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  • Latino Special Friends - Amigos Latinos Especiales (Desde el nacimiento hasta la inscripción al Kínder) (Birth to Kindergarten Enrollment) Non-Separating

    Esta es una clase que no se separa (hijo y padre juntos durante toda la clase). This is a non-separating class (child and parent together for entire class). Para familias con niños que tienen necesidades de educación especial y sus hermanos. Los niños y los padres pasan tiempo juntos cantando, jugando y aprendiendo. Los temas de discusión para los padres son elegidos por el grupo. El precio de clases de ECFE se basa en escalas ajustadas determinadas por los ingresos familiares. Por favor elige el pago que se adapte a su presupuesto familiar. Se aplicará un recargo del 10% a las tarifas para los que no sean residentes de Minneapolis. Si desean obtener más información o para registrarse, por favor llamen al 612.517.5998 For families with children who have special education needs and their siblings. Children and parents spend time together singing, playing, and learning. Discussion topics for parents are chosen by the group. ECFE classes are priced on a sliding fee schedule based on family income. Please choose the fee that best fits your family budget. A 10% surcharge will be added to fees for Non-Minneapolis residents. For more information or to register, please call 612.517.5998
  • Latino Toddlers (12-30m) Non-Separating

    Esta es una clase que no se separa (hijo y padre juntos durante toda la clase). This is a non-separating class (child and parent together for the entire class). El rango de edad indicado para esta clase se basa en la edad del niño el día en que comienza la sesión de clase. The age range listed for this class is based on the child's age on the date the class session begins. Niños Pequeños (12-30 meses) (Latino Toddlers) Niños y padres disfrutarán de un tiempo juntos cantando, jugando y aprendiendo. Durante el tiempo de discusión de padres, el personal de educación temprana involucrá a los niños pequeños en actividades programadas mientras los padres se reúnen en un lugar cercano dentro del mismo salón de clase. Los temas para los padres incluye el desarrollo de los niños, el sueño, nutrición, guías de comportamiento y más. Children and parents enjoy time together singing, playing and learning. During parent discussion time, the early childhood staff engage the children in planned activities while parents gather nearby, in the same room. Parent topics include child development, guiding behavior, sleep and nutrition in addition to parent joys and concerns. These classes are for you if you and your child are not ready to separate or simply prefer to be together. El precio de clases de ECFE se basa en escalas ajustadas determinadas por los ingresos familiares. Por favor elige el pago que se adapte a su presupuesto familiar. ECFE classes are priced on a sliding fee schedule based on family income. Please choose the fee that best fits your family budget. Se aplicará un recargo del 10% a las tarifas para los que no sean residentes de Minneapolis. A 10% surcharge will be applied to fees for Non-Minneapolis residents. Si desean obtener más información o para registrarse, por favor llamen al 612.517.5998. For more information or to register, please call 612.517.5998.
  • Mindfulness in Parenting (11-24 months) Non-Separating

    This is a non-separating class (child and parent together for entire class). The age range listed for this class is based on the child's age on the date the class session begins. Together learn: • How to be more present in daily moments and interactions • View questions through a mindfulness lens • Learn calming strategies during interaction time ECFE classes are priced on a sliding fee schedule based on family income. Please choose the fee that best fits your family budget. A 10% surcharge will be added to fees for Non-Minneapolis residents.
  • Mindfulness in Parenting (18-36 months) Gradual Separation

    This is a gradual separation class (child and parent spend time together and practice spending time apart). The age range listed for this class is based on the child's age on the date the class session begins. Together learn: • How to be more present in daily moments and interactions • View questions through a mindfulness lens • Learn calming strategies during interaction time A limited number of Infants 0-4 months are welcome to stay with parents during discussion time. Please enroll your young infant only in the Sibling Care option. NOTE: These young infants will remain with the parents during discussion time. ECFE classes are priced on a sliding fee schedule based on family income. Please choose the fee that best fits your family budget. A 10% surcharge will be added to fees for Non-Minneapolis residents.
  • Nature and Curiosity (24 months to Kindergarten Enrollment) Separating

    This is a separating class (child and parent spend time together and apart). The age range listed for this class is based on the child's age on the date the class session begins. Children are naturally curious. Through inquiry, children will use their senses to discover answers to questions they truly care about in our natural world, both living and non-living. Parents will engage with their child in nature-based learning experiences both indoors and outdoors. Parent education will explore how to lead your child's nature learning. A limited number of Infants 0-4 months are welcome to stay with parents during discussion time. Please enroll your young infant only in the Sibling Care option. NOTE: These young infants will remain with the parents during discussion time. ECFE classes are priced on a sliding fee schedule based on family income. Please choose the fee that best fits your family budget. A 10% surcharge will be applied to fees for Non-Minneapolis residents.
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    New Parent Connection (0-4 months) Non-Separating

