Birth thru Age 5, ECFE Class

Early Childhood Family Education
 for ages Birth – 5 yrs old

ECFE Winter/Spring classes are in full swing.  Come and join us for a FREE class!  

Contact information:
Program Coordinator and ECFE teacher ~ Julie Duesler, 485-4834 ext 1030
Parent Educator ~ Kim Siedlecki,
Assistant ~ Loriann Olson 
What is ECFE-Early Childhood Family Education?
ECFE is a place for parents and their young children under the age of 5.  It is a place where you can meet new friends, share the joys and challenges of parenting while children have a safe and supportive environment to play with others. The mission of Moose Lake ECFE is to support and strengthen families and parents – a child's first and most important teacher.
What does a typical ECFE class include?
Most ECFE classes meet once a week and include:           
  • Parent-Child Time ~ families explore a classroom filled with developmentally appropriate play and learning activities planned by a licensed early childhood teacher.
  • Parent Time ~ parents meet with a licensed parent educator to share experiences and information about child development and parenting techniques.
  • Children’s Time ~ children learn with the licensed early childhood teacher and paraprofessional and practice social skills as they interact with each other.
What Classes are offered at Moose Lake ECFE?

Brain Power, Games and Children  ~ Evening Class 
Thursday February 2-March 2 5:30-7pm (no class Feb 9).  An evening class for all children ages 0 - 5 years old (siblings welcome).  Come find the joy in playing games with your children again.  We will be looking at new and old games and how those games increase Brain Power.  Parents will be discussing the impact of playing games with children.  A very light supper will be provided.  Cost is $30 (siblings, $5 per child) FREE if your child is enrolled in Mini Moose or School Readiness.  Scholarships are available.  No one will be turned away if they are unable to pay.  A minimum of 5 families are needed to hold this class.  

The Lunch Bunch Thursdays from 10:30am -12:00pm, ages 2 - 5 years old.  Bring a cold lunch. See how the world of your 2, 3, 4 & 5 year old is expanding.  Play and learn together through parent/child activities, circle time, music, stories, snack and parent discussion. There is a new adventure each week. Enhance your child’s development through purposeful play and your parenting skills with helpful discussions about behavior, development, challenges, and more.  No class March 9 and class ends on April 6.  Cost ~ $50, free for all School Readiness and MIni Moose Families. Sliding fee for other families.  No one will be turned away for the inability to pay.   

1’s, 2’s & 3’s Learn and Play  ~ Thursdays from 8:30-10:00am, ages 8 months -3yrs old.  Mixed-age group! Your one, two or three year old is using new words, finding out how things work, and learning how to play with other children. Channel their energy in positive ways! Enjoy this exciting time with your child through a class with other parents and educators by laughing and learning together. First day of ECFE class is January 19 through April 6, no class March 9.  Cost ~ $50, free for all School Readiness and Mini Moose families.  Sliding fee for other families.  No one will be turned away for the inability to pay.  

Love and Logic ~ Evening Parenting Class
(This is a Parenting Class only.  No regular ECFE during this time.  Childcare will be provided.)  
It's never to early to use Love and Logic it even works with the teeny tiny ones!  Turn the terrible two's into terrific tows with the easy to use steps.  Love and Logic is great for toddlers through all ages.  This class will have examples with younger children.  Tips and Tricks can be used on all children.  Great for ages toddlers through 3rd grade.  Great solutions to:

"I waaaant it!"        "You can't make me."          And a favorite, the grocery store "Gimmes."

Hear how parents successfully model the behaviors they want to see & build your child's self esteem early in life and much, much more. Class dates are Tuesdays March 14, 21, 28, April 4 and 11. Times are 5-7:30pm.  A very light supper will be provided.  Childcare will be provided at a cost of $5 per child, per night.  The cost of the class is $30. FREE, if you attend any Early Childhood program.  This does not include sibling care or the $10 book cost.  Ginny Corte Kastle is a certified Love and Logic trainer and will be teaching this Parenting Class.  

Advisory Board ~ We are looking for adults who want to be invested in our Early Childhood Programs at Moose Lake Schools.  Our advisory board is a perfect way to do this.  If you are willing to serve on this board please let Julie know. 

Other ECFE info:
**Register for all ECFE classes by calling 485-4834 ext 1030 or email
**Scholarships are available for all classes.
**If already enrolled in Mini Moose or School Readiness all ECFE classes are free! Except Love and Logic *

**No one will be turned away for the inability to pay.
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