Everyone Connects!
Everyone Connects!
PLAY WITH
PURPOSE
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SUMMER CAMPS
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ECFE/PAIIR: 507-328-4020
Enrichment: 507-328-4000
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
ECFE/PAIIR ........................... 4
Age Group Classes ................... 4
Classes with Kits ........................ 4
Non-Separating Classes ............ 5
Focus Classes ............................ 5
Online Classes ........................... 5
Play with Purpose ...................... 6
Support Groups ........................ 7
Yearlong .................................... 7
Week By Week .......................... 8
PRESCHOOL
ENRICHMENT ................. 10
Art ............................................. 10
Health ........................................ 10
Imagination / Creativity ............ 10
Dance ........................................ 11
Sports ........................................ 11
Summer Camps ......................... 12
Trips ........................................... 15
Rochester Public Schools provides a free
comprehensive developmental screening for any
child 3 years old to kindergarten enrollment.
Schedule by calling 507-328-4004.
Northrop Education Center
201 8th St. NW
Rochester, MN 55901
www.rochesterce.org/ecscreening
EARLY CHILDHOOD
SCREENING
ECFE and Preschool Enrichment are so excited to
welcome you back to in person classes. Check out
our newly expanded class schedules and nd the
perfect opportunity for your little one to grow!
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Everyone Connects!
September to June
Preschool scholarships
Kindergarten information
Family events
MN licensed teachers
Best practices implemented to
help children develop as learners
for lifelong success
Research-based curriculum and
learning experiences focused on
high-quality play
Individualized instruction
Why Rochester Public Schools Preschool?
Skills we build in preschool serve us for a lifetime—positive relationships,
language and literacy, numbers and thinking skills, and much more. RPS
Preschool prepares our young learners for a future of school and life success.
We use a play-based approach facilitated by high quality educators with
respected curricula and assessments in a positive learning environment.
Rochester Public Schools Preschool is a quality preschool program that
respects the unique needs of each child. When children are prepared to
succeed at kindergarten entrance, all of society benets.
Growing Young Minds
RPS Preschool focuses across the areas of child development, facilitating
learning in social and emotional, cognitive, and physical development,
literacy and language, math, science, and the arts. Our children play to learn,
with whole group, small group, and individualized opportunities. Our licensed
teachers and talented assistants provide caring, quality environments where
the love of learning will ourish.
Registration is open for 2021-2022! Class information on page 9.
Call 507-328-4024 for more information or register today at
rochesterschools.org/academics/preschool
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AGE GROUP
CLASSES
Each class oers the ECFE class
experience including PACT followed
by children’s learning and play time
and a parent discussion. Parents will
spend time with a parent educator.
Sibling care is available where listed.
1-3 Year Olds (12-24 Months)
7 Sessions
Location: Hoover–Rm 120
0113.320 W Apr 7–May 19
9:30-11 AM
2-3 Year Olds
7 Sessions
Location: Northrop–Rm 303
0201.320 Th Apr 8–May 20
9:15-11 AM
2-4 Year Olds
7 Sessions
Location: Northrop–Rm 302
0241.320 M Apr 5–May 17
9:15-11 AM
STEM (3-5 Years)
7 Sessions
Location: Northrop–Rm 302
0319.320 Th Apr 8–May 20
9:15-11:15 AM
CLASSES WITH
KITS
Need new ideas to engage your
curious child(ren) at home?
Your family will enjoy exploring,
investigating, and experimenting with
our at home lessons. There will be
video lessons and activities each week.
These classes will have a one-time
material pick-up prior to the start of
class. Come explore with us! These are
at-home/online courses.
Insect Explorers (2-5 Years) –
At-Home/Online Course
2 Sessions
Location: Online
0830.320 Tu Apr 6 & 13
9:30-10 AM
Little Bird Watchers
(2-5 Years) – At-Home/
Online Course
2 Sessions
Location: Online
0831.320 Tu Apr 20 & 27
9:30-10 AM
Out of this World–Outer
Space (2-5 Years) – At-Home/
Online Course
3 Sessions
Location: Online
0832.320 Tu May 4–18
9:30-10 AM
Everyone Connects!
ECFE Sliding Fee Scale information is available on our website:
www.rochesterce.org/early-childhood/frequently-asked-questions
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= Limited sibling care available = Online Class = Evening class
NON-
SEPARATING
CLASSES
You and your child will remain
together for the entire class. Each
class oers the ECFE experience
including PACT. These classes will
include a parent discussion in the
same room as your child. Nannies
welcome.
