Tuesday, April 15, 2008


Winona County DayCare Providers Association
Toy-Equipment Library Sale

1223 West 5th Street

Riding toys, high chairs, crib, outdoor equipment, child washer and dryer,
Books, and many other items.

Priced to sell

Friday, April 25th 7 A.M.-4 P.M.
Saturday, April 26th 7 A.M.-4 P.M.

½ off sale on Saturday from 2 P.M.-4P.M.

Help save our environment, carpool with a friend.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Spring Family Programs at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum!

Toddler Tuesday- 10:30- Noon: Come and Go as You Please!
Tuesday, April 15
Tuesday, May 13
Attention all Toddlers (not yet in kindergarten)! Grab your favorite grownup(s) and head over to the Museum for a kid-friendly discovery day in the galleries! Expect to do some activities, projects, exploring and more! This busy morning will engage you in a variety of ways, and even give you and your grown up something fun to think about the next time you visit! Sponsored by Target.

Family Storytelling- 10-11am
Saturday, April 26- April Showers
Saturday, May 31st- Artventures!
See artworks in a whole new way as Museum staff and volunteers read family-friendly stories in front of original artworks. Afterward create an original artwork to take home! Each Saturday we’ll explore a different theme through original artworks, stories, and a special project. All ages welcome but stories are geared to younger children.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Early Childhood Family Education

What is Early Childhood Family Education?
ECFE (Early Childhood Family Education) is a Winona Area Public Schools, Community Education program for all families with children from birth up to kindergarten.
ECFE offers weekly classes and special events for parents and their children.
ECFE is a fun place to learn and play in an informal setting and to meet other parents and children.

Winona Area Public Schools, Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) has been providing parent education and support to families in the Winona Community since 1979. The early years of a child's life are crucial. Intellectual, physical, social and emotional growth occurs rapidly from birth through age five. During these important years, parents are the first and most significant teachers. They direct the child's beginnings, shaping the child's perception of himself or herself and of the world.

It is the mission of ECFE to strengthen families, to help parents provide for their children's learning and development and to help young children develop to their full potential. We offer parenting education and support, a rich early childhood experience for children, family events, community resource information and a library of books, toys and learning materials for all families with children from birth through age five.

Where is Early Childhood Family Education located?
ECFE is at 5100 W 9th Street, Winona MN 55987

Term 4 classes begin April 1 and go through June 3, 2008.  
For more information about ECFE or how to register for classes call 494-0913.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Free Car Seat Clinic at Family Fun Day

Certified experts will:
  • check that your seat is the right size for your child
  • make sure your seat is installed correctly
  • provide safety tips
Register when you arrive at Family Fun Day
1st come, 1st served
Saturday, April 12

About 85% of car seats are installed incorrectly!
Simple changes can make a difference for your child's safety.

This clinic is offered by Winona County Community Health Department

Passenger Pigeon Walk

Bring your kids on a guided walk through Aghaming Park and Preserve on Saturday, April 19 (Earth Day)! Witness and celebrate current wildlife as we remember the extinct passenger pigeon that last nested on the upper Mississippi in 1871. Two walks are planned: 10-11:30 am and 2-3:30 pm. The walk is free. Meet at the Wisconsin end of the wagon bridge (take the Latch island exit off the Interstate bridge). For more information, call Richie Swanson at 454-8478. Sponsored by the Mississippi River Revival.

Monday, April 7, 2008

April Family Events Newsletter

Story Time at the Library • Tuesdays • Winona Public Library
• 10-10:20 am Lap Sit (Babies & Toddlers) • 10:30-11 am Preschoolers (3-5 year olds)
• For more information, call 507-452-4592.

Toddler Gym Nights • Tuesday, Apr. 8, 22, 5:30-7pm • Room 107, Goodview School
• Open to parents and toddlers 12-36 months
• No pre-registration needed. Sponsored by ECFE PTA. More info: 494-0913

Using a Baby Sling • Thurs, Apr 10, 4-5 pm
• ECFE classroom at Goodview School, 5100 W. 9th St.
• Get hands-on help using a baby sling to feel safe and comfortable. Come with or without a sling. • More info: 507-494-0913

Drop-in Play Group • Thurs, Apr 10, 17, 24, 12:30-2:30 pm
• Goodview School, 5100 W. 9th St.
• Come play with your child! Check out the “Zoom” room, play with new toys, or just hang out with other parents and their kids! Class is free and pre-registration is not required.
More info: 507-494-0913

Family Fun Day • Sat, Apr 12, 10 am-12:30 pm
• Winona Senior High School, 901 Gilmore Ave.
• Celebrate the Week of the Young Child. Family Fun Day is a free event for families and children of all ages. This community event will have tons of activities, including a bounce house, food concessions, story telling, crafts, live music, safety information, games & prizes, resource booths, and children's performances.

Children’s Museum Free Admission • Sun, Apr 13, 12-5 pm
• Children’s Museum, 207 5th Ave S, La Crosse
• Enjoy all three floors, crafts, refreshments and door prizes for free. More info: (608) 784-2652 or www.childmuseumlax.org

Moms Supporting Moms Group • Tues, Apr. 15 • Room 106, Goodview School
• Children up to age 8 can attend with their moms. Activities for different ages of children will be planned. For child care or transportation needs, call Deb 494-0950.

Earth Day Celebration • Sat, Apr 19, 10 am-4 pm
• WSU Student Union, Kryzsko Commons, and WSU Courtyard
• Musical entertainment, booths, exhibits, speakers, food, drink and hands-on activities. “Procession of the Species” parade at 3:30 pm followed by the drumming group Batucada Nossa Senhora. Free. More info: 457-8258

More events at www.winonakids.org. This calendar is sponsored by the Early Childhood Family Education PTA. For more information about Early Childhood Family Education programs and events, call 494-0913. If you know of an event for families with kids age 5 or under, e-mail winonaecfepta@gmail.com to have it listed in next month’s calendar.


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