    This is a non-separating class (child and parent together for entire class). The age range listed for this class is based on the child's age on the date the class session begins. All of our infant classes are taught by licensed Parent Educators and explore the joys and challenges of adding a new member to your family. Music, play & reading activities are a part of every class Parent discussion includes topics on infant and parent development, sleep, calming, adjustment to parenting and all things important for parenting an infant ECFE classes are priced on a sliding fee schedule based on family income. Please choose the fee that best fits your family budget. A 10% surcharge will be added to fees for Non-Minneapolis residents.
  • Nurturing Sibling Relationships (Birth to Kindergarten Enrollment) Separating

    This is a separating class (child and parent spend time together and apart). A class that answers your questions about sibling rivalry. Using scientific research to craft smart strategies that any parent can use to help their children resolve conflicts with empathy, mindfulness, and peace. Parents will learn mindfulness exercises to integrate into parenting, increasing resiliency for both parent and child. A limited number of Infants 0-4 months are welcome to stay with parents during discussion time. Please enroll your young infant only in the Sibling Care option. NOTE: These young infants will remain with the parents during discussion time. ECFE classes are priced on a sliding fee schedule based on family income. Please choose the fee that best fits your family budget. A 10% surcharge will be applied to fees for Non-Minneapolis residents.
  • Ones (11-24 months) Non-Separating

    This is a non-separating class (child and parent together for entire class). The age range listed for this class is based on the child's age on the date the class session begins. Children and parents enjoy time together singing, playing and learning. During parent discussion time, the early childhood staff engage the children in planned activities while parents gather nearby, in the same room. Parent topics include child development, guiding behavior, sleep and nutrition in addition to parent joys and concerns. These classes are for you if you and your child are not ready to separate or simply prefer to stay together. ECFE classes are priced on a sliding fee schedule based on family income. Please choose the fee that best fits your family budget. A 10% surcharge will be added to fees for Non-Minneapolis residents.
  • Oromo/Amharic Beyond The Basics - Kan Bu'uuraan Olii (umurri 0-5) (Birth to Kindergarten Enrollment) Separating

    This is a separating class (child and parent spend time together and apart). Kana dura barnoota ECFE kan barachaa turtaanii fi amma immoo irraa caalaatti barnoota itti fufiinsa qabuu fudhachuu barbaadan, kutaa kanagalmooftanii barachuu yookiin hirmaachu dandeesuu. ECFE classes are priced on a sliding fee schedule based on family income. Please choose the fee that best fits your family budget. A 10% surcharge will be applied to fees for Non-Minneapolis residents. For more information please call 612.517.5721 [Afaan Oromo] or 612.517.6001 [Amharic].
  • Oromo/Amharic Birth to 5 (0-5y) - Adeemsaaf Turtii Guddisa daa’immanii irratti (umurri 0-5) Separating

    This is a separating class (child and parent spend time together and apart). Maatii fi daa’imman faarsuu, taphachuu fi barachuu dhan saa’ati wallin dabarsu. Maatiin wa’e guddina daa’immanii, mana barumsaaf qopha’uma isaanii, waan amala irratti jijjirama fidan, Amalaa fi walitti dhufenya obboleeyyaan. Guyyaa tokko fi lama maatii fi daa’imni daree keessatti ni argamu. Caalaati hubachuf Atalech Worku bilbila 612.517.5721 quunnamaa. Amharige: 612.517.6001 Parent education will focus on child development, school readiness, temperament, guiding behavior and sibling relationships. ECFE classes are priced on a sliding fee schedule based on family income. Please choose the fee that best fits your family budget. A 10% surcharge will be added to fees for Non-Minneapolis residents. For more information please call 612.517.5721 [Afaan Oromo] or 612.517.6001 [Amharic].
  • Oromo/Amharic Mindfulness in Parenting (0-5y) Offiraa hafuudhaan da’imaan kenya akka itti gargaruu kutaa itti baratnuu (umurri 0-5) Separating

