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Wayzata Family Learning Center 2013-2014 Registration and Information

Exactly What You’re Looking For! Parent/Child Classes Peppermint Fence Preschool BLOCK Time Extended Day Program Summer Preschool

Online registration starts February 20, 2013

763-745-5290 • www.wayzata.k12.mn.us/flc


Online Registration Begins February 20, 2013 Summer Fun................................................................ Page 3 • • • •

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How May We Help You? Family Learning Center 305 Vicksburg Lane North Plymouth, MN 55447 Office Hours: M-F, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (August–June) Main Office, Cindy Browne Program Secretary.......... 763-745-5290 Family Learning Center Fax ...763-745-5291 Coordinator, Marcia Treno..... 763-745-5292

Camp Peppermint Fence BLOCK Time Wonderful Wednesdays Spanish ‘Round the World

BLOCK Time..................................................................Page 3 • • •

Safe and nurturing setting Curriculum-based program Internationally accredited

Early Childhood Family Education........................ Pages 4-5 • • •

Exceptional parent education and support Building strong parent/child relationships Experienced, licensed teachers and parent educators

Peppermint Fence Preschool................................ Pages 6-7 • • • •

Teaching to the whole child Results oriented Internationally accredited Kindergarten readiness focused

Lead Parent Educator/Parent Coach Mary Eckberg.................. 763-745-5295 Peppermint Fence Manager Joyce Heyer.................... 763-745-5294 Kindergarten Readiness Manager Renée Lach..................... 763-745-5293 Peppermint Fence Plus Manager Lisa Landry..................... 763-745-5271 Wayzata Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Chace Anderson....... 763-745-5000 Director of Community Education Bob Wittman................... 763-745-5202

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It’s quick and easy! Go to www.wayzata.k12.mn.us/flc Select 2013-14 Registration Questions? Call 763-745-5290


Summer Fun Camp Peppermint Fence

(Formerly Barefoot in the Grass) Ten classes beginning May 28, 2013 Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.–Noon $305 for 5 weeks Camp Peppermint Fence is our very popular summer preschool for children who are 2- to 5-years old (on or before September 1, 2012) and have not yet attended kindergarten. Children will be grouped in classes by age. At Camp Peppermint Fence children: • Explore the outdoors • Create artistic masterpieces • Conduct science experiments • Play with new friends • Read stories • Sing and move to music Financial assistance may be available for qualifying families of 4- to 5-year-olds. Call Renée Lach at 763-745-5293 for details.

Spanish ‘Round the World May 20–24, 9:30–11:30 a.m. ($140 for 5 days) For children 42+ months as of May 21, 2013, but not yet in kindergarten Señora McCartney’s preschool Spanish series is the perfect way to kick off your child’s summer adventures. Every day in class we’ll “travel” to a different Spanish-speaking country to discover its foods, culture, dance, crafts, animals, and most of all, language. We’ll sing songs in Spanish, dance, play games, and make crafts—building children’s Spanish vocabulary along the way. Each day there will be a special snack, including some ethnic treats made during class.

Summer BLOCK Time Do you need options for your 16-month to 5-year-old child? Summer BLOCK Time will be offered Monday–Friday, 9:15– 11:45 a.m. and Monday–Thursday, noon–2:30 p.m. Dates are May 28–June 28, 2013. Cost is $100 for mornings or afternoons.

Wonderful Wednesdays 9 a.m.–Noon, May 29–June 26, 2013 ($165 for 5 Wednesdays) For children 42+ months as of May 28, 2013, but not yet in kindergarten. Princesses Rock! A real princess is capable, creative, and playful. So what do little princesses love to do? They dress up, design their jewelry and crowns, dance, create and dramatize princess stories, and practice good manners at tea parties. Of course, they also love to run, climb, jump rope, pedal bikes, and play games. Be a princess. It’s a blast! Pirate Ships and Spaceships Children will travel from the age of pirates to the space age. For three weeks they will play and learn on board the “pirate ship”— enjoying pirate stories, games, toys, snacks, music, art projects, and more. During the fourth and fifth weeks, they’ll travel through outer space on an imaginary spaceship, learn about rockets and space suits, and build spaceships. Monstermania Monsters are cute and cuddly. But what do they do at summer camp? They read and write silly stories about themselves, eat monster snacks, create works of monster art, play Monster Tag, and even sing monster anthems. Since they’re frequently mistaken for little kids, your child will fit right in at Monster Camp.

