The Family Center is a wonderful place for children, birth to five-years-old, and their parents to learn and grow together. All of our Early Childhood and Parent Educators are licensed teachers who are knowledgeable in child development and guidance. Our programs nurture the parent, child relationship and help support children's intellectual, physical, social and emotional development.  Parents know this is a great place to meet new friends with children of the same age, to share wisdom and to learn from each other.

Throughout the year, we have a variety of programs for children and their families. Please check out our 2014-15 brochure for 3 years-old or 4-5 years-old to find out more. The links below will guide you through the opportunities available here at the Columbia Heights Public Schools' Family Center.

Also at the Family Center...
Toy and Book Lending Library New games, activity backpacks, books and more (in Espanol too)! For children we have over 100 toys and activities that are waiting to be played with. For parents we have learning materials on child development, parenting issues, and family relationships. The Lending Library is FREE! Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Home VisitingA licensed parent educator or early childhood educator will come to your house and bring activities for you and your children to enjoy together. You will have a chance to share your questions and concerns and receive information about how children grow and develop, where to find services in the community, and how to better manage family stress. Home visits are free to families in the Columbia Heights School District. Call 763-528-4423 for more information.
Early Childhood ScreeningAn Early Childhood Educator and Parent Educator will assess your child's develoment, health, vision, and hearing. When the early childhood screening has been completed the results will be reviewed with the parents or guardians. Suggestions or referrals for followup services will be made when appropriate. Early Childhood Screening is FREE! To schedule an appointment please call 763-528-4517
 Super Second SaturdaysJoin us for these fun Saturday morning events. Children and parents enjoy activities, music and stories together based on a theme. All children birth through Kindergarten are welcome. No need for pre-registration, just drop in! Fee: $5 Per Family, pay at the door. 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
 The Family Center Presents!Join us on Thursday evenings for a monthly presentation, free and open to the general public. Please call 763-528-4423 if childcare or interpreting is needed.

 Karen Kremer
 Early Childhood Manager
 Phone: 763-528-4423
 e-mail:
kremerk@colheights.k12.mn.us
 1460 49th Ave. NE, Columbia Heights, MN 55421