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  • Adventures with Dad: Birth to 5

    This class is for children ages Birth to 5 as of September 1, 2023 Dads, grandpas, uncles and father figures, this class is for you and the young child in your life! During discussion time, dads and father figures will dig into important parenting topics-all things fatherhood!
  • Baby Yoga

    For families with babies from birth up to crawling (approx. 10 months). If your child is older than 10 months and not yet crawling, call our office office for assistance with your registration - 763-391-8777 When caring for children, it can be difficult to find time to care for yourself. Use this time to breathe, move and connect to self, body, baby and maybe some other adults. Classes start with a warm-up, which is important for both parents and babies and end with parent discussion time. Bring water and towel or yoga mat. Weather permitting, class will be held outdoors. Class fee update: There is no charge for attending this class; the fee listed in the summer flier is being waived.
  • Birth to 5 ECFE

    For families with children ages birth up to age 5. Multi-age classes designed for parents and children to enjoy time together playing and exploring. Followed by a time of separation where children go with an Early Childhood Teacher for guided playtime and adults go for discussion time with a Parenting Educator.
  • ECFE at the Park

    For families with children ages birth up to age 8. An outdoor class featuring a variety of play, exploration and learning experiences throughout the community. It is designed to support all levels of learning and development. Children will learn through play by exploring the natural world together with other children, their family and an Early Childhood Teacher. Community Park Locations: July 9 - Maple Grove Arboretum - 9400 Fernbrook Lane N, Maple Grove July 11 - Hamilton Park - 6101 Candlewood Drive, Brooklyn Park July 16 - Hartkopf Park - 7300 Florida Avenue North, Brooklyn Park July 18 - Weaver Lake Park - 8401 Maple Grove Parkway, Maple Grove July 23 - River Park - 101 83rd Avenue North, Brooklyn Park July 25 - Boundary Creek - 10122 104th Ave North, Maple Grove July 30 - Woodcrest Park - 6800 Magda Drive, Maple Grove Aug 1 - Central Park - 8440 Regent Avenue North, Brooklyn Park
  • FREE! Birth to 18 Months/Non Separating

    Interact with your baby in a space designed especially for infants and meet other families with infants. Learn fun play ideas, songs to sing and gain information and support for parenting your baby. Discussion topics typically include: parent and child bond and attachment, adjusting to family life, brain development, developmental milestones, establishing routines, feeding, sleep and more! Infant classes are non-separating classes. Families stay together for the entire class time in a group. Registration for all parent and infant classes is based on the age of the child at the start date of each class.
  • Familias Hispanas - nacimiento a cinco (sin separación)

    Para los padres, ECFE es un lugar para recibir apoyo de otros padres, hacer preguntas sobre el desarrollo o la educación de su hijo a un maestro autorizado y reflexionar sobre los valores y prácticas de su familia. Esta clase para familias que hablan español en casa y quieren participar en la conversación entre padres en español. Los padres y los niños permanecerán juntos durante todo el tiempo de clase. For children from birth to five years old, ECFE is a safe place to play freely, mingle with other children, and learn. For parents, ECFE is a place to receive support from other parents, ask questions about your child's development or education to a licensed teacher, and reflect on your family values and practices. The ECFE class for families who speak Spanish at home and who would like to participate in the conversation between parents in Spanish. Parents and children will stay together through the entire class time.
  • Nature Play Area: Birth to 5

    This class is for children ages Birth to 5 as of September 1, 2023 You and your child will enjoy time together in our outdoor space designed to support young children’s learning and development. The outdoor classroom space includes: mud kitchen, giant bird's nest, hammock village, sand play area, little library, slack line, tree cookie trail, water play area and more! If inclement weather is forecast the class will be held indoors. More information about weather guidelines for this class is found at osseoec.org Dress for the weather. Classes are held rain or shine outdoors in the Nature Play Area unless inclement weather is forecast Click this link for the weather related guidelines: Nature Play Area Weather Guidelines
  • Parenting Your Child with Special Needs - Birth to 5

