Parent-Child Classes

Consider joining the ECFE Advisory Council that assists the ECFE program coordinator in planning for relevant and responsive ECFE programming. The meetings take place from 6-7:30 pm on the second Monday of each month starting in September and ending in May (exclusive of December). The ECFE Parent Advisory Council sponsors the Family Fair which has been rescheduled for September 18, 2021.

 

Register now for ECFE classes

Due to the changing landscape of COVID-19, all ECFE classes will be posted on our website and our BHM Early Childhood facebook page.  This will allow our families to explore and register for all classes.  Please contact our office with any questions regarding registration, fees or COVID-19 preparedness plan.  763.682.8780.

 

 

 

Contact

Phone:
763.682.8780

Screening:
763.682.8408

Coordinator:
Barbara Eckberg
beckberg@bhmschools.org

BHM ECFE To Go Bags

BHM ECFE To Go Bags

Join our Bison Family! ECFE is offering take home activity bags made just for parents and their little ones to do together! These bags include fine motor, science activities and books.  Register based on your child’s age.      

Ages: Birth- 2 years of age 
Ages: 2-4 years of age

March 22- April 22                                                                 

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little boy

Journeys

For families who may, or are currently accessing Early Intervention Services. Parents join our parent educators to discuss joys and challenges of parenting a child with special needs, while your child enjoys story time and active play with our Early Childhood teacher.

Ages: Birth to 5 years of age
Buffalo Discovery Center

Friday January 15- April 16
8:30-10:15 am

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Farm

Down on the Farm

Springtime on the farm brings lots of fun and frolic. Discover animals, barns, trucks and tractors and and all of the fun we can have working on the farm!
 

Ages: Birth- 5 years of age
Hanover

Thursday April 15
9-10:30 am

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Family

I Wonder

Join ECFE parent educators for a casual discussion about the joys and challenges of parenting. You may join in-person or online.

Ages: 6 months-6 years of age
Buffalo and Hanover Elementary 

In-person (Buffalo): Monday, April 19, 26, & May 3
                    9-10:30 am and 10:45-12:15 pm
In-person (Hanover): Tuesday, April 19, 26 & May 4
                                  Thursday April 22, 29, & May 6
                    8:30-10 am

Tunnels

Tubes, Tunnels, Sink or Float

Discover the world of gravity, magnets and water through hands-on science activities designed for toddlers and preschoolers.

Ages: Birth- 5 years of age
Buffalo, Discovery Center

Tuesday April 20
9-10:30 am

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Zoo

Good Night Gorilla

The zoo is a world of discovery, when it comes to jungle animals and their antics. A big book and puppets will join our zookeeper as she tucks each animal into bed and tells the story of the zoo.

Ages: Birth- 5 years of age
Hanover Elementary

Thursday April 22
9-10:30 am

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classroom

My Visit to Preschool

Have your child see the excitement preschool. One of ECFE educator, Patty Lammers and your child will experience a preschool classroom. During their time in class, your child will participate in activities and meet new friends and teachers. 

Ages: 2 1/2- 5 years of age
Buffalo, Discovery Center

Visits scheduled on Monday, April 19, 26, May 3 or 10
Visits are 45 minutes in length between 8-11 am

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Nurturing

Nurturing Relationships and Building Routines

Join our parent educator for discussions and resources supporting building successful home routines, while nurturing the relationship between you and your child. Child care for ages 6 months-6 years. You may join in person or online.

Ages: 6 months-6 years
Buffalo, Discovery Center

Monday, April 26, May 3, May 10
6-7 pm

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Bird

Flight and Feathers

Discover the world of birds, birdhouses, bird environments and the feeding of birds through video, book and hands on experience.

Ages: Birth- 5 years of age
Buffalo, Discovery Center

Tuesday, April 27
9-10:30 am

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baby and parents

Parents and Infants Sampler

Join us with your baby for a sampling of ECFE classes for parents and infants. Discover ways to support your infant's learning. 

