Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)
ECFE classes are held at the ECFE Center located in the GFW Elementary School in Gibbon. Classes meet mornings and evenings.
GFW ECFE is now on Facebook!
Please become a friend if you would like to receive reminders for class starts and special events.
Classes will be held in person with a limited capacity. There will be the option to do class virtually if that is preferred. Registration is required for both in class and virtual options. Extra sanitizing and cleaning precautions will be taken. We will be limiting the class to only one parent with each child. Adults will be required to wear masks.
This age is filled with a driven sense of wonder and discovery. They are fascinated as they explore their world. They are learning to talk, to think for themselves, and to act independently. Come share with other parents ways to help your mover and shaker deal with frustrations, learn to share, and build self-esteem. Parents remain in the room for their discussions.
For children ages 1-2 years
Class starts: Monday, Sept. 21st, 2020 Classes will be 6 weeks
Time: 6:30-7:30 pm
Located: GFW Elementary School, ECFE Center – Gibbon
More social than ever, young children want to be busy learning about the world they live in. Take an active part in your child’s learning experiences during parent-child activity time. Parent discussions are the last 30 mins of the session.
For children ages 2-5 years
Class starts: Tues. Sept. 22nd or Thurs. Sept. 24th
Time: Tuesdays 6:30pm-7:30pm OR Thursdays 6:30pm-7:30pm
Location: GFW Elementary School, ECFE Center – Gibbon
Fall Open House & Registration Night
Due to COVID, we will not be holding an Open House. To register for ECFE classes, please call Tonia @ 507-207-2236 or email email@example.com
OUTDOOR DROP IN AND PLAY GROUPS
Are you and your child looking for a playgroup?
Then we are excited to invite you to a group designed
just for you and your child(ren). We will meet at the
park and enjoy time outside! Registration is required.
For children birth-kindergarten.
Child Care’s are welcome!
Time: 10:30am -11:30am
Dates: Wednesdays, Sept 23rd, 30th & Oct. 7th
Call: 507-207-2236 to register
Date: Friday, Oct. 30th, 2020
Time: 5:30-6:15pm OR 6:30-7:15pm
Location: GFW Elementary School, Gibbon
Reg. Deadline: Oct. 19th – you must register to attend!
Due to COVID we will be offering 2 different sessions so we are able to spread families out and have time to clean between sessions.
Join us for a night of Halloween fun! Children will be able to enjoy fun games and activities and they will be given the opportunity to do some “trick or treating” indoors for some fun treats and surprises! Games and activities will be spaced out in the gym and cafeteria to allow space.
Children are invited to wear their costumes!
Family Gym Nights
Dates: Friday, Oct 2nd, Nov. 13th & Dec. 11th
Time: 5:30-6:30pm OR 7:00-8:00pm
Location: Gibbon Elementary Gym
Register By: Call by Friday morning to register so we know how many families to expect. Due to COVID we are offering 2 different sessions each night with time in between to clean.
Get your wiggles out! Have children who need to run off extra energy? Family Gym Night lets kids scooter, jump, play ball, and a whole lot more!
Holiday Baking Night with Grandparents
Date: Friday, December 4th, 2020
Time: 5:00-6:00pm OR 6:30-7:30pm
Location: GFW Elementary School Cafeteria, Gibbon
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, Nov.25th
Due to COVID we will be offering 2 different sessions so we can space everyone out and clean in between. The option to pick up the items and take them home will also be available.
Children and grandparents can enjoy special time together while rolling out dough, baking, and decorating cookies. We provide all the supplies, and your kitchen stays clean!
New to GFW?
If you are a new resident of the GFW School District and the parent of a preschooler(s) -Ages 0-5 years- please call the GFW Elementary School office to register your child on the school census. (507-207-2236) The number count is important for district planning and it will assure you receive school mailings pertinent to your young child. Thank you.
We look forward to serving your family!