Other Early Childhood Offerings

  • In Partnership with the Columbia Heights Library
    Join us for our collaboration with the CH Public Library! Our licensed parent educator will be available to talk to parents and caregivers about child development, parenting, and early childhood opportunities available in our programs. There is no cost to attend.

    Baby Read, Baby Grow | Birth to 18 months as of Sept. 1
    This opportunity includes a “Welcome Baby” bag for each new family.
    10:30 a.m. Thursdays Jan. 27-Apr. 14

    Family Story Time | All ages
    Includes songs, stories, and activities. This opportunity includes a “Welcome to CHPS” bag for each new family.
    10:30 a.m. Mondays Jan. 24-Apr. 11

    Parenting Seminars
    Join us for these FREE adult educational opportunities! Gain information and learn about strategies to support children. Share experiences with other parents/caregivers and ask questions of our licensed Parent Educator. Spanish and Somali interpreters available upon request. Child care not available. Pre-registration is required.

    Mondays 6-7:30 p.m Family Center

    Jan. 24 -- Promoting Literacy in the Home (Focus Age: 8 and under)
    Mar. 14 -- Sleep Matters (Focus Age: 18 and under)
    Apr. 11 -- Recognizing Anxiety in Childhood/Mindfulness Activities (Focus Age: 8 and under)
    May 16 -- Food Habits (Focus Age: 8 and under)

    Join the Early Childhood Advisory Council
    Our council is comprised of parents and guardians involved in early childhood education and care programs. Benefits include: FREE Early Childhood Drop-In Pass, providing input and feedback, developing leadership skills, creating new friendships and support from other members, and having FUN!

    Our council meets monthly to provide input and feedback about programming and community needs, plan events and raise funding for classroom
    materials. For more information, or to join, call 763-528-4518.

    School Census
    Are you in the school census? Being in the census ensures that you will receive Early Childhood mailings, receive notification of Early Childhood Screening, and receive PreK and Kindergarten information when your child is eligible to attend. If you recently had a baby, moved, or did not receive this catalog in the mail, contact the Community Education office at 763-528-4517.