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Early Childhood Programs

Early Childhood Family Education | Preschool | Early Childhood Screening 2017-18 Fall Class Catalog and Registration

Opportunities for You and Your Child to Grow & Learn Together For Parents & their Infant, Toddler and Preschool Children

Para información sobre Preescolar, clases en Español, la Evaluación del Desarrollo Infantil, Visitas a la casa, etc. Llame al 651 306 7862. Clases e información en Español en la pagina 5


Early Learning Center

3203 68th St E, Inver Grove Heights MN 55076 (Next to Hilltop Elementary, Door #2) 651-306-7503 Fax 651-306-7521 Early Childhood Program Coordinator 651-306-7861

Early Childhood Screening 651-306-7520

Preschool 651-306-7865

ECFE & Home Visits 651-306-7868

Welcome

Para obtener información en español, llame al 651-306-7862

Inver Grove Heights Early Learning

www.isd199.org/schools/early-learning FACEBOOK IGH Early Learning

For all families with children from birth to kindergarten

At Inver Grove Heights Early Learning, we recognize that parents are their child’s first and most important teachers. We are committed to strengthening families by providing opportunities to play and learn together, and to enhance the ability of all families to provide the best possible environment for the healthy growth and development of their children. We provide services, classes and support for families. Our licensed teachers work to boost parenting skills and confidence while helping young children develop their physical, language, cognitive and social potential. Tuition for classes is based on a sliding fee scale with payment plans and fee assistance available upon request. Inver Grove Heights Early Learning Program is a program of Inver Grove Heights School District - ISD 199. We hope you will take the time to look through this brochure to see all that we have to offer you and your family.…

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For more information call 651-306-7503 or visit www.isd199.org/schools/early-learning


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Our Parent Aware 4-Star Rated

PRESCHOOL

Inver Grove Heights Community Preschool - Committed to engaging each child in meaningful and joyful learning that leads to success in kindergarten and beyond. See pages 14-15.

Children are naturally curious and eager to learn. IGH preschool: ◆◆ Provides a positive and playful environment with caring and highly trained teachers ◆◆ Nurtures the development of social skills through early friendships and play

SCREENING

We care about the families in our community and are excited to meet your family before your child starts school. This helps us learn about you and your child and provide resources to help prepare your child for kindergarten.

◆◆ Encourages children to explore and participate in hands-on learning that encourages creativity and problem solving ◆◆ Our comprehensive curriculum DLM Early Childhood Express aligns with District 199’s learning goals and the Minnesota State Standards to provide a smooth and easy transition to kindergarten.

The visit is free and takes one hour. This is important for all children to do before turning 4 years old. We check their vision and hearing, and observe how they learn and play. Then, while your child plays, we will talk about what we’ve learned and share personalized information about your child’s learning and growth. Other benefits include community resources, information on programs and classes you may be interested in for yourself or your child, and a free book for your child.

Have a three-year-old? Call us today! Minnesota requires that we see all children before kindergarten but the sooner we see you, the more we can offer!

Already four or five? We have resources for you too.

Schedule Your Appointment To schedule an appointment, call 651-306-7520 or visit our website at isd199.org/schools/early-learning then select Screening.

ECFE CLASSES, EVENTS & RESOURCES Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) offers a variety of classes, activities and special events designed especially for you and your child! Most classes offer child care for siblings three months through five years of age who are not enrolled in class. Class information is listed throughout this brochure. For fee and registration information, See page 12 and 13.

ECFE Fall Open House at Our Early Learning Center Are you wondering what ECFE is all about? Meet our staff, ask questions, explore the classrooms and register for classes - Wednesday, September 6 at 9-11 am or 5:30-7:30 pm at the IGH Early Learning Center.

Free Classes & Home Visits for Families with New Babies We offer a variety of free classes for new parents. Check out our ongoing and drop-in offerings for you and your baby. We also provide home visits from a licensed parent educator for residents after the birth or adoption of a baby. Call 651-306-7868 for more information, if you have baby questions or want to schedule a visit.

ECFE classes are held at the Early Learning Center, 3203 68th St E in Inver Grove Heights

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Parenting Questions?

Schedule a One-to-One Visit with a Parent Educator If you are a parent with an infant to 5 year old child, parenting information and education is available in your home or at the IGH Early Learning Center. Spend an hour visiting one-to-one with a licensed parent educator.