    Are you a family with a child facing delays, disabilities, or illnesses? We invite you to join our special community where we come together to play, explore, and support one another. Program Highlights: Play and Explore Together: Engage in interactive sessions where children can play and learn in a supportive environment. Parent Empowerment: Connect with other parents facing similar challenges. Explore topics tailored to your needs and share experiences. Why Join? Community Support: Build lasting connections with families who understand and share your journey. Expert Guidance: Gain insights from professionals in child development and special needs education. Empowerment: Equip yourself with knowledge and resources to better support your child. Choose the class option that suits your family or sign up for both! Families attend class together, no sibling care is available. Separation time will be based on the needs of the group. Join us in creating a warm and inclusive community for our children. Together, we can make a difference!
  • Practice Preschool

    Please Note: Children MUST be 2 1/2 or older by September 1, 2023. This parent-child class is designed for 2 1/2year-olds that are ready for a little more activity and learning! For this class children do not need to be completely potty trained, but should know when they need to use the bathroom and are having few accidents. Participants in this class will have priority for a new "Drop off Young 3s" class offered in the spring. The class may be taught by a different teaching team on a different day or time.
  • The Fourth Trimester Birth to 12 Weeks

    For parents with newborns from birth to 12 weeks. 12 weeks! Some call this time period the fourth trimester because even though a baby is out of the womb, both mom and baby are still biologically connected and need each other to regulate and get through those first 12 weeks postpartum. Those weeks can be challenging, beautiful, full of growing/healing/changing, and a test of the body and mind at times. That’s where we come in. We talk about all the realities of the fourth trimester, connect new parents with the resources they need to feel confident in those first few, sleep-deprived months, and building awareness among new parents that confusion and difficulties are expected and common. In class, there will be opportunities to weigh and measure your newborn, tracking their growth. Then a parent educator and public health nurse will be available to provide information and support on topics such as sleep, attachment, development, other topics related to a newborn, plus you and your mental health as you navigate this major life change. Join us and build a supportive community of families who are all navigating the same journey. Together, we share experiences, learn, and grow.
  • The Fourth Trimester Birth to 12 Weeks

    For parents with newborns from birth to 12 weeks. 12 weeks! Some call this time period the fourth trimester because even though a baby is out of the womb, both mom and baby are still biologically connected and need each other to regulate and get through those first 12 weeks postpartum. Those weeks can be challenging, beautiful, full of growing/healing/changing, and a test of the body and mind at times. That’s where we come in. We talk about all the realities of the fourth trimester, connect new parents with the resources they need to feel confident in those first few, sleep-deprived months, and building awareness among new parents that confusion and difficulties are expected and common. In class, there will be opportunities to weigh and measure your newborn, tracking their growth. Then a parent educator and public health nurse will be available to provide information and support on topics such as sleep, attachment, development, other topics related to a newborn, plus you and your mental health as you navigate this major life change. Join us and build a supportive community of families who are all navigating the same journey. Together, we share experiences, learn, and grow.
  • VISITAS A LA COMUNIDAD PARA Familias Hispanohablantes - COMMUNITY VISITS FOR Spanish Speaking Families

    La lotería de inscripción para los programas de verano comenzará el martes 3 de abril a las 8 a. m. La lotería de inscripción se llevará a cabo el miércoles 1 de mayo. Las familias serán notificadas sobre su colocación en clase el viernes 3 de mayo a las 4 p. m. Familias con niños desde el nacimiento hasta los 8 años. ¡Explore recursos locales y conéctese con nuestra comunidad! Esta clase ofrece visitas semanales a lugares del vecindario, brindando aprendizaje práctico y oportunidades de juego para familias de habla hispana con niños pequeños. Se proporciona transporte a lugares de la comunidad. ¡Únase a nosotros para divertirse, descubrir y construir comunidades! La clase comienza en el Centro de Primera Infancia Willow Lane. Lottery registration for summer programs will begin on Tuesday, April 3 at 8 a.m. The registration lottery will take place on Wednesday, May 1. Families will be notified of their class placement by Friday, May 3 at 4 p.m. Families with children ages birth up to age 8 Explore local resources and connect with our community! This class offers weekly visits to neighborhood locations, providing hands-on learning and play opportunities for Spanish-speaking families with young children. Transportation is provided to community locations. Join us for fun, discovery, and community building! Class begins at Willow Lane Early Childhood Center.