Program Options

Preschool

GTKY (Getting to Know You) Our Getting to Know You program is a full day (8:00am to 3:15pm) class that meets four days a week (M, T, Th & F) during the school year. The class is FREE, located in the Early Childhood wing of East Central School and led by our teachers; Mrs. Casey Fornengo, Ms. Mindy Leger & Ms. Brianna Nelson, in collaboration with our ECSE teacher Melissa Johnsen. It is geared towards children who will turn 4 by September 1st. Transportation is provided to and from school. Breakfast, Lunch and an afternoon snack is also provided.

GTKY is our school readiness program, which offers a daily routine of age appropriate activities and opportunities in each of the Early Childhood domains, including social emotional, language & literacy, math, motor skills and more. Children are able to participate in physical education, music and media activities as well. We strongly encourage parents of children ages 4 up to Kindergarten enrollment to participate in the GTKY program in preparation for school readiness into Kindergarten.

Terrific 3's Our Terrific 3's class meets Wednesdays, from 8am to 10:30am, during the school year. The class is FREE, located in the Early Childhood wing and led by Mrs. Casey Fornengo and Ms. Brianna Nelson. Our ECSE teacher, Melissa Johnsen, and our Speech Therapist, Marki Nelson, also visit with the children during this time. It is geared towards children who will turn 3 by September 1st. Transportation to school is provided via bus, however, parent(s)/guardian(s) will need to pick children up from school at 10:30.

Terrific 3's is a great introduction to preschool for children, and will allow them to get their feet wet before entering into our school readiness program. The class offers a routine and schedule which provides a sense of consistency for children, as well as development of time and spatial awareness and social emotional development. Age appropriate activities and learning opportunities in each of the early childhood domains are taught. Children must be potty trained to attend this class.

Early Childhood Family Education

ECFE Morning Classes Our ECFE morning program meets most Wednesdays, from 11am to 12:30pm, during the school year. The class is FREE, located in the Early Childhood classroom and led by Mrs. Casey Fornengo, with parent Ed led by Ms. Mindy Leger. It is geared towards children ages birth to 5 years of age and their parents/guardians. Similar to the Monday evening class, this time offers opportunities for children to play and learn in a classroom setting with age appropriate materials, develop social emotional skills and explore the world around them. It also offers parents/guardians a time to relax, play and learn with their children. This class offers a half hour of parent Ed time, where the parents/guardians will separate from the children to discuss parenting topics, concerns they may have about development, parenting and other topics. Topics are decided upon by the parents. This is a great opportunity for families who may have children who struggle with separation anxiety.

ECFE Evening Classes Our ECFE evening program meets the first and last Monday of each month, from 6pm to 7pm, during the school year. The class is FREE, located in the Early Childhood classroom and led by Mrs. Casey Fornengo. It is geared towards children ages birth to 5 years of age and their parents/guardians. The program offers a laid back opportunity for children to explore a classroom setting and it's abundance of early learning materials. Children are able to learn how things work, enhance their social emotional skills, and learn how to play and interact with other children. It also offers a time for parents/guardians to form connections with other adults in our area. This is non-separation class, as there is no parent ed component.

If you would like to register your child for any of our preschool programs please fill out a registration form. The form can be filled out online and printed to be mailed or saved to your computer to be emailed.

Please email completed forms to:

mleger@eastcentral.k12.mn.us.

Or mail completed forms to:

East Central Schools
Attn: Mindy Leger
61085 State Hwy 23
Finlayson, MN 55735

Any Questions? please call 320.245.2289x6104 or email mleger@eastcentral.k12.mn.us

Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2019 West Corporation. All rights reserved.