    This is a separating class (child and parent spend time together and apart). kutaa kana kessatti da’imaan umrii 0-5 ta’aan galmeesuu dandesu, xiyeefanoon barsiistuu matti kuta kana kesaattii; Offiraa haafanii akkamitti matti fi da’imaan isaanii akka gargaraan baratuu. kunis; guddinaa samuu fi qamaa da’imaani, amaloota da’imaanii fi akkata isaan itti tasgabesinuu, hiribaa, nyaata madalama fi kan kana fakataan baratuu. Together learn: How to be more present in daily moments and interactions View questions through a mindfulness lens Learn calming strategies during interaction time Infants 0-4 months are welcome to stay with parents during discussion time. Please enroll your young infant only in the Sibling Care option. NOTE: These young infants will remain with the parents during discussion time. ECFE classes are priced on a sliding fee schedule based on family income. Please choose the fee that best fits your family budget. A 10% surcharge will be applied to fees for Non-Minneapolis residents. For more information please call 612.517.5721 [Afaan Oromo] or 612.517.6001 [Amharic].
  • Preschool STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) (36 months to Kindergarten Enrollment) Separating

    This is a separating class (child and parent spend time together and apart). No Sibling Care available for this class. Classroom activities will encourage problem-solving skills and explore how things work. ECFE classes are priced on a sliding fee schedule based on family income. Please choose the fee that best fits your family budget. A 10% surcharge will be added to fees for Non-Minneapolis residents.
  • Preschoolers and Yoga (24 months to Kindergarten Enrollment) Separating

    This is a separating class (child and parent spend time together and apart). The age range listed for this class is based on the child's age on the date the class session begins. Build trust, confidence and understanding of your child's communication through yoga. Class includes activities focused on different age groups, partner yoga poses, and a yoga flow for anyone willing to participate. Parent discussion will focus on topics related to early childhood development with a mindful focus. ECFE classes are priced on a sliding fee schedule based on family income. Please choose the fee that best fits your family budget. A 10% surcharge will be applied to fees for Non-Minneapolis residents.
  • Queer Families Class (Birth to Kindergarten Enrollment) Separating

    This is a separating class (child and parent spend time together and apart). A Birth-Kindergarten class to provide a space for Queer parents and/or families with young children who are gender expansive or gender creative to engage with each other in conversations on relevant parenting topics. Together we will share ideas and resources for all of us under the rainbow. A limited number of Infants 0-4 months are welcome to stay with parents during discussion time. Please enroll your young infant only in the Sibling Care option. NOTE: These young infants will remain with the parents during discussion time. ECFE classes are priced on a sliding fee schedule based on family income. Please choose the fee that best fits your family budget. A 10% surcharge will be applied to fees for Non-Minneapolis residents.
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  • Somali Birth to 5 (0-5y) - Dhalsho Ilaa Shan Jir (Da’da 0-5) Separating

    Tani waa fasal kala tag ah (canugga iyo waalidkiis waqti ayey isla qaataan oo weynaadaan). This is a separating class (child and parent spend time together and apart). Carruurta iyo waalidiinta waqti ayey isu helayaan iyaga oo isla qaadaya heesaha, waxbarashada iyo wada ciyaarta. Waalidiintu waxay wax ka baranayaan horumarka iyo koboca ilmaha, u diyaarinta dugsiga, dabeecada xanaaqu, iyo wada xiriirka walaaltinimada. Dhallaanka 0-4 bilood waa lagu soo dhaweynayaa inay la joogaan waalidiinta inta lagu jiro waqtiga wadahadalka. Fadlan ku qor ilmahaaga yar keliya xulashada Daryeelka Walaalaha ah. XUSUUSN: Dhallaankaan yaryar waxay la sii joogi doonaan waalidiinta inta lagu jiro waqtiga wadahadalka. Fasallada ECFE waxaa lagu qiimeeyaa jadwalka khidmadda sicirka ee ku saleysan dakhliga qoyska. Fadlan dooro khidmadda sida ugu habboon ugu habboon miisaaniyadda qoyskaaga. 10% dheeraad ah ayaa lagu dabaqi doonaa khidmadaha dadka aan deganayn Minneapolis. Kala soo xiriir waxii diiwaangalinta ku saabsan: 612.517.5994 [Soomaali] Children and parents spend time together singing, learning and playing games. Parents learn about a child's development and growth, school readiness, temper tantrums, and sibling relationships. Infants 0-4 months are welcome to stay with parents during discussion time. Please enroll your young infant only in the Sibling Care option. NOTE: These young infants will remain with the parents during discussion time. ECFE classes are priced on a sliding fee schedule based on family income. Please choose the fee that best fits your family budget. A 10% surcharge will be applied to fees for Non-Minneapolis residents. For more information on this class please call 612.517.5994
  • Special Friends (Birth to Kindergarten Enrollment) Non-Separating