Baby & Me (0-12 Months)
7 Sessions
Location: Northrop–Rm 305
0012.320 Tu Apr 6–May 18
12:45 PM-2 PM
Infant/Toddler Exploration
Time (0-24 Months)
2 Sessions
Location: Northrop–Rm 305
0116.320 M Apr 5 & May 3
5:45-6:45 PM
Fun Ones (10-23 Months)
7 Sessions
Location: Northrop–Rm 303
0110.320 F Apr 9–May 21
9:15-10:30 AM
Toddler/Twos
(18-30 Months)
7 Sessions
Location: Northrop–Rm 302
0120.320 Tu Apr 6–May 18
9:30-11 AM
FOCUS CLASSES
Each class oers the ECFE experience
including PACT followed by children’s
learning and play time and a parent
discussion. Children under 9 months
will remain with parent(s) during
discussions as a lap baby. Child care
is available.
Parenting a Child with Spirited
or Challenging Behaviors
(2 Years-Kindergarten)
No Fee–Registration Required–
7 Sessions
Location: Northrop–Rm 302
0211.320 M Apr 5–May 17
6-7:30 PM
ONLINE CLASSES
You’ve got parenting questions? We
have information and support. Take
our online classes from any device
that can connect to the internet. All
classes are readily available through
Google Meets.
Parenting Strategies
Video Library – Online
Course
This course material is available from
April 5th through May 21st.
$10/$5 If Combined with Another
PAIIR Course
Location: Online
0926.320
Screen Time and Kids –
Online Course
1 Session
Location: Online
0823.320 Th Apr 22
8-9 PM
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PLAY WITH
PURPOSE
Discover learning through your child’s
eyes in these parent and child classes.
Parents or grandparents will enjoy
circle time, themed play, songs, and
stories with the children.
Spring Stories (2-5 Years)
2 Sessions
Location: Northrop–Rm 210
0620.320 M Apr 5 & 12
6-7:30 PM
Creating Creativity
(3-5 Years)
2 Sessions
Location: Northrop–Rm 210
0922.320 M Apr 19 & 26
6-7:30 PM
Nuts About Nature
(2-5 Years)
3 Sessions
Location: Northrop–Rm 210
0739.320 M May 3–17
6-7:30 PM
SUPER SATURDAYS
Signs of Spring (2-5 Years)
1 Session
Location: Northrop–Rm 302
0642.320 Sa Apr 17
9:30-11 AM
SUMMER FUNDAYS
PAiiR in The Park (0-5 Years)
1 Session
Location: Northrop–Rm 302
0230.420 F Jun 4
9:30-11 AM
0230.421 F Jun 11
9:30-11 AM
0230.422 F Jun 18
9:30-11 AM
0230.423 F Jun 25
9:30-11 AM
Storytime (0-5 Years)
1 Session
Location: Northrop–Rm 303
0220.420 F Jun 4
9:30-10:30 AM
0220.421 F Jun 11
9:30-10:30 AM
0220.422 F Jun 18
9:30-10:30 AM
0220.423 F Jun 25
9:30-10:30 AM
Scan the QR code to
head to our registration
website to sign up
today!
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= Limited sibling care available = Online Class = Evening class
SUPPORT GROUPS
Support groups are a gathering of
people with common experiences or
concerns who provide each other with
encouragement, comfort, advice and
support. Each class oers the ECFE
class experience including PACT
followed by children’s learning and
play time and parent discussions.
Parents will move to a separate room
for a parent discussion. Registration is
required. Child care is available.
Parenting a Child with
Special Needs
(Birth-Grade 5)
No Fee–Registration Required–
2 Sessions
Location: Northrop–Rm 305
0720.320 Tu Apr 13 & May 11
5:45-7:30 PM
Single Parent Support Group
(0-5 Years)
No Fee–Registration Required–2
Sessions
Location: Northrop–Rm 303
0616.320 Th Apr 15 & May 20
6-7:30 PM
YEARLONG
Open registration begins in fall
followed by priority registration
for our winter and spring sessions,
allowing the group participants to
remain together for the entire school
year. New participants are welcome to
register if space is available.
