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  • ECFE 100 AM Sessions Infant Class

    What an exciting adventure you are on as a caregiver for a baby! It takes a village to support your family during the infant years and beyond. This class will provide you with parenting education from a Licensed Parenting Educator along with the shared experiences of other caregivers who are transitioning to parenthood, navigating sleep, feeding, caring for themselves and their families, relationships, and more. The class will include time to play and interact with your baby, information on newborn development and parenting topics, along with an interactive circle time with songs, stories, and movement. Expecting parents are welcome and new arrivals are always encouraged to register throughout the year. We understand that babies cry, and sometimes during class, they may be sleepy or need to eat. This class is "come as you are" and we embrace this as being a welcoming place to experience the realities of parenting. NOTE: Sibling Care is offered, with limited spots available - Sibling Care is for ages 6 months - 5.5 years at Harley Hopkins. Waitlist: If any class you are interested in has a waitlist, please register for the waitlist. We use our waitlist information to determine what community needs are and to open additional classes when possible. If you are a family with twins/triplets, please contact our front office at (952) 988-5000. For any questions, please email ECFE@hopkinsschools.org
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    ECFE 100 AM Sessions Young Movers Class

    Is your infant starting to move and explore their surroundings? Join together with other caregivers and children who are in this new and exciting stage of a child’s life! This class offers an inviting space for caregivers to engage and play with their child while also having the opportunity to connect with other families in shared experiences through the caregiver discussion. ECFE class components include caregiver/child interaction time, a caregiver discussion, facilitated by a Licensed Parent Educator, engaging play-based learning activities for children, and an interactive circle for you and your child to take part in together, led by a Licensed Children’s Teacher. These classes will be non-separating for the caregiver discussion. NOTE: Sibling Care is offered, with limited spots available - Sibling Care is for ages 1 year - 5.5 years at Meadowbrook. Waitlist: If any class you are interested in has a waitlist, please register for the waitlist. We use our waitlist information to determine what community needs are and to open additional classes when possible. If you are a family with twins/triplets, please contact our front office at (952) 988-5000. For questions, please email ECFE@hopkinsschools.org
  • ECFE 200 Yr. Long Ages 1-2

    **These are Year Long Classes** Join our skilled team of Licensed Children's Teachers, Licensed Parenting Educators, and Assistants for a class full of fun play-based learning. Listen to all the giggles as you and your toddler enjoy creative activities, sing songs, play with toys, explore new art forms, and more! ECFE class components include caregiver/child interaction time, a caregiver discussion, engaging learning activities for children, and an interactive circle for you and your child to take part in together! These classes will be gradually separating for the caregiver discussion. NOTE: Sibling Care is offered, with limited spots available - Sibling Care is for ages 6 months - 5.5 years at Harley Hopkins. Sibling Care is for ages 1 year - 5.5 years at Meadowbrook. Waitlist: If any class you are interested in has a waitlist, please register for the waitlist. We use our waitlist information to determine what community needs are and to open additional classes when possible. If you are a family with twins/triplets, please contact our front office at (952) 988-5000. For any questions, please email ECFE@hopkinsschools.org
  • ECFE 500 PM Sessions Mixed-Age

    Join our skilled team of Licensed Children's Teachers, Licensed Parenting Educators, and Assistants for a class full of fun play-based learning. You and your child will enjoy creative activities, sing songs, play with toys, explore new art forms, and more! ECFE class components include caregiver/child interaction time, a caregiver discussion, engaging learning activities for children, and an interactive circle for you and your child to take part in together! This class will be gradually separating for the caregiver discussion. NOTE: Sibling Care is offered, with limited spots available - Sibling Care is for ages 6 months - 5.5 years at Harley Hopkins. Waitlist: If any class you are interested in has a waitlist, please register for the waitlist. We use our waitlist information to determine what community needs are and to open additional classes when possible. If you are a family with twins/triplets, please contact our front office at (952) 988-5000. For questions, please email ECFE@hopkinsschools.org
  • ECFE Drop in Stay and Play

