Parenting in a Pandemic
Hear Erin Walsh, M.A., a dynamic, knowledgeable speaker who has addressed topics related to raising resilient young people in the digital age. Erin cuts through conflicting information about kids and technology and believes in mind positive parenting. Her signature down-to-earth approach and sense of humor helps families engage in complicated topics and leave feeling capable and motivated.

Retool your career!
Now is a good time to assess your career and get the skills needed to reach your goals with Community Ed’s
UGotClass, three-month online certification programs. You may also take individual monthly courses to brush up your skills in a particular area. Instructors are experts in their fields, and most teach at higher institutions throughout the nation. Most class projects can be tailored to your preference to work on real-world, relevant assignments. Upon registration, receive easy-to-follow instructions to get into your virtual classroom. Participate any time of day or evening with online reading, listen and see presentations, and complete self-quizzes. Engage in online written discussion with the instructors and other participants.
Swim Lessons
Every child deserves a chance to learn to love the water. Learning to swim with American Red Cross swim lessons offered through District 196 Community Education is the place to start. Register now, pay later. When you register for aquatic programs, you will not be charged upon completion of your registration. Instead, the system will collect your payment information and charge you one day before the class begins (just in case a cancellation would be necessary). Lessons begin the week of January 23 Hurry! Spots will fill quickly!
Parenting in a pandemic is hard. Let us help you make it a bit easier. We are offering our classes live online until District 196 announces we are back in-person or as a hybrid model. Our virtual ECFE experience is much more than a class on the computer … skilled early childhood teachers and parenting educators bring the classroom to you in an out-of-the-box way! Our online environment and hands-on activities for you to do at home help create the feel of an in-person ECFE class, without leaving home. Come as you are for relaxed conversation with other parents and social interaction with your child. Classes begin this week and run through mid-March, with many convenient days and times (day and evening). Class fees are based on your family annual income and determined by a sliding fee scale. District 196 residents are encouraged to attend regardless of their ability to pay. Register now or call 952-388-1953 for more information.
Enroll now in winter enrichment and aquatics classes! Browse our interactive catalog, click the class to find out more and register to ensure your spot in a class that sure to engage, inspire and enrich you and your family! Register today!