Parent Child Classes
ECFE offers a variety of classes for parents and children to come together to connect as a family, to discuss issues relating to your child’s stage of development, and to meet other families. Classes are available for parents with infant, toddler, and preschool age children.
Classes usually meet once a week (1.25 hours) for nine or ten weeks each trimester (fall, winter, and spring sessions). Each session brings new opportunities to reflect on your child’s stage of development, meet new families, and engage in discussions related to new parenting topics.
A typical ECFE class begins with “parent-child time” where parents and children participate in fun learning activities together. While parents later join a parenting discussion facilitated by a parent educator, children continue their play with their early childhood teacher in the children’s classroom. Families join together for songs and finger-plays during the closing circle time led by staff.
Quality educational childcare is available for siblings not enrolled in classes. Owatonna ECFE operates based on a sliding fee scale; no one is turned away for inability to pay.
Amazing Newborn Clinic
Tuesdays 12:30-2:00 Roosevelt Community School 122 E McKinley St.
Amazing Newborn Clinic will begin again in Fall 2021. If you have parenting questions please email us. If you would like to get your baby weighed please call Steel County Public Health at 507-583-7650 to talk to a nurse. Drop in between 12:30 and 2:00 for baby weight check, and questions answered by a nurse and a licensed parent educator. Our clinic is free and no pre-registration is needed. This is also a great time to meet other parents and play with your baby.
This is a joint offering by Owatonna Community Education and Steele County Public Health.