Dad & Me Yearlong
(0-5 Years)
7 Sessions
Location: Northrop–Rm 303
0660.320 W Apr 7–May 19
9:30-11:15 AM
1-3 Year Olds Yearlong
(12-42 Months)
7 Sessions
Location: Hoover–Rm 120
0113.322 M Apr 5–May 17
9:30-11 AM
0113.321 F Apr 9–May 21
9:30-11 AM
Night Owl Preschool
Yearlong (3-5 Year Olds)
7 Sessions
Location: Northrop–Rm 302
0350.320 Tu Apr 6–May 18
5:30-7:30 PM
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Those Great Informational
Fridays (TGIF) (0-5 Years)
1 Session • 9:30-11:30 AM
Location: Northrop–Rm 319
0611.320 F Apr 9
0611.321 F Apr 16
0611.322 F Apr 23
0611.323 F Apr 30
0611.324 F May 7
0611.325 F May 14
0611.326 F May 21
WEEK BY WEEK
Made to t your schedule! Attend
one class or all of the classes with our
exible “week by week” registration.
Each class oers the ECFE class
experience including PACT.
Extraordinary Newborn
(0-6 Months)
No Fee–Registration Required–
1 Session
Location: Northrop–Rm 305
0002.320 W Apr 21
1-2:30 PM
0002.321 W May 19
1-2:30 PM
Those Great Informational
Tuesdays (TGIT) (0-5 Years)
1 Session • 5:45-7 PM
Location: Northrop–Rm 303
0610.320 Tu Apr 6
0610.321 Tu Apr 13
0610.322 Tu Apr 20
0610.323 Tu Apr 27
0610.324 Tu May 4
0610.325 Tu May 11
0610.326 Tu May 18
HAVE A PARENTING
QUESTION?
WANT TO TALK WITH
SOMEONE ABOUT A
PARENTING CONCERN
OR CHALLENGE?
Parenting your
young children can be
a very rewarding, yet
challenging job that doesn’t
come with a manual.
Parents Are Important In Rochester
can provide parenting support
and information through a phone
consultation, home or ofce visit with
a licensed Parent Educator.
Call the ECFE/PAiiR Ofce at
507-328-4020 for more information.
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= Limited sibling care available = Online Class = Evening class
3 Year Olds
as of
9/1/2021
EXPLORERS
Our 3 year old Explorers class
is specically designed with
young preschoolers in mind
as they begin to explore
and learn new language and
social skills through play in a
group setting.
Hoover M/W/F 9-11:30 AM
$275/
mon
Mighty
Oaks
M/W/F 9-11:30 AM
$275/
mon
Northrop M/W/F 12:30-3:15 PM
$275/
mon
4-5 Year Olds
as of
9/1/2021
TRAILBLAZERS
Our 4-5 year old Trailblazers
is for children headed to
kindergarten the following
school year.
Hoover M-F 1:15-3:45 PM $355/
mon
M-F 9:45 AM-3:45 PM $775/
mon
Mighty
Oaks
M-F 9-11:30 AM $355/
mon
M-F 1:15-3:45 PM $355/
mon
M-F 9:45 AM-3:45 PM $775/
mon
Northrop M-F 12:45-3:45 PM $355/
mon
3-5 Year Olds
as of
9/1/2021
PATHFINDERS
Our 3-5 year old
Pathnders class
provides children an
opportunity to learn in a
group of multiage peers.
Hoover M-F 9-11:30 AM $355/
mon
M-F 1:15-3:45 PM $355/
mon
Mighty
Oaks
M-F 9-11:30 AM $355/
mon
M-F 1:15-3:45 PM $355/
mon
Northrop M-Th 12:30-3:30 PM $315/
mon
4-5 Year Olds
as of
9/1/2021
STEM
STEM is all about
exploring, observing,
predicting and
questioning and your
preschooler will be
encouraged plan, create
and problem solve with
help from our teachers.
Mighty Oaks M-F 1:15-3:45 PM $355/
mon
2021-2022 Preschool
Class Schedule
www.rochesterschools.org/academics/preschool
507-328-4020
*Class times and calendars are tentative.
PARENTING EDUCATION DAY: Parents participate in their child’s classroom experience once each
week followed by an educator led parent discussion with topics exploring the many facets of parenting a
preschooler and the developmental domains of early childhood.
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ART
Father’s Day Fun (3-6 Years)
What could be better than a
handmade gift created by your child
to mark a special occasion? We
can help your child show his or her
creativity with a card, poem, and
canvas art for their dad or another
special person in their lives.
$20–1 Session
Location: Hoover
1414.401 F Jun 18
9:30-11 AM
Father’s Day Fun (3-6 Years)
– Online Course
$15–1 Session
Location: Pre-Recorded
1414.001 Pick Up Dates Jun 16-18
8 AM-4:30 PM
Mother’s Day Fun (3-6 Years)
Using their creativity and our
supplies, your preschooler will
create a work of art for that special
someone in their world.