Topics Include ◆◆ What to expect at different stages in your child’s life ◆◆ How to strengthen the parent/child relationship ◆◆ Finding positive ways to guide and teach your child ◆◆ Parenting concerns ◆◆ Community resources and family support

To schedule an appointment Call 651-306-7868 or email, ecfe@isd199.org

Superintendent’s message

Early Learning Programs… Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten and Beyond Much of the development that influences achievement throughout life occurs before children even set foot in school. Research continues to affirm how critical it is that children arrive at kindergarten with the cognitive, emotional, and social skills to succeed. Children with such opportunities before they enter kindergarten are more prepared than those who don’t. Participation in an early learning programming has proven to have a relatively large and enduring effect on school achievement and well being for all students. The impacts include strengthening families and assisting in the child’s growth and development. Children are provided opportunities to learn through interaction and guided play and to express themselves through creative activities. Early learning is a foundation of long-term success for children. Thus, you will increasingly hear educators refer to the E-12 continuum of learning rather than K-12. Evidence is increasing that school-based programs provide a system that is more likely to contribute to long-term benefits for children.

Join our Mailing List

The Inver Grove Heights School District is pleased to offer a variety of opportunities for families and children. Please join us and see all we have to offer you and your child!

Get our new brochure and other updates mailed to you regularly by completing the District Census.

Dave Bernhardson, Superintendent Inver Grove Heights Community Schools Phone: 651-306-7808 Fax: 651-306-7295 www.isd199.org Inspire 199!

Complete the District Census Today

Our mailing list comes directly from Census data. If you do not receive our Early Childhood mailings, are new to the area or have a new baby, please call 651-306-7503. The school district receives state funding based on children listed on the Census.

IGH Preschool Family STEM Night

Join us for an evening of hands-on science, math and engineering activities for preschool children (Age 3-5) and their families Thursday, November 2 5:30-7:30 pm IGH Early Learning Center, 3203 68th Street East

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For more information call 651-306-7503 or visit www.isd199.org/schools/early-learning


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Get Involved IGH Early Learning Advisory Council The Early Learning Advisory Council supports school district early childhood programs. Council members discuss and make recommendations for services and policies, while providing family perspectives that guide early learning decision making and program development.

Para Las Familias Latinas Evaluación del Desarrollo Infantil Esta evaluación es un chequeo rápido y simple de su hijo(a) para saber cómo va en su crecimiento, desarrollo y salud, además ayuda a saber si está listo(a) para la escuela. Es gratis y es un requisito para todos los niños desde los 3 ½ años de edad y hasta antes de empezar el Kínder.

Enlaces: Familia y Escuela Clase en Español para las familias con niños menores de 5 años donde: Los niños participan en actividades educativas que los preparan para la escuela, socializando con otros niños mientras cantan, leen y se divierten. Los padres aprenden estrategias de cómo educar mejor a sus hijos y como involucrarse más en su educación. Esta clase es gratuita, pero debes registrarte. Lun

Sep 18-Ene 22

12:30-2:30 pm 16 Clases # 9006-F17

Visitas en la Casa Si espera bebe o tiene un recién nacido. Le damos la bienvenida al distrito escolar de Inver Grove Heights. Podemos visitarle en casa o en nuestro centro de educación temprana (Early Learning Center). Le daremos: Consejos e información sobre el embarazo y cuidado del bebe. Pesamos a su bebe. Información sobre educación infantil y le tenemos una bolsa de regalos!

Regístrese en el censo del distrito escolar Todos los residentes del distrito de Inver Grove Heights deben registrarse incluyendo los bebes recién nacidos y los nuevos residentes en el distrito. Así usted recibirá información sobre la escuela, incluyendo Prescolar, ECFE, Evaluación del desarrollo infantil, etc.

El Programa Preescolar de la Comunidad Inver Grove Heights ofrecen programas preescolares para ninos de 3 y 4 anos antes de entrar a Kinder. Por favor llame si desea más información sobre cómo hacer que su hijo se registre.

ECFE en la Comunidad (En Skyline Village) ¡Educación para las familias en la comunidad! Los niños y sus padres aprenderán y se divertirán con actividades educativas. Jueves Sept 21, Oct 26 y Nov 7

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The group advocates for early education in the community, at the legislature and with other families. They also organize fundraising and volunteers to support programs. For more information on becoming part of the council, or to serve on one of its committees, visit our web page at isd199.org/schools/early-learning, then select Advisory Council, or call 651-306-7861.

Come as a member or a visitor The Council meets at the Early Learning Center once a month during the 2017-18 School year -Mondays, 6-7:30 pm 9/11, 10/2, 11/6, 12/4, 1/8, 2/4, 3/5, 4/9, 5/7, 6/4. Childcare is available.

Academy of Powerful Parents The Academy of Powerful Parents creates a partnership between parents, students, and educators to further students’ academic success. The free six-week program begins in February. For more information, call 651-306-7864. ◆◆ Create meaningful partnerships with other district families with same age children ◆◆ Collaborate and learn with district teachers, staff and principals/ administrators ◆◆ Gain strategies and tips to implement at home to help support your child’s academic, social and emotional development

Para obtener información sobre todos estos programas, llame al 651-306-7862.

