Courses

Have you ever wondered what an ECFE class is like? Would you like to just "give it a try?" Take this opportunity to try us out without making an extended commitment.


September 20, 2019 to October 11, 2019, ZE Rm E104 Door 2
October 14-28, 2019, HC Rm 10 Door 5
October 25, 2019 to December 6, 2019, ZE Rm E104 Door 2
November 4-18, 2019, HC Rm 10 Door 5
Explore Woodland Trail, located right here in Elk River! We will meet at this fabulous local park and experience how to support our child's interest in the outdoors.


September 23, 2019 to October 7, 2019, Woodland Trails Park
Having a baby can mean major adjustments in every area of your life. We are here to support you in this amazing and exciting transition.



September 23, 2019 to December 2, 2019, HC Rm 1 Door 5
September 24, 2019 to December 3, 2019, HC Rm 1 Door 5
September 26, 2019 to December 5, 2019, PV Rm A115 Door 2
Everything from "Baby shark, doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo" to shaker eggs! Come learn through music as we sing, create instruments, and play instruments, all based on a theme children and families can relate to.


September 24, 2019 to November 5, 2019, HC Rm 10 Door 5
Enjoy time with your child and be creative, engage in active play and share in circle time activities. Parenting time will be in the child's classroom in a non-separating atmosphere. This class is free for children under 12 months (select waived fee when registering.)




September 20, 2019 to December 6, 2019, HC Rm 1 Door 5
September 24, 2019 to December 3, 2019, RE Rm E106 Door 8
September 24, 2019 to December 3, 2019, ZE Rm E104 Door 2
September 26, 2019 to December 5, 2019, RE Rm E106 Door 8
Come join us in our creative learning environment designed for curious, busy, on-the-go toddlers. Engage with other parents and a parent educator exploring toddler development, ways to expand learning at home, and encouraging language development. This is a non-separating class. New families may join any time as space permits.


September 24, 2019 to May 19, 2020, HC Rm 1 Door 5
Two-year-olds are growing at high speed! They require guidance and limits as they set out to try new things in their world. Our classrooms are set up to allow children to engage all of their senses as they sing, dance, create, build, problem solve, communicate and socialize.



September 25, 2019 to December 4, 2019, HC Rm 10 Door 5
September 25, 2019 to May 20, 2020, HC Rm 10 Door 5
This is a time of investigating and experimenting for your child. Explore with your preschool age child and discover the world of math, literacy and social play.


September 26, 2019 to December 5, 2019, HC Rm 10 Door 5
Calling all budding artists!! Let's explore different ways to create art. You and your child will experience different types of art..all very messy! Come dressed for fun creating; smocks will be available.


September 25, 2019 to December 4, 2019, HC Art Rm Door 5
September 25, 2019 to December 4, 2019, HC Art Rm Door 5
Discover the five principles of Yoga Calm® and the tools needed to help us stay calm and regulated in a stressful world! Both children and grown-ups will participate in the activities that include mindfulness, breath work, and yoga-based movement to stay present in the here and now with kindness and curiosity. Yoga Calm® is a registered trademark of Still Moving Yoga, LLC. All rights reserved. Click on title ABOVE for details!


October 11, 2019 to December 13, 2019, HC Rm 1 Door 5
November 9, 2019 to December 21, 2019, HC Rm 1 Door 5

Looking for something fun and interactive to do with your child? Drop in at ECFE and play in one of the ECFE rooms, gym or playground (when available). CLICK COURSE TITLE ABOVE FOR MORE DETAILS INCLUDING SCHEDULE, LOCATIONS, AND FEES.



September 23, 2019 to December 2, 2019, RE Rm E106 Door 8

Do you have children who need to run off extra energy? Parents and children get active together by running, jumping, playing ball and more! Click course title ABOVE for more details including schedule, locations and fees.



November 9, 2019 to December 14, 2019, HC Gym Door 5
Come to our kitchen and use your creativity to decorate pre-purchased sugar cookies!


Saturday, December 7, 2019, HC Blesener Cmty Rm Door 5
Physical activity and learning go hand-in-hand for the littlest of athletes. Each class combines fitness, learning and fun centered around one of four sports.


September 25, 2019 to October 23, 2019, HE Gym Door 1
November 6, 2019 to December 11, 2019, HE Gym Door 1
This parent/child camp features horse safety, learning and fun! Learn about different horse breeds, colors and sizes, then help feed, care for and groom the horses. In addition, you will get to make your own horse treats and give them to the horses.


Saturday, September 14, 2019, Boulder Pointe Equestrian Center
Saturday, October 19, 2019, Boulder Pointe Equestrian Center
Explore fundamental classic ballet and tap movement skills in an atmosphere of discovery and fun.


September 16, 2019 to January 20, 2020, HC Stage Door 5
January 27, 2020 to May 18, 2020, HC Stage Door 5
This fun class exposes families to wonderfully eclectic music in an environment that encourages participation and silliness through singing, instruments, dance and more! A Ladybug Music CD and digital downloads are included with the class. Additional siblings may attend at half price; siblings 6 months and under are free!


