Friday, April 3, 2009

Early Childhood Family Education

ECFE Term 4 classes call for availability 494-0913.



Non-separating classes


Baby and Me

Babies bring joy and great change to a family. This is a weekly class for infants, birth to 12 months, and their parents. We will discuss all your baby questions and explore a parenting book related to infants. Author, Jill Stamm, looks at a simple-science backed way, to nurture your child’s developing mind. This class includes a circle time and sibling care. Please request sibling care with registration.



1-2:30 PM   

Parent Education Room 103



Toadally Two’s

Two’s are terrific! As your toddler rapidly grows, changes, and tries new things, ECFE staff is ready to support toddlers and parents with a fun learning environment. Parent and child activities and circle time will start the class. A parent discussion period gives toddlers the opportunity to practice separating from parents as they build trust in our ECFE staff and play areas.



10:15-11:45 AM

Early Childhood Room 106




Daddy & Me Drop – In                               

Dads! Looking for a fun time for you and your child? Join other dads and their children for an evening drop - in. Drop - in begins with exciting, fun learning experiences and playtime, and then moves to circle time. Drop - in ends with time in the gym. Open to children ages 14 months to Kindergarten and their dads. No registration required.



6-7:30 PM

Early Childhood Room 106


Drop – In Playgroup

Join our ECFE staff for a fun-filled afternoon. The Early Childhood room and gym are set up with developmentally appropriate activities such as toys, sensory, and art. Spend the time with your child while meeting other families. As the weather continues to get warmer, we will be enjoying our outdoor playground facility.  The class meets weekly and is FREE. No registration required.



12:30-2:30 PM

Early Childhood Room 106


Moms Supporting Moms

This group is for moms of all ages and life experiences. Moms attend with their children and have time to talk about the parenting book” Kids, Parents and Power Struggles” by Mary Sheedy Kurchinka. We will discuss ways to stay connected with your child and understand why your child is misbehaving. The Moms Supporting Moms is a collaboration between ECFE and Family Based Services. Call Ann Riebel at 494-0917 or Family Based Service at 494-0950 if transportation is a concern.




Noon2 PM

Early Childhood Room 106

Free Family Fun Fair

 Come Celebrate the Week of the Young Child

 Saturday, April 18, 2009

 10 AM – 12:30 PM

 Winona Senior High Concourse

 901 Gilmore Ave

 Winona MN 

 Kid's Activities, Story Telling, Gym-filled activities, Food, and More...


 Brought to you by WSU Maxwell Children's Center, Providers In Action, Americorps, ECFE, Head Start, Winona Early Childhood Initiative, The Public Library, and The Marina Art Musuem.



ECFE PTA Family Field Trip


A Field Trip to the Farm

Josh and Marcie Wolfe Dairy Farm Tour

Smith Farm - Wood fired pizza lunch with music entertainment by “Man Fort”

$20 per family

Saturday May 16, 2009

10 AM - meet at ECFE, 5100 W 9th Street

Rain date Sunday May 17, 2009

Register now - limited to 30 families


$20 fee per family will include farm tour and pizza lunch.


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.