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SoWashCo Community Education

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SoWashCo Community Education is proud to serve our community by providing lifelong learning for all. Whether you're ready to learn a new skill, prepare your child for early learning or want to share your knowledge with the community, we're here for you. We serve Cottage Grove, Newport, St. Paul Park, Woodbury, as well as, Afton, Denmark and Grey Cloud Island Townships. We are committed to collaboration, continuous improvement, equity, integrity and relationships.

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Early Learning News

A lot is said about the negative impacts of screens, technology, and media on children. The reality is these technology and screens aren’t going anywhere. Our children are growing up in a time when technology is literally at the touch of their fingertips. Kids are savvy digital natives. All of this can make it difficult for parents to manage their child’s use of screens, technology, and media. Now I am not suggesting that just because technology is so readily available that we should disregard screen time recommendations. I would like to suggest that instead focusing on screen time, we follow Common Sense Media’s advice and shift our focus to creating a healthy, balanced screen diet. Just like how we want to have balanced meals, we can also create a balanced screen diet.

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Early Learning News

A lot is said about the negative impacts of screens, technology, and media on children. The reality is these technology and screens aren’t going anywhere. Our children are growing up in a time when technology is literally at the touch of their fingertips. Kids are savvy digital natives. All of this can make it difficult for parents to manage their child’s use of screens, technology, and media. Now I am not suggesting that just because technology is so readily available that we should disregard screen time recommendations. I would like to suggest that instead focusing on screen time, we follow Common Sense Media’s advice and shift our focus to creating a healthy, balanced screen diet. Just like how we want to have balanced meals, we can also create a balanced screen diet.

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In March, Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) partnered with Woodbury Lutheran Preschool to provide a free parent-child event for families with young children who live in the Woodbury community.
ECFE Licensed Parent Educator, Bobbie Bigwood, shared mindfulness tools and techniques. Parents and children left the event equipped with new knowledge, strategies, and tools to help their children calm and regulate their emotions. ECFE is excited about the possibility to partner with Woodbury Lutheran Preschool on additional parent-child events next year!

Read More about Finding Calm with Kids - Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) Event

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