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SoWashCo Community Education


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

When my kids started preschool, I had visions of picking them up from school and them gushing to tell me about all the exciting things they did during their time away from me. Then reality set in and the conversations went something like this:

Me: How was school?

My child: Fine

Me: What did you do?

My child: I don’t remember.

This is despite the fact that normally my kids talked so much that we would sometimes play the Quiet Game, which was just an unsuccessful attempt on my part to gain a little peace and quiet.

Now that the school year is underway, I thought it would be a good time to share some tips that can help your child start chatting about their day.

Read More about How Was Your Day?

The first day of school is just around the corner. The start of a new school year is an exciting time, but it can also bring with it a lot of big feelings for children and families. I have experienced many first days of school with my kids, and I have learned a few lessons that I hope will help the start of the new school year go more smoothly.

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