Ages: Birth- 6 months
Buffalo, Discovery Center

Wednesday, April 28, May 5 & 12
8:30-9:30

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Dr. Seuss hat

Dr. Seuss and Friends

Enjoy the fun play on words authored by Dr. Seuss and his delightfully depicted friends. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish/Hop on Pop/Green Eggs and Ham/ and The Cat in the Hat set the stage for fun age appropriate activities engaging parents and our youngest learners.

Ages: Birth- 5 years of age
Buffalo, Discovery Center

Thursday, April 29
9-10:30 am

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journey

Journeys Sampler

Parents and children explore activities designed just for them. Parents will separate and engage in conversations of the joys/challenges of parenting a child with special needs, while children play with friends and teaching staff.

Ages: Birth-5 years of age
Buffalo, Discovery Center

Friday, April 30, May 7 & 14
8:30-10 am

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playground

Jump and Jive

We will get moving with our friends on our outdoor playground with balls, the parachute and hula hoops. Come dressed for outdoor fun!

Ages: Birth- 5 years of age
Buffalo, Discovery Center

Tuesday, May 4
9-10:30 am

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playing

Stay and Play

Join in the messy fun. Activities and experiences are designed to allow for parents and children to play together, make a mess together and try out new activities in our ECFE space. 

Ages: Birth- 5 years of age
Buffalo, Discovery Center

Thursday, May 6 & 13
10:30 am-12 pm

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dinosaur

Dinosaur Hunt

Discover the world of dinosaurs big, small, spiny and tall. We will stamp dinosaur feet, dig for dinosaurs, go on a dinosaur hunt and use movement and music to create a dinosaur dance.

Ages: Birth- 5 years of age
Buffalo, Discovery Center

Tuesday, May 11
9-10:30 am

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kids in school

Spring Into Preschool

A preschool experience designed for our youngest preschoolers. This sampler will allow your child to meet new friends, meet the preschool team and engage in activities. 

Ages: 2-3 years of age
Buffalo, Discovery Center

 

Thursday, May 13,20 & 27
8:30-10 am

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Colors

All the Colors of Spring

Discover the world of art through mixed media including water colors, tissue paper, chalk, tempra pain, glue and shaving cream. Come prepared to get "messy."

Ages: Birth- 5 years of age
Buffalo, Discovery Center

Tuesday, May 18
9-10:30 am

ENROLL NOW

children cooking

Mixed Ages

Ages: Birth-5 years of age

Buffalo, Discovery Center
Wednesday June 16- July 28
8:30-10 am and 10:15-11:45pm 

Parents and children have playtime together. Parents will separate and have a discussion led by a Parent Educator. For children, playtime continues with a child educator. (Limit 12)

Enroll April 27

 

aardvark

It's an Orange Aardvark!

Five carpenter ants at home hear a noise. One ant thinks it is a hungry aardvark waiting to eat them. Join the 5 ants on a journey to see what is orange! (Limit 10)

Ages: 2 1/5-6 years of age
Buffalo, Discovery Center

Thursday, June 17
9:30-11 am

Enroll on April 27

Pete the Cat

Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party

Join Pete the Cat and his friends build the perfect Pizza. (Limit 10)

Ages: 2 1/2-6 years of age
Buffalo, Discovery Center

Thursday, June 24
9:30-11 am

Enroll on April 27

red strawberry

The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear

A mouse has found a yummy ripe strawberry. He does not want to part with it, especially to the bear. Join us on the decisions the mouse needs to make. (Limit 10)

Ages: 2 1/2- 6 years of age
Buffalo, Discovery Center

Thursday, July 22
9:30-11 am

Enroll on April 27

Treasure Map

Pete the Cat and the Treasure Map

Join Pete the Cat and his crew set out to find buried treasures. (Limit 10)

Ages: 2 1/2-6 years of age
Buffalo, Discovery Center

Thursday, July 29
9:30-11 am

Enroll on April 27

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