    Stay and Play - Drop In ECFE Class These individual drop-in days allow you to choose what days work in your schedule. Sign up for some or all!! Take a break from your day to day routine to come play and learn together with your child in our beautiful classrooms. Your child will have the opportunity to create art, sing, play, and explore new activities guided by a licensed Children's Teacher or Parent Educator. ECFE Stay and Play class components include parent/child interaction time in the classroom, opportunities to play in our motor room, outside, or gym, an interactive circle for children and caregivers to take part in, and a place to share in the joys and concerns of parenting. Sibling care is not offered for Stay & Plays.
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  • ECFE Infant Stay and Play

    We have three sessions during the year! Please note the themed descriptions for winter and spring. Take a break from your day to day routine to come play and learn together with your child in our beautiful classrooms. Your child will have the opportunity to create art, sing, play, and explore new activities guided by a licensed Children's Teacher or Parent Educator. ECFE Stay and Play class components include parent/child interaction time in the classroom, opportunities to play in our motor room, outside, or gym, an interactive circle for children and caregivers to take part in, and a place to share in the joys and concerns of parenting. Sibling care is not offered for Stay & Plays. Stay and Play - 810 - Fall Stay and Play - 811 - Babies and Books - Winter Babies and their caregivers will explore early literacy through an interactive story circle time featuring children's books that promote inclusivity, understanding, empathy, and respect. Caregivers will have a chance to connect and play with their infant, sing songs, and meet other families. Stay and Play - 812 Baby Picasso - Spring Explore art projects, colors and sensory activities with your baby. Even the smallest children can have artful experiences! Each class will include a new art or sensory experience to explore, time to play in the classroom and a circle time with songs, stories and more. Prepare to get a little messy and to try something new!
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  • ECFE Infant Tummy Time & Massage

    One Day Event: INFANT MASSAGE & PURPOSEFUL PLAY - For infants birth to 6-8 months or pre-crawling. Kara Quist, Pediatric Physical Therapist and Certified Infant Massage Instructor (Therapist for 20+ years & breastfeeding counselor) Benefits of Infant massage and play: *tummy comfort- reflux, gas, and constipation * body awareness *relief of congestion *visual development/ midline skills *sensory system organization *relaxation for baby and parent * reduce the risk of head shape issues * midline head posture for visual development * infant development ideas for play and interaction. Class Registration Required - Register infants and add up to 2 adults to attend with infants - For infants birth to 6-8 months or pre-crawling. ********Sibling Care EMAIL REQUEST REQUIRED - Send email to ECFE@HopkinsSchools.org or call (952) 988-5000
  • ECFE Outdoor Stay and Plays

    There is no such thing as bad weather! Join us outside for this 6-week, all-ages program where we will explore nature together with your child and watch the seasons change. Sun, Wind, or Rain (and maybe snow?!), we will experience it all while embracing the outdoors, learning new songs, and making new friends. **Please note: This class will meet outside, rain or shine, unless it is unsafe to do so, at which point, we will move our class to the indoor gym. Sibling care is not offered for Stay & Plays. Two adults may attend this class at this time.
  • ECFE Sessions : Music and Movement Exploration

    Come join one of our teachers for a fun exploration of music and movement! We will learn and sing songs, old and new. Enjoy listening to and exploring different genres of music and experiencing various types of movement. Let's make and enjoy music with instruments, our voices and and our bodies!
  • ECFE Stay and Play

    Take a break from your day to day routine to come play and learn together with your child in our beautiful classrooms. Your child will have the opportunity to create art, sing, play, and explore new activities guided by a licensed Children's Teacher or Parent Educator. New! ECFE Friday 821 - Creative Art - Join us each week for a new adventure! Enjoy being artistically creative with your child with art activities linked to a popular children's story. Each week will also include classroom playtime, time to explore large motor movements, in our gym or playground, and a circle time filled with a variety of familiar and new songs. Be prepared to get messy and move! ECFE Stay and Play class components include caregiver/child interaction time in the classroom, opportunities to play in our motor room, outside, or gym, an interactive circle for children and caregivers to take part in, and a place to share in the joys and concerns of parenting. Sibling care is not offered for Stay & Plays.
  • Regulation Tools for Caregivers

    Are you struggling with your child’s dysregulation or meltdowns? Maybe you have tried following all the standard parenting advice and are still feeling like it's not enough. Would you like more tools for how to support them in these moments? Join us as we talk about supporting child regulation as caregivers. Bring your questions, connect with other caregivers, and leave with some tools and resources. This event is for caregivers of kids ages birth-5 Childcare is not available.