ECFE classes are held at the Early Learning Center, 3203 68th St E in Inver Grove Heights

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Resources for Childcare Providers Are you a family childcare provider looking for more resources, training and ways to support children? We will be co-hosting three free collaborative training events on Nov 13, Jan 22 and March 12. Look for more information in early October or call 651-306-7864.

Do you have questions or concerns about your child’s development? Early Childhood Special Education provides support and services for children birth through kindergarten. If your child is between birth and three years old, call 651-306-7575. If your child is between age three and age six, call 651-306-7313.

What to Expect at a typical ECFE class Parent-Child Activity Time Together, families explore a classroom filled with developmentally-appropriate play and learning activities. These experiences foster strong relationships that support family growth.

Parent Discussion

Family Learning Family Learning is an educational program for parents and their children, ages birth to five. Family Learning meets Tuesday and Thursday afternoons in South St Paul. Family Learning includes:

Adult Basic Education improve your English speaking, writing and reading skills

For a part of the class you will meet other parents and a licensed parent educator to share experiences, support and information about child development and parenting techniques. There is always time set aside for you to share your joys and concerns and to ask questions that are part of everyday life with a young child. Parent discussion can occur either in the same room with your children (non-separating classes), or parents can go to a separate, nearby classroom to talk (separating classes).

Children’s Activity Time While you are involved in the parent discussion time, children learn and play with a licensed early childhood teacher and a paraprofessional. Children will enjoy music, movement, creative and sensory play and social skills as they interact with one another

Parent Education Spend time doing fun learning activities with your children as you connect with other parents and learn new ways to support your child’s education. Children make new friends and participate in school readiness activities including stories, songs, art and movement For more information, call 651-457-9418.

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Choosing and Registering for an ECFE Class or Activity Ages are listed after each class title. Your child should be the required age on the day the class begins. Most classes offer child care for siblings, three months through five years of age, who are not enrolled in class. Class information is listed throughout this brochure. For fee and registration information, See page 12 and 13.

Be sure and register all children who will be attending. If there is more than one child attending the class or sibling care, use the family or 2+ rate. Babies under five months do not need to be counted for the 2+ fee.

For more information call 651-306-7503 or visit www.isd199.org/schools/early-learning


Early Learning Advisory Council 6-7:30 pm See page 5 for dates & location

Enlaces: Familia & Escuela Birth-PreK 16 wks Sep 18-Jan 22 12:30-2:30 pm

A Moving Child is a Learning Child Birth-PreK 15 wks Sep 18-Jan 8 8:45-10:45 am

Monday

Yoga Calm 18 months-PreK 4 wks Nov 28-Dec 19 6-7 pm

Baby Time Drop-In Class 0-12 months 8 wks Sep 19-Nov 7 5:45-7:15 pm

New Baby Welcome! Drop-In Birth - 4 months 15 wks Sep 19-Jan 16 1-2:30 pm

Parenting Across Cultures Birth-PreK 15 wks Sep 26-Jan 23 12:15-2:15 pm

Wonderful Ones 12-24 months Session 1: Sep 19-Nov 7 Session 2: Nov 14-Jan 16 8 wks 9:45-11:15 am

Preschool Friends 3-5 years 16 wks Sep 19-Jan 24 8:45-10:45 am

Tuesday

My Daddy is AWESOME! Birth-PreK 8 wks Nov 29-Jan 24 6-7:30 pm

Family Playtime, plus time for YOU! Birth-PreK 8 wks Sep 20-Nov 8 6-7:30 pm

Pop In & Play! Birth-PreK See page 9 for dates 3:30-5 pm

Mindfulness: Parenting in the Present Moment Birth-PreK 8 wks Nov 29-Jan 24 12:30-2:30 pm

Little Scientists 2 ½ -5 years 8 wks Sep 27-Nov 15 12:30-2:30 pm

Terrific Toddlers 12-36 months 16 wks Sep 27-Jan 24 8:45-10:45 am

Wednesday

Preschool Family STEM Night Nov 2, 5:30-7:30 pm at the Early Learning Center

ECFE in the Community at Skyline Village Sep 21, Oct 26 & Nov 7 10-11:30 am

Storytime Drop-In at Inver Glen Library Ages 2-6 Sep 7, 14, 28, Oct 5, 12, 19, Nov 2, 9, 30, Dec 14 10:30-11am

Winter Fun Birth-PreK 3 wks Jan 4, 11 &18 9-11 am

Baby and Me 4-12 months Session 1: Sep 21-Nov 16 Session 2: Nov 30-Jan 25 8 wks 9-10:15 am

Thursday

Bumper Bowling at Drkula’s Ages 2-5 Nov 17 10-11 am

Afton Alps Apple Orchard Birth-PreK Oct 13 9:30-11:30 am

Knee High Naturalists Exploring Autumn Lebanon Hills Visitors Center Age 3-5 Sep 29 9:30 am-12 pm

