Separating Classes

In separating classes, you’ll spend time with your child in the classroom and time with other parents and a family educator talking about topics of common interest in a separate room.

ECFE classes provide families a time to learn and play together and are limited to 10-14 children, based on the age of children enrolled. Please call 763-600-5900 with questions or if you need help registering.


Eager Explorers

(birthdate: September 1, 2016-August 31, 2017)

Temper tantrums, demanding and full of energy—these are common traits of “terrific twos.” Your two-year old is testing you and his/her world. Explore and find out why this is a positive stage in your child’s development. Sibling care is available.

Fridays, 9:45-11:30 a.m., Centerview Elementary
September 13, 2019-January 17, 2020
January 31, 2020-May 16, 2020, no class April 10

Master Movers

(birthdate: September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2018)

They’re off and running—and getting into everything! This class focuses on new ways to interact with your 1 & 2-year olds, fun activities and new sensory and social experiences. Sibling care is available.

Thursdays, 9:45-11:30 a.m., District Services Center
September 12, 2019-January 16, 2020
January 30, 2020-May 14, 2020

Mixed Ages

(birth-5 years)

Come with one or all of your children who are not yet in kindergarten and enjoy our child-friendly classroom together. A variety of learning activities will be planned based on the children’s ages. No sibling care available.

Tuesdays, 9:45-11:30 a.m., District Services Center
September 10, 2019-January 14, 2020
January 28, 2020-May 12, 2020

Wednesdays, 9:45-11:30 a.m., Centerview Elementar
September 11, 2019-January 15, 2020
January 29, 2020-May 13, 2020

Nature's Buddies

(2.5-5 years)

Engage your child’s wonder and curiosity about nature in this five-session series. Learn to guide your son or daughter in nature play through exciting hands-on learning experiences at Springbrook Nature Center. Each session will highlight the natural world of a different season. Live animals, lessons by the naturalist and indoor/outdoor activities will enhance the learning each week. Please dress appropriately for the weather. During a portion of each class period, parents will meet with a family educator to discuss topics of interest. The class is designed for preschool children, but younger children are also welcome if they are enrolled. Register online. For information about tuition assistance, please call 763-600-5900. No sibling care available.

Mondays, 1-2:30 p.m., Springbrook Nature Center, 100 85th Ave. NW, Fridley

  • Session 1: Signs of Autumn – September 16, 2019-October 28, 2019, no class October 14 or 21
  • Session 2: Signs of Winter – January 6, 2020-February 10, 2020, no class January 20
  • Session 3: Signs of Spring – March 23, 2020-April 20, 2020

Terrific Tykes

(birthdate: September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018)

One year olds are growing and changing by leaps and bounds. They are beginning to assert themselves as independent, but still want to be near their parents. Spend special time in a classroom set up for you and your child. Talk with other parents and a family educator about topics of common interest. Adults will separate only when children are comfortable. Sibling care is available.

Tuesdays, 9:45-11:30 a.m., Centerview Elementary
September 10, 2019-January 14, 2020
January 28, 2020-May 12, 2020

Preschoolers and Parents

(for children born on or before October 31, 2016)

Come join this class if your child isn’t quite ready for regular preschool, or has a September or October 2016 birthdate. This class, with both parent-child time and parent discussion time, will begin the school year as a typical ECFE class on the first day of the week. Starting in November, an additional day of class (children only) will be added.  Sibling care is available for parent & child days for $23 per month.

Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m., District Services Center
September 9, 2019-May 13, 2020 Child-Only day begins on Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Sibling Care

(ages three months-kindergarten)

Sibling care is available during all age-specific ECFE classes for siblings, three months-kindergarten age, of children enrolled in classes. Infants under three months old are welcome to attend class with the parent. Babies older than three months are not allowed in age-specific classes; please use sibling care or make other arrangements for childcare.

Sibling Care registration must be made at time of class registration.

For each 14/15 week session (fall or winter/spring), the sibling care fee is $80 for one child or $147 for 2 children.

The fee for the Preschoolers and Parents class is $23 per month, and is free for the English Learners class.