Summer Cancellation Fees: By May 1, 2013: $50 cancellation fee After May 1, 2013: NO refund

BLOCK Time: Exactly What You Need BLOCK Time is our extremely popular program for children 16 months to 5 years. By pre-paying for an 8-11 week session, you’re guaranteed a 2½ hour slot every week, same day and time. Enjoy time for yourself, knowing your child is safe, learning, and having fun! Watch for the registration dates listed here so you can reserve your spot. Register online after 8 a.m. on the specified day. Openings are filled on a first-come, firstserved basis. Payment for the entire session is required at the time of registration. There are no refunds for missed days. Cancellation fee of $50 before BLOCK Time begins; no refunds after BLOCK Time starts. Session

Dates

Registration Begins

Session 1 Sept. 9, 2013–Nov. 22, 2013 Aug. 19, 2013 Session 2 Dec. 2, 2013–Feb. 21, 2014

Nov. 11, 2013

Session 3 Feb. 24, 2014–May 16, 2014 Jan. 27, 2014

Full-Year BLOCK Time Another option for BLOCK Time is to sign up for the year, guaranteeing a slot for your child on the same day, at the same time, for the entire school year. You will be billed monthly at a rate of $7.50 per hour; these slots will be limited. There is a $75 registration fee for full-year BLOCK Time and a May 2014 nonrefundable deposit due May 1, 2013. Registration begins February 20, 2013.

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Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) Why All the Excitement? Satisfaction Guaranteed! 1. E CFE is guaranteed affordable! No one will be turned away due to inability to pay. Our fees have not increased and sliding fees are still available. Depending on your family income and size, you may qualify for a 20%-80% fee discount. Your call for information on financial assistance will be handled with respect and confidentiality. Call 763745-5290. 2. D  istrict 284 staff discount: Save $10 off the fee for one ECFE class! 3. Newcomers discount: Very first time in ECFE? Save $10 on your first payment. 4.  Not a good fit? If you change your mind, we will refund your entire fee if you notify us before the second day of class.

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) is unique to Minnesota. This nationally celebrated model supports the essential role of parents as their birth- to fiveyear-old children’s first and most important teachers. ECFE programs require degreed, licensed early childhood teachers and parent educators. Our ECFE is typical of Wayzata Schools, a model of excellence and among the very best in Minnesota. We have the energy and resources to meet the needs of your family. Register now and experience our best year ever!

Baby Steps: 0-12 Months What does your baby need from you? What do YOU need for yourself? Start out on the right foot! Discover new ways to support and enjoy your baby, engage with other moms and dads, and build on your strengths. Playtime and “nesting” with your infant will be followed by parent discussion and the best available information and support from our experienced, licensed parent educators. Your baby will stay with you. Whether this is your first or fifth child, your baby is unique and special, and so is this time in your life. Full-Year Classes

Class #

Class Dates

1st Class 1st Sibling Payment* Payment*

0–6 Months (Birth Dates: March 1, 2013–Sept. 24, 2013) W/ 1:15–2:45 p.m.

C001

Sept. 25, 2013–May 14, 2014

$168

$94

6–12 Months (Birth Dates: Sept. 1, 2012–March 1, 2013)

Siblings Plus

W/ 10:45 a.m.–12:15

C002

Sept. 25, 2013–May 14, 2014

$168

$94

Th/ 11 a.m.–12:30

C003

Sept. 26, 2013–May 15, 2014

$168

$94

Siblings Plus is a program of Peppermint Fence Plus. This exceptional, accredited program is available to siblings of children enrolled in a daytime ECFE class. Infant siblings under 4 months of age may stay with their parent in an ECFE class or in Siblings Plus. If your baby is over 4 months, or will turn 4 months during the class series, you will need to register for Siblings Plus or find other child care whenever they reach that age.

F/ 9–10:30 a.m.

C004

Sept. 27, 2013–May 16, 2014

$168

$94

Th/ 6:15–7:30 p.m.

E002

Sept. 26, 2013–May 15, 2014

$140

N/A

*Second payment due Nov. 11, 2013; third payment due Feb. 10, 2014 6-Week Classes

Class #

Class Dates

One Payment

Siblings

$75

N/A

$75

N/A

0-6 Months (Birth Date after February 29, 2013) T/ 6:15–7:30 p.m.

E001-1

Sept. 24–Oct. 29, 2013

0-8 Months (Birth Date after February 29, 2013) T/ 6:15–7:30 p.m.

E001-2

Nov. 12–Dec. 17, 2013

Details will be available in Nov. 2013 for 6-week infant classes occurring Jan.–May 2014.

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Busy Ones: 12–24 Months Explore the world through your toddler’s eyes, connect with other families, enhance your parenting skills, discover fresh activity ideas, and navigate the joys and challenges of raising a toddler. Wondering about your toddler’s intense “emotions in motion,” nutrition, sleep, or how to take care of yourself? Group discussion and the best, most reliable information from our professional teachers will increase your joy and confidence as a parent. Parent/child separation will be introduced gradually as childrens’ comfort levels in the classroom increase. Classes start September 23, 2013 and end May 16, 2014. Day/Time

Class #

1st Class Payment*

1st Sibling Payment*

12–24 Months (Birth Dates: Sept. 1, 2011–Sept. 1, 2012) Th/ 6–7:30 p.m.