$20–1 Session
Location: Northrop–Rm 210
1411.401 Sa May 8 9:30-11 AM
Mother’s Day Fun (3-6 Years)
– Online Course
*$15–1 Session
Location: Pre-Recorded
1411.001 Pick Up Dates May 5-7
8 AM-4:30 PM
HEALTH
Get Your Motors Running
(2-3 Years/Adult)
$35–3 Sessions
Location: Northrop–Gym
1423.401 Tu Apr 20–May 4
10:45-11:30 AM
IMAGINATION /
CREATIVITY
Messy Art (3-6 Years)
$20–1 Session
Location: Northrop–Rm 210
1412.401 Sa May 22
9:30-11 AM
Preschool Skills
$25–2 Sessions
Location: Northrop–Rm 210
1424.401 Th-F Apr 22–23
1-3 PM
1424.402 Th-F Apr 29–30
1-3 PM
1424.403 Th-F May 6–7
1-3 PM
1424.404 Th-F May 13–14
1-3 PM
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* = Partnership class = Online Class = Evening class
Very Hungry Caterpillar
(3-6 Years)
The Very Hungry Caterpillar chomps
through the classroom. Share the
experience of the caterpillar turning
into a buttery with us. We will
sample some of the caterpillar’s
favorite snacks, sing songs and
transfer into butteries.
$20–1 Session
Location: Northrop–Rm 210
1410.401 Sa Apr 24
9:30-11 AM
Very Hungry Caterpillar
(3-6 Years) – Online Course
$15–1 Session
Location: Pre-Recorded
1410.001 Pick Up Dates Apr 21-23
8 AM-4:30 PM
DANCE
Minnesota Xtreme
Cheerleading Summer Skills
Camp (3-6 Years) *
$83–3 Sessions
Location: MN Xtreme All Star Cheer
1240.401P Tu-Th Jul 13–15
1-3:30 PM
SPORTS
Soccer (4-6 Years/Adult)
$38–3 Sessions
Location: Jefferson–Field
1422.401 Tu Apr 13–27
6:45-7:30 PM
1422.402 Tu May 11–25
5:45-6:30 PM
T-Ball (4-6 Years/Adult)
$38–3 Sessions
Location: Jefferson–Field
1421.401 Tu Apr 13–27
5:45-6:30 PM
1421.402 Tu May 11–25
6:45-7:30 PM
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* = Partnership class = Online Class = Evening class
J.E.T.S. GYMNASTICS
$65–4 Sessions
Location: J.E.T.S. Gymnastics 2440
Claire Lane NE
J.E.T.S. Gymnastics
Puddle Jumpers
(18 Months-3 Years/Adult) *
1860.312P W Apr 7–28
6:20-7:05 PM
1860.314P W May 5–26
6:20-7:05 PM
J.E.T.S. Gymnastics
Tomcats (3 Years) *
1861.312P W Apr 7–28
5:25-6:10 PM
1861.314P W May 5–26
5:25-6:10 PM
J.E.T.S Gymnastics
Falcons (4 Years) *
1862.311P W Apr 7–28
4:30-5:15 PM
1862.312P W May 5–26
4:30-5:15 PM
SUMMER CAMP
Bugs, Bugs, Bugs (3-6 Years)
Centipedes, spiders and ladybugs
are just the beginning. We will
examine bugs under the magnifying
glass. Buggy activities include art,
songs and stories.
$75–3 Sessions
Location: Hoover
1413.401 M-W Jun 14–16
9:30-11 AM
1413.402 M-W Jun 14–16
12:30 PM-2 PM
Mini Bugs, Bugs, Bugs
(3-6 Years)
$25–1 Session
Location: Hoover
1413.403 Th Jun 17
9:30-11 AM
5 Senses Art Camp
(3-6 Years)
We can see art, feel art, and
sometimes we can hear art- but can
you taste art? How about smelling it?
We will use our ve senses to explore
art in all its forms!
$75–3 Sessions
Location: Hoover
1418.401 M-W Jul 19–21
9:30-11 AM
1418.402 M-W Jul 19–21
12:30 PM-2 PM
Mini 5 Senses Art Camp
(3-6 Years)
$25–1 Session
Location: Hoover
1418.403 Th Jul 22
9:30-11 AM
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Cars, Trucks, and Wheel-y
Things (3-6 Years)
Hop on in and take a spin with
us as we explore the world of
transportation. Let us mesmerize
you with things that go round and
round like dump trucks, ambulances,
and construction vehicles through
art, stories and hot rod adventures.
