Parenting Press- Winter 2022

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PREPARE FOR WINTER

Tips and fun classes to help your child embrace winter!

Classes

Winter 2022
open to everyone in the FM Metro

Dress to Express

Sometimes as parents we have a certain picture in mind of what our children should dress like. While we have the best intentions at heart, allowing children to choose their clothes and dress themselves promotes independence in several ways. By letting your child decide what they want to wear each day, they're learning to have opinions, and express them while making decisions, which will help them throughout life.

Learning to get dressed builds your child's confidence and gives them a sense of achievement. Your child is building independence in so many ways. Plus, once your child can dress themselves, helping them get dressed is one less thing for you to do. Getting dressed helps your child develop many other skills.

With winter weather approaching, giving your child the time and opportunity to put their winter gear independently helps with problem-solving (figuring out what to put on first: snowpants before mittens), fine motor skills (learning to zip or button), and helping to prepare them for preschool or kindergarten.

Register For Class

Classes fill quickly. Make sure to register and secure your spot. Register online at www.moorheadschools.org/CE or call (218) 284-3400 to sign up for a class.

Age Requirements

Your child must be the required age for the class by the first day of the class. State funding requires that only children ages birth through kindergarten entry may participate in our program.

Class Fees

Class fees are indicated with each description and are payable upon registration. All families are welcome. Families that live in the Moorhead School District receive a discounted rate, indicated by ($)*. Fee is per family except where noted. If you need financial assistance and live in the Moorhead Area Public School District, please call (218) 284-3400 for scholarship information.

Cancellations

Weather-Related Cancellations

Check online at www.moorheadschools.org or listen to the radio or television to receive the latest update on any storm-related cancellations or late starting time for classes.

Cancellation Policy

Unless otherwise specified, if you have to cancel, we can give a full refund only if you notify the Community Education Office at least 48 hours prior to the first class meeting. Refunds after a class has begun will be given only in extreme circumstances. In the unlikely event your class is canceled, we will give a full refund.

Vista Center for Education 2777 34th St. S., Moorhead

P: 218-284-3400

2 moorheadschools.org/CE
E:
communityeducation@moorheadschools.org

Family Connections Classes

(birth - kindergarten entry)

Class Structure: Parents and children spend the first hour together working on activities the teacher and room provides. Then we transition into circle time, which may consist of music, finger plays, movement activities, books, flannel board stories, puppets and other child-centered activities. The second hour parents discuss topics of interest with each other and a licensed parent educator. Children enjoy play time, remaining with a licensed early childhood educator. You know your child best. If your child is not ready to separate, you can stay with your child the entire class.

Monday Wednesday

*No classes 1/16 or 2/20

EPC121A - Nancy Fix-Shelton & Jill Christopherson

9 Mondays, 1/9-3/20, 8:30 - 10:15 a.m. Vista Room 104, $108 ($90)*

EPC121B - Nancy Fix-Shelton & Jill Christopherson

9 Mondays, 1/9-3/20, 10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Vista Room 104, $108 ($90)*

Tuesday

EPC121C - Shanna Fischer & Jen Krause

9 Tuesdays, 1/10-3/7, 8:30 - 10:15 a.m. Vista Room 102, $108 ($90)*

EPC121D - Nancy Fix-Shelton & Jill Christopherson

9 Tuesdays, 1/10-3/7, 8:30 - 10:15 a.m. Vista Room 104, $108 ($90)*

EPC121E - Shanna Fischer & Jen Krause

9 Tuesdays, 1/10-3/7, 10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Vista Room 102, $108 ($90)*

EPC121F - Nancy Fix-Shelton & Jill Christopherson

9 Tuesdays, 1/10-3/7, 10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Vista Room 104, $108 ($90)*

Full year course

EPC118A - Rachel Stalberger & Dani Wright

30 Tuesdays, 9/13-5/23, 8-10 a.m. Vista Room 105, $420 ($360)*

EPC121G - Shanna Fischer & Dani Wright

9 Wednesdays, 1/11-3/8, 8:30-10:15 a.m. Vista Room 102, $108 ($90)*

EPC121H - Nancy Fix-Shelton & Dani Wright

9 Wednesdays, 1/11-3/8, 8:30-10:15 a.m. Vista Room 104, $108 ($90)*

EPC121J - Nancy Fix-Shelton & Dani Wright

9 Wednesdays, 1/11-3/8, 10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Vista Room 104, $108 ($90)*

Thursday

EPC121K - Nancy Fix-Shelton & Jen Krause

9 Thursdays, 1/12-3/9, 8:30 - 10:15 a.m. Vista Room 104, $108 ($90)*

EPC121L - Shanna Fischer & Jill Christopherson

9 Thursdays, 1/12-3/9, 8:30-10:15 a.m. Vista Room 102, $108 ($90)*

EPC121M - Shanna Fischer & Jill Christopherson

9 Thursdays, 1/12-3/9, 10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Vista Room 102, $108 ($90)*

Full year course

EPC118C - Rachel Stalberger & Dani Wright

30 Thursdays, 9/15-5/25, 8:45-10:45 a.m.

Vista Room 105, $420 ($360)*

Friday

EPC121N - Nancy Fix-Shelton & Jen Krause

9 Fridays, 1/13-3/10, 8:30-10:15 a.m. Vista Room 104, $108 ($90)*

EPC121P - Shanna Fischer & Jen Krause

9 Fridays, 1/13-3/10, 8:30-10:15 a.m. Vista Room 102, $108 ($90)*

EPC121Q - Nancy Fix-Shelton & Jen Krause

9 Fridays, 1/13-3/10, 10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Vista Room 104, $108 ($90)*

EPC121R - Shanna Fischer & Jen Krause

9 Fridays, 1/13-3/10, 10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Vista Room 102, $108 ($90)*

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Family Connections Classes Cont.