E101

$168

$94

T/ 9:30–11 a.m.

C102

$168

$94

Th/ 9–10:30 a.m.

C103

$168

$94

M/ 9:15–10:45 a.m.

C106

$168

$94

W/ 8:45–10:15 a.m.

C107

$168

$94

F/ 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

C108

$168

$94

* Second payment due Nov. 11, 2013; third payment due Feb. 10, 2014

Potty Training • Kindergarten Readiness • Family Fun • Discipline • Siblings • Self Care for You Enjoy quality focus and play time with your 2- to 5-year-old, innovative parenting strategies and support, new friendships for you and your child, and ways to help your child learn and develop to his/her potential. During separation, you and your child will discover the joys of learning and growing with other families, along with the support and guidance from licensed children’s teachers and parent educators. Choose the class with a birth-date range that fits your child. Classes start September 23, 2013 and end May 16, 2014. Class #

1st Class Payment*

1st Sibling Payment*

24+ Months (Birth Dates: Sept. 1, 2008–Sept. 1, 2011) M/ 9:15–11:15 a.m.

C201

$212

$152

F/ 9:15–11:15 a.m.

C302

$212

$152

T/ 6:30–8 p.m.

E502

$168

$94

24–36 Months (Birth Dates: Sept. 1, 2010–Sept. 1, 2011) T/ 9-11 a.m.

C202

$212

Baby Night Owls (0-12 Months) Can’t make it to class during the day? Both Mom and Dad want to attend? Baby Night Owls is your solution! Enjoy the same Baby Step experiences at night: special time with your baby, meeting parents and their newborns, and the information and support you’re looking for! Siblings Plus is available for your older children, through kindergarten age.

E001: Six-Week Series Tuesdays, 6:15-7:30 p.m. Two six-week series are offered in the fall—first for 0–6 month olds, then 0–8 month olds. (See page 4 for more details.) Additional six-week series will be offered January–May 2014. Check our website or call 763-745-5290 for updates.

E002: Full-Year Class Thursdays, 6:15-7:30 p.m., 6-12 months

Busy Ones: Toddler Night Owls (12-24 Months)

Kids on the Go: 24+ Months

Day/Time

Night Life at ECFE

$152

E101 Thursdays, 6:00-7:30 p.m

With so many parents in the daytime work force, Toddler Night Owls fills quickly. Time with their toddlers is short and precious, so parents and staff decide together if or when they will separate for parent-only time. Parent/child play and parent learning and sharing are guided by a licensed parent educator and early childhood teacher. Toddler Night Owls can make it until 7:30 p.m. one night a week, and they love class as much as their parents. It’s the best of both worlds!

Kids on the Go: Take Me to ECFE (24+ Months) E502 Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Bring your 2- to 5-year-old to “night school” for the same fun and learning as our Kids on the Go day classes. After special parent/child activities, projects, and fun together at circle time, you’ll leave your child with his/her new friends and awesome teachers as he/she learns through play activities. Meanwhile, parent group discussion will cover whatever information and guidance you need now, such as stress management, routines, siblings, behavior, and social/emotional growth. Couples, individuals, and single parents are all welcome!

* Second payment due Nov. 11, 2013; third payment due Feb. 10, 2014

To register go to www.wayzata.k12.mn.us/flc; select 2013-14 Registration.

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Peppermint Fence Preschool Excellence for the Whole Child Kindergarten Readiness • Your child will grow and achieve academically, emotionally, socially, and physically toward kindergarten readiness. • Your preschooler will have fun! Play is the “work” of children, so our researchbased curriculum focuses on learning through play.

Wayzata Public Schools •  We are Wayzata Public Schools’ only licensed, internationally accredited preschool. We have full access to the district’s resources. • We actively partner with Wayzata Early Childhood Special Education in all our classes. Some classes are team taught with an ECSE teacher.

Parent Education and Support • If your child is not yet potty trained, we will work with you. All children are welcome here. • Two PLUS classes include a weekly parent/child play day, plus adult-only time for parent education and support. • Parents have free access to our “Ask a Parent Educator” service for one-on-one parent coaching.

Safety and Health

Peppermint Fence is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC.org), the international gold standard of excellence. Visit us and see for yourself why we’ve achieved this highly prized recognition. Peppermint Fence begins the week of Tuesday, September 3, 2013 with individual conferences for you, your child, and the teacher. You’ll meet together in a relaxed setting, allowing your child to explore the new classroom. Your individual conference day and time will be sent to you in August. Actual preschool classes begin the week of September 9. Parent/ teacher conferences are also held in November 2013 and March 2014.

