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  • Group Parent Education

    Invite 6 - 12 of your friends to your home for an hour-long personalized parent education session. Together with early childhood professional, you will choose a date, time and topic for your group. Staff will bring materials and facilitate a discussion. Fee is $75 per session. For more information, email Kathy_Matthews@edenpr.org.
  • Parent Resources

    Do you have questions about tantrums, sibling relationships, bedtime routines, healthy eating, or developmental milestones? Schedule a confidential one-on-one consultation with an experienced parent educator who will connect with you by phone, email, at home, or at one of our locations. This consultation is free to all Eden Prairie families with children ages birth through 5 years old. Parents of a K-12 child may also request a consultation for a $35 per hour fee. Email Kathy_Matthews@edenpr.org to learn more and to schedule your appointment!
  • Parent Topic - Emotion Coaching

    This five week online class will focus on parent's role in supporting their child's emotional growth and intelligence. Using research from Gottman Institute, "Emotion Coaching: the Heart of Parenting." We will discuss and explore the five-step method that builds emotional intelligence and creates positive, long-lasting effects for children from toddlers to teens. This is a five week virtual discussion class - links will be sent via email upon registration.
  • READY! For Kindergarten (Ages 3-4)

    READY! for Kindergarten is a nationally recognized program that has been shown to give parents and caregivers the skills and tools to help children enter kindergarten at or above grade level. This class will include training for parents on reading, writing, math and social-emotional skills that children need to thrive in school and is taught by a licensed early childhood parent educator. Every family that attends a READY! for Kindergarten session receives a high-quality collection of learning tools to further their child's progress towards school readiness. Additionally, there is a fall, winter, and spring session and each session offers new content and new toys, so register for all three sessions! The session is for the parent/caregiver ONLY. Please register yourself for the class and include any additional adults that will be attending with you. Childcare is available while parents are in the training session. Advance registration is required. Please note: READY! for Kindergarten is funded through a grant from The Foundation For Eden Prairie Schools (FEPS) and is only offered at no cost to Eden Prairie residents who meet the income requirement. This is a professional development opportunity for educators and caregivers to earn CEU credits, as well as for parents.
  • READY! For Kindergarten (Ages 4-5)

    READY! for Kindergarten is a nationally recognized program that has been shown to give parents and caregivers the skills and tools to help children enter kindergarten at or above grade level. This class will include training for parents on reading, writing, math and social-emotional skills that children need to thrive in school and is taught by a licensed early childhood parent educator. Every family that attends a READY! for Kindergarten session receives a high-quality collection of learning tools to further their child's progress towards school readiness. Additionally, there is a fall, winter, and spring session and each session offers new content and new toys, so register for all three sessions! The session is for the parent/caregiver ONLY. Please register yourself for the class and include any additional adults that will be attending with you. Childcare is available while parents are in the training session. Advance registration is required. Please note: READY! for Kindergarten is funded through a grant from The Foundation For Eden Prairie Schools (FEPS) and is only offered at no cost to Eden Prairie residents who meet the income requirement. This is a professional development opportunity for educators and caregivers to earn CEU credits, as well as for parents.
  • READY! For Kindergarten 2020-2021

    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.
  • Staring Lake Outdoor Center, Field-Trip-in-a-Bag

    Explore nature with fun activities provided by the Outdoor Center field trip-in-a-bag kit. Activities include nature scavenger hunts and homemade binoculars, pinecone bird feeder, seeds/dirt for planting a flower. More information will be shared with participant via email upon registration.