“Enjoy this time. Before you know it, they will be grown, and you will miss this” “This time goes by so fast. Enjoy every moment!” “I just loved every moment of parenting my kids. You better enjoy this time because it will be over before you know it.” Have you heard these messages or something like them before? It is common for parents to be told to enjoy every moment of being a parent because as the saying goes, “the days are long, but the years are short.” And this is true, but what is not true is that we must enjoy every moment of being a parent
Three's preschool and the multi-age preschool offers three, four and five-year-old children a variety of site and programming options, including two and three day classes. Some classes provide an option for parents to register for a parent discussion group as part of the class registration. Childcare will be provided if you wish to register for the parent discussion group and your child does not attend preschool at the same time as the group meets. Childcare will also be provided for other siblings ages birth to five years.
Four's Pre-K is an exciting time for children as they work to develop abilities and independence that will help prepare them for Kindergarten and beyond. The Four's Pre-K program is for four-year-old's one year prior to starting kindergarten. Children must be age four on or before Sept. 1. The program is located at most elementary school sites and offers programming five days per week with morning and afternoon half-day options. Parents are responsible for their child's transportation to and from school.
Completion of Early Childhood Screening is required for all students in SoWashCo Schools Preschool program starting at age 3. To schedule an appointment call 651-425-6175 or schedule a screening date online. Be sure to mention your child is registering for the SoWashCo Schools Preschool program.
Your child cannot be placed in a class if they will be 4 years old by 9/1/22 and have not yet been screened.
- Online Registration
- How to Register
- Selecting Classes and Required Documents
- Tuition and Registration Fee
- Financial Assistance
- Class Confirmation
- Age Requirements
- Early Childhood Screening Requirement
- Safe Practice Protocols/Expectations for Drop Off and Pick Up
- Toilet Skills
- Highly Qualified Staff
- Curriculum and Assessment
- Cancellation and Refund Information
- Early Learning Enrollment Contacts
Early learning blog
Along with the joy of becoming a parent comes a lot of questions about raising a child. It can be hard to find answers and information. Our Early Learning blog can provide the information you seek. Written by one of our own ECFE Licensed Parent Educators, each blog offers insight into child development, parenting strategies, and other important topics that can support parents during their parenting journey. View our extensive blog library of topics as well as our most recent post below:
In my last blog post, Top 5 Things to Avoid with Your Kids, I discussed not paying for chores. This has sparked some conversation and questions so I thought now would be a great time to focus on the when, what, how, and who of chores and allowances.
Parenting is hard work. Parents will inevitably make mistakes in the process of parenting their kids. I could tell you many stories about the mistakes I made with my kids. I mean I still make mistakes today even though my kids are 20, 18, and 16. You would think I’d have it all figured out by now! As I reflect on my parenting journey, I can pinpoint a few things I either avoided doing or wish I had av
Consent. This is a word we hear about often but perhaps don’t think is relevant to young children. In fact, we may think that we don’t have to worry about teaching our children about consent until they are teenagers but now is the time to start. Starting to teach our young children about consent and what it means not only empowers them but can also help keep them safe.