Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Early Childhood Family Education

ECFE Welcomes All Families!

The Mission of ECFE is to educate, empower, and support all families by supporting parents as their child’s first teacher, by offering information about child development and parenting techniques, and by giving children opportunities to discover and learn.


ECFE Staff Phone Numbers

494-0900 Margaret Schild, Coordinator

494-0916 Stephanie Gilliland, Early Childhood Educator

494-0919 Anne Hayes, School Readiness Facilitator

494-0915 Chris Overhaug, Early Childhood Educator and Parent Educator

494-0917 Ann Riebel, Parent Educator

494-0920 Katy Smith, Parent Educator

494-0918 Jill Burt, ECFE Librarian, classroom paraprofessional

494-0913 Judy Rusert, classroom paraprofessional

494-0913 Early Childhood Office, Glenda Roellich, secretary


These classes still have availability, please call 494-0913 if interested..



Non-separating classes

Baby and Me

Babies bring joy and big changes to families. Join us for a weekly class for infants, 0-12 months, to explore topics relating to those bundles of joy! This is a relaxing class that also brings you information. You can ask all your baby questions and we’ll explore current philosophies on infant growth. We’ll sing songs and have baby play time. Sibling care is available, please request with registration.


11/11/08-1/13/09 Term 2

1-2:30 PM   

Parent Education Room 103



Bearly Toddler

This class suits the “new” toddler, who is between 12-24 months of age. Age appropriate activities and circle time are part of the morning as children become familiar with the early childhood room. A brief parent discussion will take place, as the children play in the room. Parents and children do not separate in this class.


11/7/08-1/16/09 Term 2

8:30-10 AM

Early Childhood Room 106

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) is located at Goodview Elementary,
5100 W 9th Street, Winona MN

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Baby Sling Wearing Class

Join Baby Connections & ECFE for a
4-5 pm
Early Childhood Family Education Parent Room
Goodview School
5100 Ninth Street

We'll be demonstrating how to carry babies of all ages!

You will leave this class feeling confident about carrying your baby in a sling.

Bring your own sling or try one during class!

Call the ECFE Office at 494-0913 to register.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Birds in Your Backyard Training for Community Members November 13th

Birds in your Backyard: Activities for Children
Presented by Nan Nordlund Brethorst, Masters in Naturalist Training,
Mn Department of National Resources

Thursday, November 13
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Jefferson's Pub, upstairs
RSVP before Thursday, Nov 6th:


This site is for you if you're a parent, grandparent, professional, or community member who wants to support Winona's youngest citizens--kids ages 0-5.