A Trusted Resource–Early Learning Digest

The Minnesota Department of Education and the Working Family Resource Center (WFRC) have partnered to provide research-based information about the development of children from birth through age five. This collaboration is possible through two innovative initiatives of the Dept. of Ed.: MN Parents Know and Help Me Grow.

The mission of the WFRC is as follows: Working Family Resource Center delivers high quality family and wellness education to employees where they work, in order to strengthen individuals, families and communities.  The Hopkins Family Center is sending this e-newsletter to you, because we believe that trusted resources for parents benefit our whole community.

The Early Learning Digest is a resource you can trust. The publication provides a snapshot of information about parenting and child-rearing in a concise way that parents will appreciate. In addition, there are options within the e-newsletter to link to further information if you are interested in learning more about a topic. This month’s edition of Early Learning Digest includes information on ECFE. In addition, Tufts University is providing a link to other well-researched web sites which provide child development information.

Knowing where to go to look for information on the web can limit the amount of time involved in getting answers. In addition, knowing that a site is trustworthy helps parents rest assured that the information they are gathering will be helpful to their children, and their families. Enjoy this month’s publication of Early Learning Digest, and be sure to check in on the other resources that  WFRC provides.

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen (For parents of children ages 3-8 yrs)

Do you find yourself threatening, scolding, lecturing or begging just to get your child to do what you want? Discover ways to stop fighting, engage their cooperation, and build their self-esteem. Learn effective communication skills to create a more peaceful environment in your home.

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Harley Hopkins Family Center, room 27.

Cost: $10/adult, $15/household.

Child care for children birth through kindergarten available, $5 per child.

Register by calling 952-988-5000 or online at www.HopkinsCommunityEd.org.

Early Childhood Fest!

Saturday, October 1

10:30 am – 12 noon

Hopkins Public Library, 22 – 11th Ave. N

Join us for a FREE fun-filled celebration!

*Entertainment

*Free New Book

*Starbucks Coffee

*Cookies

 

Taming Tantrums in Tots

The budding independence of your young child often collides with the real world, and when she doesn’t get her way – a tantrum roars! Learn the common triggers for tantrums, and discuss ways to plan and prepare for success. Explore ways to support your child’s feelings and limit their behavior when tantrums do occur.

Thursday, Oct. 6, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Harley Hopkins Family Center, 125 Monroe Ave. S., Hopkins

Cost: $10/adult, $15/household. Child care for children birth through kindergarten is available, $5 per child.

Register by calling 952-988-5000 or online at www.HopkinsCommunityEd.org.

ECFE registration for fall, 2011 classes are currently being accepted


ECFE is Early Childhood Family Education. It’s for you and your young children-birth to pre-kindergarten age. Join us for parent or guardian/child sessions, workshops, special family events, and many other fun activities. Hopkins’ ECFE program holds classes at two locations – the Harley Hopkins Family Center, 125 Monroe Ave. S., Hopkins, and the Ronald B. Davis community Center, 5430 Glenwood Ave., Golden Valley. For more information about ECFE call 952-988-5000, or register online at www.HopkinsCommunityEd.org.