Baby Drop-In Play and Learn at Inver Glen Library Birth – 3 Sep 29, Oct 13, 20, Nov 3, 10, 24 10:30-11:15 am

Pop In & Play! Birth-PreK See page 9 for dates 8:45-10 am

Little Explorers 24-36 months 13 wks Sep 22-Jan 19 8:45-10:30 am

Friday

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ECFE classes are held at the Early Learning Center, 3203 68th St E in Inver Grove Heights

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FREE CLASSES TODDLERS FOR NEW PARENTS! Wonderful Ones 12-24 months

Ready to spend time interacting with your busy toddler? After playing together, you and your child will stay in the same room while the parent discussion takes place. This is a great way to begin the practice of separation. We will talk about your choice of subjects, which could include separation anxiety, routines, development or other relevant topics. Your toddler will stay happily engaged in playing, exploring and interacting with other little toddlers who are just as busy as they are. Fee C

Baby and Me 4-12 months

Anytime you add a new baby to your family there are big changes! In “Baby & Me” you will spend time making connections with other parents who are also experiencing this exciting and challenging life transition! A licensed parent educator will provide information and support. Parents choose the topics they wish to discuss in order to ensure that your needs are met. Come share your challenges, joys, and concerns! This is a non-separating class. Please register. Free Thurs Sep 21-Nov 16 9-10:15 am No class Oct 19

8 sessions

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Thurs Nov 30-Jan 25 9-10:15 am No class Nov 23, Dec 28

8 sessions

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New Baby Welcome! Drop-In Class Birth-4 months

Celebrate your new baby and connect with other parents experiencing similar joys and challenges. Relax as you play with your baby and have time to discuss baby’s development, safety, sleeping patterns and more with other parents and a Parent Educator. You will be given a Welcome Baby Gift Bag on your first visit! This is a drop-in class. No registration required. Come once or visit often. Older siblings age 1-5 are welcome. Free Tues

Sep 19-Jan 16 1:00-2:30 pm 16 sessions No class Dec 26, Jan 2

Baby Time Drop-In Class 0-12 months Evening Class

Tues

Sep 19-Nov 7

9:45-11:15 am 8 sessions

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Nov 14-Jan 16 9:45-11:15 am 8 sessions No class Dec 6, Jan 2

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Terrific Toddlers Ages 12-36 months

Unsure of how to handle the “terrible 2’s?” Know you need to set limits for your little one, but are not quite sure how? This class will help you answer these questions and so much more! Parents and children play and learn together in an active setting. Parents gradually separate from their toddlers to discuss temperament, handling tantrums and anger, sibling and peer relationships, striving for independence and MORE with a licensed parent educator. Sibling care available. Fee A Wed

Sep 27-Jan 24 8:45-10:45 am 16 sessions #9007-F17 No class Nov 22, Dec 27

Little Explorers 24-36 months

Two year olds are growing at high speed. They require guidance and limits as they set out to try new things in their world. Our classrooms are set up to allow children to engage all of their senses as they sing, dance, create, build, problem solve, communicate, and socialize. Children gain confidence, trust, and independence as their parents separate for their facilitator led parent education which focuses on child development, parenting, and parent-child relationships. Fee B Fri

Sep 22 - Jan 19 8:45-10:30 am 13 wks No class Oct 20, Nov 24, Dec 1, 22, 29

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A new baby can mean lots of changes in your life. Take time to enjoy special playtime with your infant in a relaxing and welcoming environment. Come when you can, leave when you must. A licensed parent educator will be on hand to lead activities and to answer any questions you may have about this exciting stage! This is a non-separating drop-in class. Receive a Welcome Baby Gift Bag on your first visit. No registration required. Siblings 13 months to preK are welcome. Free Tue

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Sep 19-Nov 7 5:45-7:15 pm 8 sessions No class Oct 31

For more information call 651-306-7503 or visit www.isd199.org/schools/early-learning


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More Drop-in Opportunities Baby Play & Learn at Inver Glen Library Birth–3 years

Drop in anytime with your baby or toddler to sing songs, read books, play and move! An ECFE parent educator and a librarian will lead activities and provide resources. This free class meets at Inver Glen Library. No registration needed. Free Fri

10:30-11:15 am Sep 29, Oct 13, 20, Nov 3, 10, 24

Storytime at Inver Glen Library Ages 2-6

Read, play, sing, talk and write with stories and activities to develop early literacy skills for toddlers and preschoolers. An ECFE parent educator and a librarian will lead activities and provide resources. Siblings welcome. This free class meets at Inver Glen Library. No registration needed. Free Thurs 10:30-11 am

