We have your FREE rainy day activity for Saturday!

Forecast is calling for rain on Saturday, which is the perfect reason to make plans to come to the Here We Grow! A Festival of Family Fun event.

Join us Saturday, April 24 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon at Eisenhower Community Center, 1001 Hwy 7, Hopkins. The fun, free activities are geared towards families with children ages one through eight years, including:

  • Gym time
  • Art activities
  • Family open swim
  • Entertainment
  • Silent auction
  • Food

Donations toward early childhood education scholarships will be accepted at the event. Event details…

Story Time & Dinner for Parents & Infants

Join us at this free event! Come for a meal and share a story and play time with the children. Siblings are welcome.

Tuesday, April 27

6-7:15 pm

Glen Lake Elemenatry School – 4801 Woodridge Rd, Mtka.

RSVP required. To make a reservation, contact Kathryn Moore at 952-988-5046or by e-mail at Kathryn_moore@hopkins.k12.mn.us.

Early Years Are Learning Years

It’s the Week of the Young Child!  Sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), this annual event is a time to highlight the need for each and every child to experience the type of early environment–at home, at child care, at school, and in the community–that will promote positive connections and early learning.  The early childhood programs at the Harley Hopkins Family Center are having a parade through the building to mark the week, but there are many ways to participate from as simple as taking a moment to read, sing, and talk to a child, to thanking a teacher or caregiver for their care and dedication, to supporting local and national efforts to provide quality early childhood programs for all.

Fun, Free Family Event Coming Up

Here We GrowAre you looking for fun, free activities to do with your young children? There’s a great Saturday morning event coming up on April 24 that includes gym time, art activities, family open swim, entertainment, silent auction, and food.

Here We Grow! A Festival of Family Fun will be held on Saturday, April 24 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon at Eisenhower Community Center, 1001 Hwy 7, Hopkins. Activities are geared towards families with children ages one through eight years. Donations toward early childhood education scholarships will be accepted at the event.

Stress and Anxiety in Your Child

Do you wonder how you can help your child who is experiencing a lot of stress and anxiety? Would you like to learn several practical strategies that he can use to manage his stress? Join others on April 20 for this interesting and informative conversation.

Kindergarten Bridge Event: Come Explore the Rooms

Kindergarten Bridge is a great opportunity for your child to get more comfortable in a kindergarten room before school actually starts. Parents will hear what kindergarten teachers say you can do to enhance your child’s kindergarten experience.

Registration is required, call 952-988-5000. There is no charge.

Gatewood          April 6, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Glen Lake          April 15, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

L.H. Tanglen    April 22, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Meadowbrook  April 29, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Eisenhower       May 6, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Alice Smith       May 13, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

What do you have planned for summer?

With the weather warming, it turns our thoughts to summer activities!   If you are looking for part time programming for your preschoolers, take a look at Kaleidoscope Preschool’s Summer Adventures program, two half days a week of hands-on learning activities.  Need full-time programming?  The summer-only portion of Stepping Stones will fill your summer-before-kindergartener’s days with a great combination of learning and engaging summer fun.  Check it out!