8 Community Education

Community Education

The community education staff and advisory council provides several programs to all of the elementary students.  Information about each of these programs is distributed to the students several weeks before the program begins.  These activities include volleyball, soccer, football, and basketball, wrestling and summer activities.

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)

Early Childhood Family Education believes that parents are the child’s first teacher and offers classes for information and support to parents in this important role.  Licensed teachers provide age appropriate preschool experiences for children from birth through age five.  Parents and children attend class, spending part of the session doing activities together, and then separating for the last half of class for parent discussion groups.  Childcare is provided and classes are offered both daytime and evening at the Community Service Center, 1420 Beltrami Ave. NW, with their phone number being  333-8339.

Family Resource Center

The Family Resource Center offers books, videos and articles on topics for parents with children of any age.  A staff person or trained volunteer will assist you by phone or in person and will also have information about other community agencies.  The Family Resource Center,1420 Beltrami Ave. NW, is open Monday-Friday from 8:30-4:00 and other times by appointment.  Phone number 333-8329.

School Age Care

Kids & Company is an after school program that provides a safe and quality environment for children in grades K-5.  Qualified, caring staff provides a varied choice of activities (art, crafts and hobbies, computer, games, sports and play) that enhance positive self-concept and socialization.  The program is offered each school day at several elementary schools immediately after school until 5:45 p.m.  Parents who work, attend school or for some reason are unable to be home during these hours will find that Kids & Company can provide the fun learning environment they seek for their children.  A full day summer program is also offered.  Before school care may also be offered if enough registrations are received.  For more information call 333-3100, ext. 35309.



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