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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

Summer is almost here and with it comes longer days and warmer weather, more opportunities for fun activities and family time together. It can also bring its own set of challenges whether you have a baby, toddler, preschooler, or school-aged children, including changes to the daily schedule, changes to childcare, the need to find things for our kids to do and so much more. Today I am sharing some summer sanity savers to help you and your children enjoy all summer has to offer.

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Early Learning News

Early Bird registration for Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) classes for parents and children ages birth-5 years will take place June 5-16 with lottery class placement happening on June 19. Fall semester dates are September 11, 2023 – January 26, 2024. Classes are taught by licensed early childhood teachers and licensed parent educators.

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Let’s do a little word association. What is the first thing you think of when you hear the word siblings? I am going to venture a guess and say that if we compiled your first thoughts, we would have a mix of positive and negative things. Things like fun, caring, friendship, and also things like fighting and rivalry. And maybe, just maybe more of you will have thought of the more negative aspects of siblings first.

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