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.


October 14-28, 2019, HC Rm 10 Door 5
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
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 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
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
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
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.


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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
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
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 below.


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
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