PRESCHOOL

Pop In & Play! Birth-PreK

Little Scientists Ages 2 ½ -5

Children are natural observers who are constantly exploring the world around them. Experience the sense of wonder together as you enjoy “hands-on” science activities with your child! Develop a deeper understanding of how to support scientific thinking in your child during this exciting time of exploration and wonder. Siblings welcome. Fee C Wed

Sep 27-Nov 15 12:30-2:30 pm 8 sessions

Sep 7, 14, 28, Oct 5, 12, 19, Nov 2, 9, 30, Dec 14

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Looking for an educational, enriching, and fun time for you and your child? Start your day with Pop In and Play! Parent-child activities are planned to help your child explore the world around them and learn through play. A licensed early childhood teacher and parent educator will lead activities and provide information to support you as you parent your growing little one. No registration required. No class Oct 6, 20, Nov 24, Dec 1, 22, 29. Each session is $3 per family per time or save money with family pass: $20/8 visits or $36 for 16 visits.

Preschool Friends

Wed 3:30-5 pm Sep 20 & 27, Oct 4, 11 & 25, Nov 1, 8, 15 & 29, Dec 6, 13 & 20, Jan 3, 10 & 17

Realizing how quickly your little one is growing up? Kindergarten is right around the corner! “Preschool Friends” is a time for preschoolers and their parents to enjoy fun, quality playtime together in an environment that promotes sharing, problem solving, discovery, and learning through play. Parents will have time to separate and meet with other preschool parents and a licensed parent educator to share information, ideas, and experiences related to child development and kindergarten readiness skills. Children must be 3 on first day of class. Fee A

Fri 8:45-10 am Sep 22 & 29, Oct 13 & 27, Nov 3, 10 & 17, Dec 8 & 15, Jan 5, 12 & 19

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Ages 3-5

Sep 19-Jan 23 8:45-10:45 am 16 sessions #F9010-F17 No class Nov 21, Dec 26, Jan 2

ECFE in the Community at Skyline Village Birth-PreK Bring your children and join us for stories and playtime in Skyline’s Community Room. There are many opportunities available for families. Please join us! Free Sept 21, Oct 26, Nov 7

10-11:30 am

ECFE classes are held at the Early Learning Center, 3203 68th St E in Inver Grove Heights

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MIXED AGES Mindfulness - Parenting in the Present Moment Birth-PreK

Parents today are constantly bombarded with messages about the “right” way to raise children. It’s easy to get caught up in the craziness of wondering if we are parenting correctly and if our children are ‘on track’. In this class you will practice mindfulness strategies and gain insight into your own parenting styles and strengths. What a perfect time of year to step out of the vortex and into the reassuring peace of knowing you can always find your way back to what really matters. Based on Carla Naumburg’s book, Parenting in the Present Moment: How to stay focused on what really matters. Fee C

A Moving Child is a Learning Child Birth-PreK

Children are always on the move! Find out why movement is so important for building bodies and brains. Examine the typical movements of children from birth through kindergarten. Be prepared to dance, prance and move with your little one. Some calming yoga will help us wind down. Resources are from the book, A Moving Child is a Learning Child by Gill Connell and Cheryl McCarthy. Fee A Mon

Sep 18-Jan 22 8:45-10:45 am 15 sessions #9001-F17 No class Dec 25, Jan 1

Wed

Nov 29-Jan 24 12:30-2:30 pm 8 sessions No class Dec 27

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Family Playtime, Plus Time for YOU! Birth-PreK Evening Class Parenting is hard work! This class is designed to provide you with fun, stimulating activities to enjoy with your child, as well as a time to connect with other parents and learn together. A licensed early childhood educator will lead you and your child in singing, exploring, creating, and learning through play. This will be followed by parents separating and meeting with a licensed parent educator to share information, ideas, and experiences with one another. Fee D

Parenting Across Cultures

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This class is for parents who want to learn more about helping children be successful in American schools. Have fun with your child in the classroom before separating to meet with other parents. Adults will share ideas, get a better understanding of American schools, identify strengths of their own culture and learn more about child development and learning two languages. Free

My Daddy is AWESOME!

Sep 20-Nov 8

6-7:30 pm

8 sessions

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Birth-PreK

Tues

Sep 26-Jan 23 12:15-2:15 15 Sessions #9005-F17 No class Nov 21, Dec 26, Jan 2

Wed

Nov 29-Jan 24 6-7:30 pm No class Dec 27

8 sessions

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18 months-PreK Evening Class

Birth-PreK

Celebrate the new year with family time together. Explore the wonder of winter in a cozy classroom filled with playtime opportunities that enhance development. If you are new to ECFE, this is a great way to find out more and make new friends in the process. $42/family Jan 4, 11, 18

Evening Class

Dads ARE awesome and an important part of a child’s development. Fathers, or other male figures, can play with their child in a relaxed setting with oodles of fun activities to choose from. Fee D