    This is a non-separating class (child and parent together for entire class). We welcome families whose children have an IFSP or IEP and their siblings to join us in playing and learning together. Parents will discuss various topics as decided by the group. ECFE classes are priced on a sliding fee schedule based on family income. Please choose the fee that best fits your family budget. A 10% surcharge will be applied to fees for Non-Minneapolis residents.
  • Threes and Fours (36 months to Kindergarten Enrollment) Separating

    This is a separating class (child and parent spend time together and apart). The age range listed for this class is based on the child's age on the date the class session begins. Early childhood time focuses on developing school readiness skills through play and learning activities. Parent education focuses on topics relevant to a preschooler & preparing children for kindergarten. A limited number of Infants 0-4 months are welcome to stay with parents during discussion time. Please enroll your young infant only in the Sibling Care option. NOTE: These young infants will remain with the parents during discussion time. ECFE classes are priced on a sliding fee schedule based on family income. Please choose the fee that best fits your family budget. A 10% surcharge will be applied to fees for Non-Minneapolis residents.
  • Toddlers (18-24 months) Gradual Separation

    This is a gradual separation class (child and parent spend time together and practice spending time apart). The age range listed for this class is based on the child's age on the date the class session begins. If you and your young child are ready to practice spending time apart in addition to meeting new friends and participating together in fun learning activities, then these are the classes for you. Our staff will support both of you as you learn to separate. Parents will discuss child development, temperament, routines, guiding behavior in addition to separation and parent joys and concerns. A limited number of Infants 0-4 months are welcome to stay with parents during discussion time. Please enroll your young infant only in the Sibling Care option. NOTE: These young infants will remain with the parents during discussion time. ECFE classes are priced on a sliding fee schedule based on family income. Please choose the fee that best fits your family budget. A 10% surcharge will be applied to fees for Non-Minneapolis residents.
  • Toddlers and Twos (18-36 months) Gradual Separation

    This is a gradual separation class (child and parent spend time together and practice spending time apart). The age range listed for this class is based on the child's age on the date the class session begins. If you and your young child are ready to practice spending time apart in addition to meeting new friends and participating together in fun learning activities, then these are the classes for you. Our staff will support both of you as you learn to separate. Parents will discuss child development, temperament, routines, guiding behavior in addition to separation and parent joys and concerns. A limited number of Infants 0-4 months are welcome to stay with parents during discussion time. Please enroll your young infant only in the Sibling Care option. NOTE: These young infants will remain with the parents during discussion time. ECFE classes are priced on a sliding fee schedule based on family income. Please choose the fee that best fits your family budget. A 10% surcharge will be applied to fees for Non-Minneapolis residents.
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    Twos (24-36 months) Gradual Separation

    This is a gradual separation class (child and parent spend time together and practice spending time apart). The age range listed for this class is based on the child's age on the date the class session begins. If you and your young child are ready to practice spending time apart in addition to meeting new friends and participating together in fun learning activities, then these are the classes for you. Our staff will support both of you as you learn to separate. Parents will discuss child development, temperament, routines, guiding behavior in addition to separation and parent joys and concerns. A limited number of Infants 0-4 months are welcome to stay with parents during discussion time. Please enroll your young infant only in the Sibling Care option. NOTE: These young infants will remain with the parents during discussion time. ECFE classes are priced on a sliding fee schedule based on family income. Please choose the fee that best fits your family budget. A 10% surcharge will be applied to fees for Non-Minneapolis residents.
  • Twos and Threes (24-48 months) Separating

    This is a separating class (child and parent spend time together and practice spending time apart). The age range listed for this class is based on the child's age on the date the class session begins. If you and your young child are ready to practice spending time apart in addition to meeting new friends and participating together in fun learning activities, then these are the classes for you. Our staff will support both of you as you learn to separate. Parents will discuss child development, temperament, routines, guiding behavior in addition to separation and parent joys and concerns. A limited number of Infants 0-4 months are welcome to stay with parents during discussion time. Please enroll your young infant only in the Sibling Care option. NOTE: These young infants will remain with the parents during discussion time. ECFE classes are priced on a sliding fee schedule based on family income. Please choose the fee that best fits your family budget. A 10% surcharge will be applied to fees for Non-Minneapolis residents.