, while you discuss ways to help prepare your child for their kindergarten experience in public or private school. Included will be topics on independence, expectations, school behavior, transitions, academics and readiness to learn.

Early Childhood Screening Minnesota law requires early childhood screening for all children before they begin kindergarten. The purpose of the screening is to check all areas of a child’s development, including hearing, vision, speech and motor abilities as a way to support children in the early years of growth and development. Plan on making an appointment for screening after your child’s third birthday. For an appointment, call 952.226.0975

Minnesota Department of Education The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) hosts a website for parents. This interactive site provides resources on child development, parent education, consumer safety and links to other trusted sites. Check it out and boomark it as a favorite. www.MNParentsKnow.info

Early Childhood Special Education – Help Me Grow Prior Lake-Savage Schools offer early childhood special education services for birth-5 year old children with disabilities or who are experiencing developmental delay in the areas of: communication, cognitive, adaptive (self-help), motor, and social-emotional skills. If you have concerns about your child’s development, please contact us at 952.226.0980

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How To Register 1. ON-LINE Our preferred method of registration

Visit our registration website at www.priorlakesavagece.com to view and register for ECFE classes. Mastercard, Visa, and Discover are accepted forms of online payment. Call 952226-0950 with online registration questions. Discounts (i.e. gift certificates or UCare) cannot be redeemed online. There are no additional fees assessed for using a credit card and registering online!

2. BY MAIL

Send your completed registration form and payment to: Edgewood School - ECFE 5304 WestWood Dr. SE Prior Lake, MN 55372

3. IN PERSON

Visit our office at 5304 WestWood Drive SE in Prior Lake. Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Cancellation Policy:

Contact the office immediately if you cannot attend a class for which you have registered. Requests for refunds must be received five business days before the first day of class for a refund, less a $10 processing fee. All registrations will be considered final after the second week of class. If we cancel classes due to insufficient enrollment a full refund will be given.

Sliding Fees For 2011-12 ECFE Classes – 9 week classes

ECFE classes are priced on a sliding fee scale based on the class length and your household income, fees for 2011-12 are below. We want all families to participate in the class they choose. Do not let fees keep you from participating. Please contact our office for further information at 952.226.0950. Annual Household Income

Class Fee

20,000-40,000

36.00

$0-20,000

40,000-60,000

10.00 45.00

60,000-80,000

80,000-100,000 100,000+

Sibling Care Fees For 2011-12

72.00 90.00

108.00

Childcare is available during most classes for siblings up to age five. Please register for sibling care at the same time you register for a class. Sibling care cost is a per family fee, not an individual fee. All of our ECFE classes run for 9 weeks and the sibling care cost is 32.00 for the 9 week session.

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Questions & Answers Where Are ECFE Classes Held? Classes are held at Edgewood School, located at 5304 WestWood Drive SE, Prior Lake, 55372.

Am I in? Yes. We will notify you only if a class is canceled.

Can I Take More Than One Class? We reserve the right to limit the number of offerings a family may take. Reasonable attempts will be made to accommodate as many families as possible.

What Are the Age Requirements? Children must meet course age requirements during the first week of class unless otherwise noted. Please use a separate form for each class and for each child enrolled in a class. Or register each child separately online.

Do Mom and Dad Need To Attend? We have received a number of requests from grandparents, nannies, etc. who want to participate with the children in their care. In order to do this, a permission letter signed by the guardian must be presented at the time of registration. Call our office if you have questions.

Discounts: If you have a gift certificate or qualify for UCare, do not register online. Discounted registrations can be accepted by mail or in person only.

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Can I Register After the Class Has Started? Yes - registrations will be accepted by mail or in person until a class has filled.

What If My Class Is Canceled? We may cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment one week before classes are scheduled to begin. You will receive a phone call from our staff if this is necessary.

Can I Get My Money Back? Once you have been enrolled in a class, refunds will be provided if you cancel 5 days prior to the start of class or if we need to cancel a class due to low enrollment.

Do I Need To Live In School District 719 To Attend? We welcome ALL Minnesota families.

Why Are You Taking Our Pictures? Photographs or videos of classes in action may be taken & used for publications & on web pages. If you object to having your picture used, notify the classroom teacher, parent educator & photographer. The preferred method of registration is online at www.priorlakesavagece.com. In order to help make this easier for our participants, there is no transaction fee charged for using credit cards for online registration! Please consider registering online with a credit card.


ECFE Class Registration 3 Simple Steps to Register – the easiest way to register is online at www.priorlakesavagece.com

1. Use this form for By Mail or In-Person Registration, be sure to include your primary phone number and your child’s date of birth.

2. Make sure the immunization portion is completed or a photo copy is

attached. Clinics can fax a copy directly to our office: 952-226-0959 .ATTN: ECFE. Your registration cannot be processed without an immunization record on file.

3. .Make checks payable to ISD#719 (a separate check for each class). Visa,

Mastercard and Discover can only be accepted when you register online.