Yoga Calm

Winter Fun

Thu

Birth-PreK

9-11 am

3 sessions

#9013-F17

Yoga Calm is an award-winning, research-based curriculum that engages a child’s heart, mind and body. Learn new techniques that help children and adults reduce stress and develop self control, attention, fitness and social/emotional skills. This is a non-separating class where adults and children will stretch and move together. $35/Family Tues

Nov 28-Dec 19 6-7 pm

4 sessions

#9014-F17

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For more information call 651-306-7503 or visit www.isd199.org/schools/early-learning


COMMUNITY EVENTS

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Firestation Open House Sunday, October 15

October is Fire Prevention Month! Visit the firefighters at IGH Fire Station #3 during their annual Open House. See fire trucks and equipment, plus get tips on how to keep your family safe. 11 am-3 pm

Upper 55th & Babcock

Open to the public.

Events Sponsored by Tridistrict Community Education To regisiter call 651-403-8313

Boo Bash… A Halloween Movie Night

ECFE SPECIAL EVENTS

Knee High Naturalists Exploring Autumn Age 3-5

Explore the season of fall with a park naturalist and learn about what leaves, trees, and animals are doing in the autumn through hands-on activities, outside time and story time. Dress for the weather. The 1 ½ hour event takes place at Lebanon Hills Visitors Center. The bus will leave the Early Learning Center at 9:30 and return by noon. Registration required. Each adult may register up to two children. $10/child Fri

Sep 29

9:30am-12 pm

Friday, October 27

The witching hour has begun! Join us for a little “Hocus Pocus” while wearing your creative costumes. We’ll have a costume contest with prizes for the top three fan favorites. Concessions will be for sale at the event. All ages are welcome. Preregistration is recommended due to limited space but not required. $2/person 6:30 pm-9 pm #6757-F17 Heritage E-STEM Magnet Middle School, WSP

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Afton Alps Apple Orchard Birth-PreK

Hop on the hay wagon with a very special storyteller tour guide! Pick apples from the orchard, sip cider and find your favorite pumpkin in the pumpkin patch. The cost is $7/person. Each family member can pick 3 apples and a pumpkin to take home! The bus will leave the Early Learning Center at 9:30 and return by 11:30 am. Registration required. $7 person /Children under one year are free. Fri

Oct 13

9:30-11:30 am

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Bumper Bowling at Drkula’s Ages 2-5

Family fun regardless of the weather! The bumpers make it easy for each child to successfully roll the ball and see the pins go down. Meet at Drkula’s, 6710 Cahill Ave, Inver Grove Heights. Registration required. $5 per child includes shoes. Fri

Nov 17

10-11 am

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Marvel Universe Live… Age of Heroes Sunday, December 10

Spider-Man, the Avengers and some of Marvel’s greatest Super Heroes join forces to defeat the most threatening villains in the universe! Fans of all ages will enjoy the Marvel Universe Live performance at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Transportation is not provided. Order discount tickets by Wed, Nov 22 and pick up the the week of Dec 4 at the SSP Adult Basic Education Building, 517 Marie Avenue, South St. Paul. Call 651-306-3631 for office hours. $20.50/person 5-7 pm #5750-F17 Xcel Energy Center 199 W Kellogg Blvd, Saint Paul

ECFE classes are held at the Early Learning Center, 3203 68th St E in Inver Grove Heights

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Immunization Records

Required by the 1st day of class Bring your child’s immunization record before or on the first day of class. Any child who does not have up-to-date immunizations will not be allowed to attend.

Weather Related Cancellations If classes are delayed or canceled for IGH District 199 because of severe weather or emergency conditions, cancellations will be announced on local TV stations, on the district web page www.isd199.org and on the IGH Early Learning Facebook Page.

If school is closed all day All early childhood programs are canceled.

If school is delayed two hours in the morning Morning ECFE classes are canceled, but the regular ECFE schedule is in effect the rest of the day. All Preschool classes will be canceled (AM & PM)

If weather turns bad late in the day Check local TV stations and IGH Early Learning Facebook page for updates.

Canceled Class Policy If you need to cancel a class Contact the office immediately at 651-306-7503 if you cannot attend a class for which you have registered. A pro-rated class, less a $15 handling fee, will be granted through the third week of class. All registrations will be considered final after the third week.

ECFE Registration

Initial registrations accepted August 11-13 Initial ECFE registration requests will be accepted online beginning Friday, January 6. While creating your registration request, you will be asked to indicate your first and second choice. Payment information will be required during registration; however, your payment will not be processed until your registration request is approved. Computer generated class placement will begin August 14 by lottery. Registrations will be accepted all season with pro-rated fees if the class has started. Families may register for an additional class beginning August 11. Registration for Special Events is ongoing and is not limited. SEE BELOW FOR ONLINE INSTRUCTIONS

Alternatives to online registration If you do not have access online, contact our office at 651-306-7503 or drop off a paper application at the Early Learning Center. Please note that paper and phonein registrations will be placed the same week as online registrations, offering equal advantage for ECFE class placements. MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO ISD 199 ECFE

Are registrations confirmed? If you register online you will receive an email confirmation by August 16. Paper or phone-in registrations will be confirmed with a phone call by August 18. Once confirmed, your payment will be processed.

