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READY! For Kindergarten 2020-2021

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) / Parent Education -
ECFE 2020/2021 - Revised

Ready! for Kindergarten is a nationally recognized program shown to give parents and caregivers the skills and tools to help their children enter kindergarten at or above grade level. Designed for families with children ages 3 to 5.5 years. This online class will include training on the reading, writing, and social-emotional skills that children need to thrive in school. The online training is for parents and guardians to learn how to utilize the learning tools with your children.

After registering, an Eden Prairie parent educator will be in contact within one week to get you the resources and the links you need for the on-line course. Then, after you complete the online training you will pick up a collection of high-quality toys (learning tools) to further your child's progress towards school readiness.

Please note: There is a Fall, Winter and Spring session with new content and new learning tools, so register for all three sessions! Fall content will be available October – November. Winter content will be available January-February. Spring content will be available March-April.


Stephanie Hendrickson

Stephanie is a licensed Parent Educator with a Masters in Education. She started working for Eden Prairie Schools in 2003 and teaches ECFE classes, provides parent education for preschool parents, and is a district parent liaison. Stephanie lives in St. Louis Park, has 2 adult children and enjoys running, biking, reading, and local live music.

Kathy L Matthews

Kathy is passionate about helping parents grow in their skills and confidence when it comes to parenting. She loves connecting with children whether they are 3 months old or 5 years old - their sweet smiling faces warm her heart! She loves working in ECFE because it brings families together to connect and build their community of friends that can last a lifetime. Kathy is a Licensed Parent Educator and holds an MBA from St. Thomas and a Master in Education from the University of MN. She looks forward to meeting you!