Child’s Name:_________________________________ D.O.B. _________ Home Phone:_____________________________________ Address:______________________________________ City:__________________Zip:_______ Cell Phone:_____________________ Class Title

Course #

Day

Time

Starting Date

Class Fee

Parent(s) Attending Class: Last Name: ___________________ First Name:_______________________ Work Phone:___________________________________ Last Name: ___________________ First Name:_______________________ Work Phone:___________________________________ E-Mail Address:___________________________ “UCare” Member ID Number:________________ (for discounted class price) Is this your first ECFE class with us? YES _____ NO_____

Siblings needing care during this time: $32.00 per family Full Name_________________________________________ DOB_______________ Allergies_______________________________ Full Name_________________________________________ DOB_______________ Allergies_______________________________

Total Fees:__________ Class Fee (Sliding Fee Charge) + Sibling Care Fee ____ Full Scholarship Requested Write one check per class made payable to ISD #719 and send to: Edgewood School - ECFE, 5304 WestWood Dr. SE, Prior Lake, MN 55372

Office Use Only: Ck#____________ Amt________________

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Immunization Record If you are conscientiously opposed to immunizations, please contact us for the appropriate form. Immunizations can be faxed from your child’s clinic to our office, Attention: ECFE, at 952-226-0959. Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTP)

• 3 doses during 1st year (at 2-month intervals) • 4th dose at 12-18 months • 5th dose at 4-6 years or at school entrance • Indicate vaccine type: DTaP or DT. Polio (IPV and/or OPV)

• 3 doses at 2-18 months • 4th dose at 4-6 years or at school entrance Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)

• Required for children 15 months and older • Must be given on or after 1st birthday • 2nd dose at 4-6 years Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)

• 3-4 doses for children at 2-15 months • 1 dose ≥12 months required (suspended 2008*) • 1 dose for previously unvaccinated children 15-59 months • Not indicated for children 5 years or older Varicella (Chickenpox)

• 1st dose between 12-18 months • 2nd dose at 4-6 years or at school entrance Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV)

• 2-4 doses for children 2-24 months • Consider for unvaccinated children at 24-59 months in child care • Not indicated for children 5 years or older

Vaccine

Dose 1

MO

DAY

YR

MO

DAY

YR

MO

DAY

YR

MO

DAY

YR

MO

DAY

YR

MO

DAY

YR

2 3 4 Vaccine

5

Dose 1 2 3

Vaccine

4

Dose 1 2

Vaccine

Dose 1 2 3 4

Vaccine

Dose 1 2

Disease Date: Vaccine

Dose 1 2 3 4

The above information has been transferred from records maintained by the child’s parent/guardian and indicates that the minimum recommended number of doses has been received. Parent Signature____________________________________________________________ Date____________________________

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Community Education Youth Enrichment Classes The following classes are offered through Prior Lake-Savage Community Education and do not have a parent education or separating component.

Superhero Training Camp (Ages 3-11 with a Parent)

Super heros unite! Are you strong enough, brave enough, and smart enough to be a real super hero? Come with your super hero mom (or another adult) and test your skills at the super hero training facility. Games, friendly competitions, and snacks to build your muscles will be included. Just bring your super hero partner, and wear you Super Hero Uniform or stay in your human disguise if you wish. Watch for more information. #2844 Saturday, October 1 10:00am-noon • Jeffers Pond Gym • 1 Session $30/pair • $10/each add’tl child • Instructors: Community Education Staff

Daddy/Daughter DanceSAVE THE DATE! Girls Ages 12 and Under with an Adult

Don’t miss the dance that over 300 people participated in last year, and left saying things like “[My daughter] loved dressing up, seeing the princesses, and dancing all night her with daddy!” Watch for more information in January! Saturday, February 25th • 6:30 pm • PLHS Commons • Register online for these classes at: http://priorlake.registryinsight.com/

Community Education Events Fall Fest (All Ages)

More than 200 exhibitors will be present to provide information on the services and opportunities they offer the Prior Lake- Savage community. Bring the whole family and explore what the community offers you! This is the time to learn more about school activities, adult service clubs and organizations, youth sports, Scouts, 4-H and become more familiar with the variety of businesses located in the Prior Lake-Savage area. Many “give aways” and door prizes make for a fun, enjoyable evening. Sponsored by Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools Community Education, Prior Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and Savage Chamber of Commerce. Monday, Sept. 19 6:00-8:30pm • PLHS Commons

Parent Events

COMING SOON Sleepless in America Is this Child Misbehaving or Missing Sleep? with Mary Sheedy Kurcinka Check our website for more information!

For more information, call 952-226-0950

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Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 30 Prior Lake, MN

EDGEWOOD SCHOOL 5304 West Wood Dr. SE Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-226-0950 www.priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us/ew

Early Childhood Family Outreach Events Events are geared for children from birth to 5 years old. Open to all families participating in any of our Early Childhood Programs, and families of non-school age children interested in learning about our programs. These events will have no charge to participating families.

“Move Our Bodies, Move Our Brains” Saturday, September 17, 2011 9:00-12:00 p.m. Edgewood School

Instead of packing up the kids and driving out of town for a family friendly event join us at Edgewood School, we’ll be celebrating the grand opening of our newly renovated early childhood playground. The early childhood classrooms will be set up with a variety of “brain moving” activities designed for fun and learning for our youngest learners ages birth-Five. Please join us as we kick off the new school year at Edgewood with a “move-lous” experience!

“Winter Wonders” Saturday, December 3, 2011 10:00-12:00 p.m. Edgewood School

Join the Early Childhood Staff for our annual winter celebration! Bring the whole family and enjoy fun “Wintery” activities such as a visit with Santa, winter art exploration, snow movement and wonderful winter activities! Children can shop at Santa’s Workshop to purchase inexpensive gifts for holiday giving for loved ones with assistance from our special helpers. The Early Childhood Advisory Council will also be sponsoring a book fair with a wide variety of books available for purchase.

”Picnic and Playtime” Wednesday, May 30, 2012 5:00-6:30 P.M. Lakefront Park- Prior Lake

Help us celebrate the end of a wonderful school year! Check our website for specific information in early May. Dinner will be available from 5:00-6:00 with preregistration.

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ECFE Catalog 2011-2012