Register online with a credit card https://tridistrict.ce.eleyo.com 1. Visit the website above 2. In the black bar at the top of the page, click on Log In if you already have an account OR Click on Sign Up if you are new to our system. 3. Then, fill in your personal information and add family members to create your family profile. 4. Click on Explore all Programs near the top of the page

If we cancel a class

5. In the search bar, enter your class number (from catalog) or class name in the box

If the class is canceled you will receive a full refund of the class fee. If the class is filled you will receive a full refund of the class fee. Classes are not rescheduled in the event of weather or emergency school closings.

6. Click on the class you would like to take

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7. Scroll down and click on the green Enroll Now button 8. Choose attendees. Answer required questions. Enroll selected people. 9. Your card will be charged immediately for your ECFE class or preschool registration fee. 10. You will receive an email confirmation within 2 business days.

For more information call 651-306-7503 or visit www.isd199.org/schools/early-learning


ECFE Registration

isd12.org/community-education

Register online at https://tridistrict.ce.eleyo.com or Return this form to IGH Early Learning Center, 3203 68th St E, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55428 Payment must be submitted at the time of registration. Immunization records are required by the start of class. Parent/Guardian Name Relationship to Child Address City/State/Zip Home Phone

Work/Cell Phone

Email for class confirmation Ethnicity: American Indian, Asian, Black, Pacific Islander, Latino, White

Primary language spoken at home__________________________

Any allergies, health or physical concerns we should be aware of__________________________________________________________ Children and infants attending 1. _________________________________________________________ Date of Birth _____________________

Male___

Female ___

2. _________________________________________________________ Date of Birth _____________________

Male___

Female ___

3. _________________________________________________________ Date of Birth _____________________

Male___

Female ___

Class #

Class Title

Day/Time

1st Choice_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2nd Choice_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Special Event______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Special Event______________________________________________________________________________________________________ First Choice ECFE Class Fee $_______

I would like to request financial assistance. I can pay $_______

Special Event 1 Fee $_______

Charge my ___Visa

Special Event 2 Fee $_______

Name on Card_________________________________________________________

Total payment $_______ Check #________________________

___Mastercard

___Discover

Card #________________________________________________________________ Exp Date__________________ CSC/CVC Code__________________ Signature_____________________________________________________________

ECFE Sliding Fee Scale Fee payment is based on your combined family income. Determine your cost by the type fee and number of children attending with parent (including Sibling not participating class). No ISD 199 resident will be turned away because of an inability to pay.

Family Income

Fee A

Fee A

Fee B

Fee B

Fee C

Fee C

Fee D

Fee D

1 child

2+ children

1 child

2+ children

1 child

2+ children

1 child

2+ children

$85,000 & up

$224

$352

$168

$264

$112

$176

$84

$132

$65,000 - $84,999

$157

$246

$118

$185

$78

$123

$59

$92

$40,000 -$64,999

$110

$172

$83

$129

$55

$86

$41

$64

$20,000 - $39,999

$55

$86

$41

$65

$28

$43

$21

$32

$0 - $19,999

$10

$10

$10

$10

$10

$10

$10

$10

ECFE classes are held at the Early Learning Center, 3203 68th St E in Inver Grove Heights

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Parent Aware 4 Star Rated

Inver Grove Heights Community Preschool

Committed to engaging each child in meaningful and joyful learning that leads to success in kindergarten and beyond

Little Spartans Explore and More Age 3 by Sep 1, 2017

Your three-year-old will thrive in a caring classroom where they are actively involved and engaged in their learning. There will be plenty of time to explore, play and create as they begin to assert their new-found independence. While they make new friends, natural opportunities arise to practice turn taking and social communication.

Morning 3’s Mon, Wed, Fri 8:30-11 am 3 days/week

$189/month

ELC

Caring, highly trained staff provide a quality preschool experience

Tue & Thurs

$132/month

ELC

Children are naturally curious and eager to learn. Our caring and highly trained teachers provide a positive and playful environment to help nurture the social-emotional, intellectual and physical development of each child. The State of Minnesota has rated our program FOUR STARS, the highest rating possible for high quality early education programs.

Mon & Wed

12-2:45 pm 2 days/week

$132/month

ELC

Tue & Thurs

12-2:45 pm 2 days/week

$132/month

ELC

8:30-11 am 2 days/week

Afternoon 3’s

We are fortunate to have several classrooms where preschool teachers co-teach with Early Childhood Special Education teachers. The expertise of special education staff is available to the whole class and allows for lower staff to child ratios in the classroom.

