Early Childhood Family Education
The goal of these classes is to help parents understand the importance of their child's early years and getting involved in their development. Program elements include child-parent interaction time, parent education and child activity time.
Early Childhood Screening
Minnesota law requires all children to be screened prior to school enrollment. Age three is the recommended age for this health and developmental screening. 3 Reasons to Screen at age 3: Early screening can help set your child up for success in school Any health or learning concerns can be found earlier—and help provided sooner. Because screening is FREE, it’s easy and it’s good for your child!
For children ages 3-5 who need an extra boost to be ready for Kindergarten the next fall. Two or three day per week classes are held either morning or afternoon from September through May. The children will do activities together under the direction of an Early Childhood teacher and learn important skills needed in Kindergarten. This Program emphasizes social development in a literacy rich environment that promotes pre-reading and pre-math skills. There is a monthly fee to attend. A sliding fee scale reduces the fee for qualifying children.
Storytime encourages language development and fosters a love of reading as well as a lifetime of learning.
Summer Camp: Small Wonders (Ages 3.5-5)
Send your child on a fun-filled adventure this summer by joining Small Wonders. Age-appropriate activities are designed to enhance your child's social and recreational experiences. Activities include games, songs, theme-based arts, pretend play, storytelling, the opportunity to make new friends,and learn to share and listen.
Three Rivers Head Start
Head Start is a comprehensive preschool development program focusing on ages 3-4, encouraging growth in children and self-sufficiency in families.