All classes are held at the Gibbon Elementary School Early Childhood Center
Transportation will be provided
To request registration materials please call 507-207-2236
4 Star Parent Aware Rated
Bright Beginnings is an innovative school-year-long program for all 3 year old children including their peers who have special needs. The Bright Beginning classes meet two days per week. This class focuses on providing children with a day to explore and learn to work with other children. Children are provided with many hands on experiences, which help them get ready for Kindergarten. The program is staffed by and Early Childhood teacher, and Early Childhood Special Education teacher, and two paraprofessionals.
Tuition: $82.00/month. Scholarships are available.
4 Star Parent Aware Rated
Exploring Together is an innovative school-year-long program for all 4-5 year old children including their peers who have special needs. The Exploring Together class meets three days per week, These preschool children are exposed to many new learning concepts in support of early reading and math skills. The main goal of this program is to help the children get ready for a positive Kindergarten experience. All areas of the children’s development are considered: cognitive, social/emotional, language, self help and motor. Exploring Together is staffed by an Early Childhood Teacher, an Early Childhood Special Education Teacher, two para professionals and a MN Reading Corp Member.
Tuition: $120.00/month or $160.00/month for 2 day all-day program. Scholarships are available.
Scholastic Book Orders
Every few weeks we place orders from various Scholastic Book Clubs. If you attend classes you will receive a flyer. Otherwise, if you would like to place an order with Scholastic you may do so with a credit card on-line. Please go to Scholastic.com and search for Tonia Schiro ( teacher) and use the code JC93B to enter your order. You can shop and look through various months of orders.
This is a nice way for friends and relatives to order books for children!
Dolly Parton had a vision to foster a love of reading among preschool children and their families by providing them with the gift of a specially selected book each month. By mailing high quality, age appropriate books directly to their homes, she wanted children to be excited about books and to feel the magic that books can create. Moreover, she could insure that every child would have books, regardless of their family’s income.
SCCC (Sibley County Children’s Collaborative) is sponsoring this program to children ages birth to 5 years, in the GFW School District. Contact Tonia Schiro at 507-207-2236 or go online to Dolly Parton’s “Imagination Library” to sign your child/children up to receive a FREE book in the mail each month!
ECFE Parent Advisory Board
Thank you to the following parents, staff and school board members for serving in an advisory capacity on the GFW ECFE Parent Advisory Board for the 2017-2018 school year.