Financial Assistance Financial Assistance may be available to families that meet eligibility requirements. Proof of income is required for preschool scholarships. Scholarship application forms are available at the Early Learning Center.

Scholarships As a four-star rated Parent Aware program, IGH Preschool can also accept MN Pathways 1 Early Learning Scholarships. Call Think Small at 651-641-6604 for information.

Bathroom Skills Requirements for Attendance Three-year-olds must be potty trained. We understand accidents happen, but children should know when they need to use the bathroom, be able to toilet by themselves with limited assistance and have very few accidents. To help children be more successful, parents are asked to take their child to the bathroom before going to the classroom or getting on the bus—especially in the first months of preschool. Four-year-olds must be completely toilet trained.

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For more information call 651-306-7503 or visit www.isd199.org/schools/early-learning


isd12.org/community-education

Meet your preschool teacher! Wednesday, Sept 7 and Thursday, Sept 8

Families with children who are already enrolled in IGH preschool will be contacted in early August with instructions on how to schedule a time for you and your child to meet the teacher, see the classroom and get your questions answered. If you haven’t received a letter by August 15, call 651-306-7861.

Preschool Locations

Early Learning Center (3’s only) 3203 68th Street East Inver Grove Heights MN 55068

Hilltop

Little Spartans Discover and Learn

3201 68th Street E Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076

Children will become comfortable with school and learning routines as they make new friends and explore vocabulary, alphabet recognition and others skills that will help them be successful in kindergarten.

Pine Bend

Morning Only

5899 Babcock Trail Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077

Age 4 by Sep 1, 2017

Mon, Wed, Fri 8:30-11 am 3 days/week

$189/month

Salem Hills

Tue & Thurs

$132/month

Salem Hills

8:30-11 am 2 days/week

Little Spartans Ready for K Age 4 by Sep 1, 2017

Children will build confidence and skills as they participate in engaging, play-based activities focused on kindergarten readiness. Ready for K offers a balanced curriculum that supports positive social, physical, cognitive and creative development. There is a strong emphasis on early math and literacy skills facilitated by caring and supportive teachers who help students explore, create, problem solve and connect.

Morning Mon-Fri

8:30-11 am 5 days/week

$295/month

Hilltop

Mon-Fri

8:30-11 am 5 days/week

$295/month

Pine Bend

Mon-Thur

12-2:45 pm 4 days/week

$250/month

Hilltop

Mon-Thur

12-2:45 pm 4 days/week

$250/month

Pine Bend

Mon-Thur

12-2:45 pm 4 days/week

$250/month

Salem Hills

Afternoon

Registrations are accepted year-round Enroll online at https://tridistrict.ce.eleyo.com

If you’d like to check for current openings, call 651-306-7503 Our new Preschool brochure will be available in January with registration in Februrary. See instructions for online registrations on page 12.

9875 Inver Grove Trail Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076

Salem Hills

Administrative Staff Lora Lambert, Early Learning Coordinator 651-306-7861 Samantha Swenson, Early Learning Admin Asst 651-306-7503 Patricia Nix, Family Outreach (Se habla español) 651-306-7862 Tara Zehoski, Early Childhood Screening 651-306-7520

Extended Child Care for 4 and 5 Year Olds Extended child care is available for 4 and 5-year-old children who need care from 6-8:30 am before morning preschool or from 2:45-6:00 pm following afternoon preschool. The cost is $12.50 per day. Separate registration is required. Call Spartan Kids’ Care at 651-306-7502. For more Information regarding preschool, call 651-306-7503 Si quiere mas información en Español acerca de este documento o de cualquier otro asunto relacionado con la escuela de su hijo(a), por favor, llame al 651-306-7862.

We are proud to have received the highest rating possible from Parent Aware!

ECFE classes are held at the Early Learning Center, 3203 68th St E in Inver Grove Heights

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Inver Grove Heights Schools 2990 80th Street East Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION U.S. POSTAGE PAID SOUTH ST. PAUL MN PERMIT NO. 170

Free Classes & Home Visits for Families with New Babies We welcome families to our programs with a variety of free classes for new parents. Check out our ongoing and drop-in offerings for you and your baby.

IGH Preschool Family STEM Night

An evening of hands-on science, math and engineering activities for preschoolers and their families Thursday, November 2 from 5:30-7:30 pm For children (age 3-5) and their families Early Learning Center, 3203 68th Street East

ECFE Fall Open House Wednesday, September 6

9-11 am & 5:30-7:30 pm IGH Early Learning Center Are you wondering what ECFE is all about? Meet our staff, ask questions, explore the classrooms and register for classes.

2017 Fall Inver Grove Heights ECFE  
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