Enrichment Classes Full-year enrichment classes for children 3–4 years old! Classes run September 9, 2013–May 16, 2014. These mixed-age classes include music, art, movement, math, science, and language activities. Your child is learning while having fun! Enroll in just Enrichment Classes or add them to your child’s school day. Class # Spanish

Time

Monthly Fee

M

12:15–2:15 p.m.

$70

Wacky Wednesdays

W

1–3:30 p.m.

$85

Thrilling Thursdays

Th

8:45–11:15 a.m.

$85

Extended Day! Expand your child’s Peppermint Fence learning experiences through our Extended Day curriculum. Extended Day is available for 36+ month-olds, 8–9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.–3:30 p.m. on your child’s preschool days. Cost is $8.00 per hour when you sign up at least 24 hours in advance, $9.00 per hour for same-day sign up (space permitting). Sign up for the full year and receive a discounted rate of $7.50 per hour!

• Safety is our top priority. • We are a peanut-aware facility. • Nutritious snacks are provided daily at no charge.

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Two Years Old as of September 1, 2013 Two PLUS classes: Parents attend with their children on the first day of each week. After parent/child activities, parents separate for parent group education and support with a parent educator. Sibling care is available for these days. Class #

Days

Time

Monthly Fee

Two PLUS A

M/W

9–11 a.m.

$170

Two PLUS B

T/Th

9–11 a.m.

$170

Two PLUS C

W/F

9–11 a.m.

$170

Two PLUS Sibling Care 2/3F (30–42 months) Both days child only Birthdate range: 3/1/10–3/1/11

$60 T/Th

9:15–11:45 a.m.

$185

Three Years Old as of September 1, 2013 Class #

Days

Time

Monthly Fee

3A

T/Th

9–11:30 a.m.

$185

3B

T/W/Th

11:45 a.m.– 2:15 p.m.

$275

3C

M/W

9:15–11:45 a.m.

$185

3D

T/Th

9–11:30 a.m.

$185

3E*

T/Th

9–11:30 a.m.

$185

2/3F (30-42 months) Birthdate range: 3/1/10–3/1/11

T/Th

9:15–11:45 a.m.

$185

Four Years Old as of September 1, 2013 Our Kindergarten Readiness program teaches to the whole child, and is the only program directly coordinated with Wayzata Public Schools’ kindergarten curriculum. Your 4-year-old will have Spanish instruction every week! Class #

Days

Time

Monthly Fee

4A

T/Th/F

9:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

$330

4B

T/W/Th

1–3:30 p.m.

$275

4C

M/W/F

9:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

$330

4D

T/W/Th

1–3:30 p.m.

$275

4E*

T/W/Th

9–11:30 a.m.

$275

4F*

T/W/Th

1–3:30 p.m.

$275

4G*

T/W/Th

12:30–3:30 p.m.

$330

4H*

M/W/F

9–11:30 a.m.

$275

4J

M/W/F

8:45–11:15 a.m.

$275

Peppermint Fence Payment Schedule Fee

Due Date ($10 late fee)

Refund Policy

$75 registration fee

At time of registration

Nonrefundable

May 2014 tuition

May 1, 2013 (deadNonrefundable, line to guarantee your nontransferable after child’s slot) May 1, 2013

September 2013 tuition

September 15, 2013

Nonrefundable

Oct. 2013–March 2014 tuition

First of each month

Nonrefundable

April 2014 tuition

April 15, 2014

Last payment

Your slot is guaranteed when we receive your May 2014 tuition and a completed Emergency Form, which can be downloaded from our website or picked up in our office. If you withdraw your child from Peppermint Fence once classes begin, a 30-day notice before departure is required. Otherwise, you will be charged in full for the next month’s tuition. Questions about an alternative payment timeline? Contact: Marcia Treno, 763-745-5292 (marcia.treno@wayzata.k12.mn.us).

Peppermint Fence Savings Discount for District 284 staff: Save $10 off registration fee for one Peppermint Fence class! Assistance for qualifying families: Preschool tuition assistance for qualifying families of 4-year-olds is available. For more information, contact: Renée Lach, 763-745-5293 (renee.lach@wayzata.k12.mn.us).

* These classes are taught by a licensed Peppermint Fence teacher and a licensed Early Childhood Special Education teacher. To register go to www.wayzata.k12.mn.us/flc; select 2013-14 Registration.

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Like No Place Else! Office Hours Monday–Friday: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Phone: 763-745-5290 Fax: 763-745-5291 Visit us online at www.wayzata.k12.mn.us/flc Select 2013-14 Registration Registration for all programs begins February 20, 2013.

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2013-2014 Family Learning Center Catalog  

2013-2014 Family Learning Center Catalog