Beep, Beep!
$75–3 Sessions
Location: Hoover
1417.401 M-W Jul 12–14
9:30-11 AM
1417.402 M-W Jul 12–14
12:30 PM-2 PM
Mini Cars, Trucks, and
Wheel-y Things (3-6 Years)
$25–1 Session
Location: Hoover
1417.403 Th Jul 15
9:30-11 AM
Animal Adventure Camp
(3-6 Years)
Grab your binoculars and join us
as we learn about animals from all
over the world through stories, crafts
and games. We will be exploring
everything from pets in our houses,
to animals on safari, and everything
in between. Don’t miss out on this
amazing adventure!
$75–3 Sessions
Location: Hoover
1419.401 M-W Jul 26–28
9:30-11 AM
1419.402 M-W Jul 26–28
12:30 PM-2 PM
Mini Animal Adventure
Camp (3-6 Years)
$25–1 Session
Location: Hoover
1419.403 Th Jul 29
9:30-11 AM
Animal Adventures
(3-6 Years) – Online Course
$15–1 Session
Location: Pre-Recorded
1419.001 Pick Up Dates Jul 28-30
8 AM-4:30 PM
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J.E.T.S. GYMNASTICS
“Funtastic Summer Camps”
(3-10 Years) *
$95–4 Sessions
M-Th • 9 AM-12 PM
Location: J.E.T.S. Gymnastics 2440
Claire Lane NE
Space Week 1870.401P Jun 7–10
Week of
Wizardry
1871.401P Jun 14–17
Jurassic
Experience
Week
1872.401P Jun 21–24
Wacky
Water Week
1873.401P Jun 28–Jul 1
Superhero
Week
1874.401P Jul 12–15
Under the
Sea Week
1875.401P Jul 19–22
Olympic
Week
1876.401P Jul 26–29
Circus Week 1877.401P Aug 2–5
Pirates and
Princesses
Week
1878.401P Aug 9–12
Music Makers (3-6 Years)
Preschoolers love music. Combining
music and movement helps
preschoolers learn in many ways. We
will experience music by playing,
dancing, singing, and making an
instrument.
$75–3 Sessions
Location: Hoover
1420.401 M-W Aug 2–4
9:30-11 AM
1420.402 M-W Aug 2–4
12:30 PM-2 PM
Mini Music Makers
(3-6 Years)
$25–1 Session
Location: Hoover
1420.403 Th Aug 5
9:30-11 AM
Music Makers (3-6 Years)
Online Course
$15–1 Session
Location: Pre-Recorded
1420.001 Pick Up Dates Aug 4-6
8 AM-4:30 PM
Scan the QR code
to head to our
registration website
to sign up today!
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* = Partnership class = Online Class = Evening class
Scientist in Training Camp
(3-6 Years)
Discover science the preschool
way! Activities of rain clouds, zzing
colors and oat and sink will help
teach critical science skills including
observing, predicting, exploring and
creative thinking.
$75–3 Sessions
Location: Hoover
1416.401 M-W Jun 28–30
9:30-11 AM
1416.402 M-W Jun 28–30
12:30 PM-2 PM
Mini Scientist in Training
Camp (3-6 Years)
$25–1 Session
Location: Hoover
1416.403 Th Jul 1
9:30-11 AM
Up North at the Cabin
(3-6 Years)
Grab your sun glasses, hat and
imagination and head to the North
Woods Cabin with us! We will
explore Minnesota Animals, talk
about trees, share songs and stories
and make an art project to remember
our trip.
$75–3 Sessions
Location: Hoover
1415.401 M-W Jun 21–23
9:30-11 AM
1415.402 M-W Jun 21–23
12:30 PM-2 PM
Up North at the Cabin
(3-6 Years) – Online Course
$15–1 Session
Location: Pre-Recorded
1415.001 Pick Up Dates Jun 23-25
8 AM-4:30 PM
TRIPS
Red Barn Learning Farm
(1-6 Years/Adult)
$12–1 Session
Location: Red Barn Learning Farm
1425.401 F May 21
9:30-11:30 AM
Northrop Community Education
201 8th Street NW
Rochester, MN 55901
Register today!
www.rochesterce.org/register
Strengthening
families with young
children through
education
and support.
Everyone Connects!
Everyone Connects!