September 19, 2019 to November 7, 2019, HC Stage Door 5
Preschool C increases proficiency and builds on the basic aquatic skills learned in Preschool A and B while reinforcing water safety skills learned earlier and introducing additional water safety topics.


September 8, 2019 to November 3, 2019, VM Pool Door M
November 10, 2019 to January 12, 2020, VM Pool Door M
These lessons are for students who need more individual attention in order to learn to swim and/or improve their skills to pass to the next level of swim lessons.


September 8, 2019 to October 13, 2019, VM Pool Door M
November 10, 2019 to December 15, 2019, VM Pool Door M
These lessons are for students who need more individual attention in order to learn to swim and/or improve their skills to pass to the next level of swim lessons.


September 8, 2019 to October 13, 2019, VM Pool Door M
November 10, 2019 to December 15, 2019, VM Pool Door M
If you're parenting solo for any reason - military duty, work situations (distance, shifts), separation, divorce, loss of spouse or single parenting - you're welcome to attend! Bring your children and enjoy a meal together.


September 25, 2019 to June 3, 2020, HC Blesener Cmty Rm Door 5
Utilize the movements of sports to help your little athlete meet, master and exceed their motor development milestones.


September 23, 2019 to October 21, 2019, HE Gym Door 1
October 28, 2019 to December 2, 2019, HE Gym Door 1
Take the scary out of bugs, snakes and bats while having Halloween fun! This is a non-scary event with pumpkin decorating, treats, activities and family fun on our Nature Explore Center! Non-scary costumes are allowed. Co-sponsored by ECFE and Friends of Sherburne Wildlife Refuge.


Saturday, October 26, 2019, HC Nature Explore Classroom Door 5
Karate is a great way for students to increase their sense of responsibility, build self-esteem and decrease their willingness to take foolish risks.


September 17, 2019 to October 3, 2019, TL Cafeteria Door 3
November 7-21, 2019, TL Gym Door 3
Grab your family and friends and head to the pool for some water fun! Play games, practice swim skills, or just splash around.


September 8, 2019 to January 12, 2020, VM Pool Door M
January 19, 2020 to May 10, 2020, VM Pool Door M
This class is designed for pregnant women, postpartum women, and their significant others. Learn about breastfeeding, including going back to work and pumping, resources, and more.The class is free, but please pre-register by September 4th.


Monday, September 9, 2019, HC Rm 111 Door 5
Stop by our activity booth at the Wildlife Festival at Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge! This free family event will be at the Oak Savanna Learning Center, Zimmerman. In addition to our booth, enjoy presentations, hands-on activities, horse-drawn wagon rides through the savanna and more!


Saturday, September 28, 2019, Oak Savanna Learning Center
This is the perfect time to get out of the house and create some holiday memories! Your whole family will enjoy spending the evening together, each painting a string of colorful lights using acrylic paints on an 11"x14" stretched canvas.


Monday, December 2, 2019, HC Art Rm Door 5
Summer is coming to an end. Don't let it slip by without creating some "sweet" art using frosting, gumdrops, marshmallows, and other candy treats. .


Wednesday, August 28, 2019, HC Art Rm Door 5
The love of tennis starts here! Mini-nets, a smaller court, and specially-designed red tennis balls are perfect for the youngest beginning players!


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Rogers Parks and Rec, in partnership with ISD 728 Community Education, is hosting our second annual Halloween Carnival and Skate event! Join us for the free game carnival with prizes, and Open Skate. Wear a costume and skate free!


Sunday, October 27, 2019, Rogers Activity Center
Introduce your little one to the sports of soccer and T-ball. Your little athlete will learn the basics of the sports while playing fun and active games.


November 7, 2019 to December 5, 2019, RE Gym Door 1
November 7, 2019 to December 5, 2019, RE Gym Door 1
Do Shopkins characters live at your house? Using step-by-step drawing and sculpting techniques, your Shopkins fan will create two of the most deliciously cute art projects ever -- Melonie Pips and D'lish Donut! 


Wednesday, August 28, 2019, HC Art Rm Door 5
Bring your wheeled toy - a wagon, trike, stroller, bike or anything else with wheels! We'll explore art and sensory activities with our wheel theme. As the grand finale, we will decorate our wheels and put on the best parade the Nature Explore Center has ever seen! Event is free but pre-register here: www.isd728.org/EC-Wheels


Friday, November 22, 2019, HC Gym Door 5
Minnesota winters are long! What do we do to enjoy them? Join us in our Nature Explore outdoor classroom as we try some of the great outdoor activities a Minnesota winter has to offer: ice fishing, sledding, even flying kites and marching in a parade. Dress for the weather!


Friday, January 24, 2020, HC Nature Explore Classroom Door 5