(birth - kindergarten entry)

Family Connections: Fun Outdoors

This class will be held outside in our nature classroom. Please come ready for the weather and join your friends in playing and learning in the fresh air.

EPC109A - Rachel Stalberger & Jen Krause

9 Wednesdays, 1/11-3/8 10 AM -12 PM

Vista Room 105, $126 ($108)*

EPC109B - Rachel Stalberger & Dani Wright

9 Wednesdays, 1/11-3/8, 12:15-2:15 PM

Vista Room 105, $126 ($108)*

ECFE for MAPS Staff

Fun for SPUD staff and their little sprouts. Parenting is challenging for everyone. Take the time to meet staff across the MAPS district in this session.

EPC118F - Nancy Fix-Shelton & Jill Christopherson

9 Thursdays, 1/12-3/9, 4-5:30 PM Vista Room $104, ($84)*

Featured Class

Toddler Time

Do you have a toddler at home, playful, energetic and on the go? Come play and learn while enjoying time together and activities geared towards building your toddler’s skills and confidence. Children will have time to play, while parents discuss and explore what is behind your toddler’s endless energy.

EPC70A - Shanna Fischer & Dani Wright

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Additional Classes

Parent-Child -- Non-Separating Classes.These classes are designed to help parents and children get familiar with our build ing and our teachers without leaving each other's side. It also enables families to spend more time together in play activities. Parent's who work away from home love this option. You will have the opportunity to learn finger plays and songs, create art and activities and anything else our creative teachers plan for you.

Featured Class

Baby Beginnings

(Birth - 12 months)

Do you have an infant and want to connect with others going through the same experience? Join us as we connect and explore the wonders that your incredible infants bring to your world. *Even if it is morning nap time, let your little one sleep as you connect.

EPC176A - Shanna Fischer & Dani Wright

9 Mondays, 1/9-3/20, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Vista Room 102, $81 ($72)*

Register Online

See a class you want to take? Visit www.moorheadschools.org/CE to register.

NEW Jan Brett- The Hat Jan Brett's story, The Hat, is a classic. We will be reading this story and finding out what happens to watercolor when you paint over crayon.

EPC41 - Katy Peltier Vista Room 102, all sections, $24 ($19)*

EPC41A Saturday, 1/28, 8:30-10:15 a.m.

EPC41B Saturday, 1/28, 10:30 a.m.12:15 p.m.

NEW Things to do When it's Cold When it's cold, head outside to explore! While class will be inside, we will be talking about many fun ways to get out and explore this winter.

EPC40 - Katy Peltier Vista Room 102, all sections, $24 ($19)*

EPC40A Saturday, 1/14, 8:30-10:15 a.m.

EPC40B Saturday, 1/14, 10:30 a.m.12:15 p.m.

NEW Blizzard Day Blizzard days can be snow much fun. Let’s create a blizzard inside!

EPC44 - Katy Peltier Vista Room 102, all sections, $24 ($19)*

EPC44A

Saturday, 3/4, 8:30-10:15 a.m.

EPC44B Saturday, 3/4, 10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

NEW Snowflake Day!

Did you know? There are so many ways to play with snow. Scrunch it up, mold it into a ball or throw it in the air. Let's find out all the ways we can play with snow.

EPC42 - Katy Peltier Vista Room 102, all sections, $24 ($19)*

EPC42A Saturday, 2/4, 8:30-10:15 a.m.

EPC42B Saturday, 2/4, 10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

NEW Penguins

With their cute waddle, penguins are an instant favorite. Come and explore types of penguins from around the world.

EPC43 - Katy Peltier Vista Room 102, all sections, $24 ($19)*

EPC43A Saturday, 2/25, 8:30-10:15 a.m.

EPC43B Saturday, 2/25, 10:30 a.m.12:15 p.m.

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Winter Activities & Books

Make "Snow" Dough

Materials: baking soda, white conditioner, big bowl

1. Gather your materials and set them up on a space that is easy to clean.

2. Mix 3 cups of baking sode and 1/2 cup of conditioner in a big bowl. Want it to be spar kly? Add some silver glitter to the mix!

3. Mix with your hands or a spoon.

4. Play! You're snow dough is ready to shape and form.

"The Jacket I Wear in the Snow"

Rhyme follows rhyme as layer after layer of winter clothing ("bunchy and hot, wrinkled a lot, stiff in the knee, and too big for me!") is first put on and then taken off to the relief of the child bundled inside.

"Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter"

Join a brother and sister as they explore nature and take a stroll through their twinkling town, greeting all the signs of the coming season. In a series of conversations with everything from the setting sun to curious deer, they say goodbye to autumn and welcome the glorious first snow of winter.

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Early Childhood Family Education Community Education 2777 34th St. S. Moorhead, MN 56560

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Parenting Press

Published three times a year by Early Childhood Family Education, a Community Education program of Moorhead Area Public Schools

Early Childhood Family Education’s mission is to strengthen families and support parents in providing the best possible environment for the healthy growth and development of their children.

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Check out our winter classes for your family!
Registration Opens Dec. 1 moorheadschools.org/CE