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Fillmore Central Community Education Programs


Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

Fillmore Central’s Community Education offers a variety of programs for families with children age birth to 5. The mission of our early childhood programs is providing children with successful starts through healthy, nurturing, learning environments.

School Readiness

School Readiness offers a preschool experience to students that are 3-5 years of age. The 3/4 year olds have three options: Monday/Wednesday sessions from 8:15-10:15 or 10:30-12:30 or Tuesday/Thursday from 8:15-10:15.

We offer three classes for the 4/5 year olds on Monday, Wednesdays, and Friday; two sessions in the morning from 8:15-11:15 and an afternoon session from 12:10-3:10. Transportation is offered for all of our preschool classes.

Our primary goal is to welcome students to the school setting and help them feel comfortable in a classroom when they enter Kindergarten. Playtime is an essential part of our program. Playtime provides many opportunities for students to grow in conversations skills, imagination, social skills, as well as fine and gross motor skills.

We also have structured activities that focus on a standard from our curriculum, Splash Into Pre-K by Houghton Mifflin. Activities are usually hands-on and cover a wide range of abilities including cutting, writing, coloring, role playing, retelling stories, and learning colors, shapes and letters.

Pre-literacy skills are also an important component of our 4/5 school readiness program. Much of the year revolves around early literacy and helping students move on to the next step. Throughout the school year, we focus on number and letter identification and beginning letter sounds, writing our letters. Letter knowledge is not the only piece to the early literacy puzzle; rhyming is a big part of being able to increase awareness in different sounds in language.

Special education students are fully integrated into our classrooms allowing friendships to form and differences to be accepted.

Staff includes: 4/5 Lead Teachers Tonya Keim and Jessica Marzolf, 3/4 Lead Teacher Tara Corson, 4/5 Classroom Assistants Angie Haugerud and Jill Miller, 3/4 Classroom Assistant Charlene Mensink. ECSE Staff includes Connie Berg, Paula Birch, Janeen Wingert, and Katie Sveen.

ECFE (Early Childhood

Family Education)

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Chatfield Community Preschool: A sneak peek at a typical preschool day

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Education

By LuAnn Klevan Community Education Director You probably recognize that preschool is an exciting time for children and their families. But, have you ever wondered about what takes place in a preschool classroom? Let’s take a peek and see. ..... 
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Kingsland early childhood programs

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Education

Kingsland School Age Child Care (SACC) Kingsland School Age Child Care (SACC) is the childcare program located on site in the elementary school in Spring Valley. This program serves students preschool through 5th grade 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost ..... 
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Early Childhood Initiative

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Education

Rushford-Peterson Community Education offers many opportunities for early childhood aged children and their families. Our Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) classes are open to birth-5 year olds. Parents and children attend the themed classes t ..... 
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Spring activities are flourishing

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in All Education

Spring is a busy time for us here at Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF), especially in our early childhood program. We invest in this area to prepare the youngest citizens of our region to be the workers, leaders, and entrepreneurs of t ..... 
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SE MN Initiative Foundation announces BookStart grants to early childhood programs

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in All Education

In an effort to promote early childhood literacy, Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) and Capstone are partnering for the 12th year of the BookStart program. The goal of this partnership is to ensure every child has their own book at hom ..... 
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Lanesboro Child Care Center

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Education

In 1988 the Lanesboro School District was the first in the state of Minnesota to offer daycare within the school system. This program is offered for all resident of the district. We are licensed to care for up to 60 children in our facility. Hig ..... 
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St. Johns Lutheran Preschool

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Education

St. Johns Lutheran Preschool is owned and operated by St. John Lutheran Church of Wykoff, Minn., under the supervision of the congregation’s Board of Education. St. Johns Lutheran Preschool was established to assist and support Christian parents in ..... 
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I Love to Read

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

February was a very busy month at Fillmore Central Elementary with it being “I Love To Read Month”. The kids were buzzing with energy for reading and fun! Fillmore Central Community Ed, Fillmore Central Schools, and area businesses partnered ..... 
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