Early Childhood Family Education
Parent Child Classes
ECFE offers a variety of classes for parents and children to come together to connect as a family, to discuss topics relating to your child’s stage of development, and to meet other families. Classes are available for families with infant, toddler, and preschool age children.
Classes meet once a week (1-1.25 hours) for eight-twelve 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 11:30-1:00 Roosevelt Community School 122 E McKinley St.
The Amazing Newborn Clinic is an opportunity for parents of infants 0-12 months of age to get their baby’s weight checked, health questions answered and meet parents of newborns in our community. Receive up-to-date information from health and education professionals on your baby’s growth and development.
Clinic services made possible through a partnership of Steele County Public Health and Owatonna Community Education. No registration required. This is a walk-in clinic. Come and go to meet your schedule.