Child with Parent

Weekly Classes for Parents of 2 1/2 to 5 Year Olds

Each class includes:
• Parent–Child Time—Parents and children explore age-appropriate activities designed to enhance learning. Parents gain new ideas for things to do together at home with their children. This time includes a group “Circle Time” of songs and games.
• Parent Education—Licensed parent educators provide resources and guide group discussions about child development, parenting techniques, and current issues concerning today’s families.
• Children's Classroom—During parent discussion, children play and learn in a stimulating and caring environment with licensed early childhood teachers. They enjoy music, stories, group games, and creative play as they interact with other children their age.

Sibling Care Fee
Quality child care is available to provide a safe, caring, and fun atmosphere for siblings not enrolled in daytime classes.

Ages of January 1, 2019


Discovery Time (click here to register)  2 1/2-3 years  

Winter/Spring 2019 Sliding Fee Scale to determine cost of class. 

Income Class Fee
1. Under $35,000 Waived
2. $35,000 to $49,999 $27
3. $50,000 to $74,999 $45
4. $75,000 to $99,999 $68
5. $100,000 and above $90

Sibling Care Fee
$16/child for Income Levels 2–3 and $32/child for Income Levels 4–5


Discovery Extended (click here to register)  2 1/2-5 years
This class offers a longer parent–child interaction time and parent discussion time.

2-Hour Class Fee:

Income Fee
1. Under $35,000 Waived
2. $35,000 to $49,999 $32
3. $50,000 to $74,999 $54
4. $75,000 to $99,999 $81
5. $100,000 and above $108

Sibling care fee: $40


Coming Back for More (click here to register) 2 1/2-5 years 

Are you returning to ECFE as a second, third or fourth-time parent? This class is designed for parents with multiple-age children. Enjoy classroom time with your 2 1/2 to 5 year-old child along with a parent discussion time. Topics will focus on information and support to parent all of your children.  

2-Hour Class Fee:

Income Fee
Under $35,000 Waived
$35,000 to $49,999 $32
$50,000 to $74,999 $54
$75,000 to $99,999 $81
$100,000 and above $108

Sibling care fee:  $40


Play 'n Learn (click here to register)  2 1/2-5 Years

If you want a shorter class time or if you just want to spend some "together time" without separation from your child, this class is for you. You and your child can explore creative learning activities, enjoy large muscle play, and participate in circle time together. This class has no parent discussion time or sibling care.  Evening class available.

$45.00 winter session and $65.00 spring session   


ECFE Bridge to Preschool 33 months-5 years 

A unique blend of parent-child time and peer group interaction offering an introductory preschool experience.  Fall session starts with a Tuesday parent/child class, an optional Thursday child only day will be added for the winter and spring sessions. Families are strongly encouraged to continue participation for the full school year and will be given priority registration to add the additional child only day.

Tuesdays 10:30-12:30 pm - The Parent-Child Day: This day each week is a parent-child playtime together followed by a separated parent discussion. Sibling care is available for this day each week.

Thursdays 11:00-12:30 pm - The optional Child-Only Day Begins Winter Term: The second day each week is just for your child to interact with peers, led by a licensed early childhood teacher and an assistant.  An introduction to basic skills, along with music, a story and gym time are included each day.

Parents must attend the parent-child class on Tuesdays in order to have their child attend the Thursday child-only day beginning winter session. Children working towards toilet training are welcomed to attend. Child must be 33 months by January 1, 2019 in order to attend this class.

2 day a week Winter Session-8 weeks Class Fee:

Income Fee
Under $35,000 Waived
$35,000 to $49,999 $36
$50,000 to $74,999 $72
$75,000 to $99,999 $108
$100,000 and above $144

Tuesdays Sibling care fee:  $36


2 day a week Spring Session-10 weeks Class Fee:

Income Fee
Under $35,000 Waived
$35,000 to $49,999 $54
$50,000 to $74,999 $108
$75,000 to $99,999 $162
$100,000 and above $216

Tuesdays Sibling care fee:  $45