To clarify some recent misinformation: Bemidji Schools WILL continue to offer our Early Childhood programs including ECFE, 3 year old drop off, and 4-5 year old preschool for the 2021/2022 school year!! A few of our programs may be located at Paul Bunyan Center and some of our preschool classes may be in some of the elementary schools. We promise to continue to share information as we work through the details over the next 2 months. Continue to check our FB page and the Bemidji Community Education website for registration information. Once again thank you so much for your patience and support during this crazy year!!
Bemidji's Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) program and School Readiness Preschool (SR) are for all families in the Bemidji School District who have preschool age children. We recognize that parents are a child's first and most important teachers -- and that sometimes parents need support and encouragement for this responsibility! ECFE/SR offers a variety of classes for you and your child: infants to pre-kindergarten.
Classes are offered for children who are 4 - 5 1/2 years old on September 1 of the current school year. Drop off your child for this School Readiness class.
For families with young children looking to add a little extra to their holidays!
Packet includes 19 games, art projects, scavenger hunts, songs and more.
Cost is $5, packets can be picked up at Paul Bunyan Preschool Center
& Community Education office.
Limited number of packets available
Call Sue 333-3119 to get your packet
Call Eileen 333-3284 ext. 1 to get your packet
If you need assistance with registration, please call Sue at 218-333-8329 or Eileen at 218-333-3284 x1.
Connect with other families from the comfort of your own home to discuss
the joys and challenges of parenting during this pandemic.
Group discussion, resources, support, and education from our parent educator will
increase your joy and confidence as a parent.
These are live virtual classes provided via Zoom. To join us, you will need access to a computer or
device with internet/WiFi access.
Check out the options!! New classes will begin in January 2021.
Parents and children attend together and interact with activities designed for fun and learning. Parents then separate for a facilitated parent group while the children continue playing, interacting, and developing skills with the early childhood teacher. At the end of class, parents and children reconnect for circle time with stories, songs, and fingerplays. Childcare for siblings is available during some classes.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many changes have been made to our classes. If you have questions, please call 218-333-8329.
New for 20/21: Register online or call 218-333-8329 to get on a waiting list for classes! Classes will begin in OCTOBER and you will receive a call with more detailed information if an opening becomes available.
Thank you for your patience!!
3 year Old School Readiness classes are canceled due
to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Classes are offered 2 days per week, 2 1/2 hours per day, for children who are at least 3 years old by September 1 of the current school year. Drop off your child for this School Readiness class. They will experience educational activities guided by an early childhood teacher while interacting with their peers. A $10 non-refundable processing fee is requested with all applications. Monthly fees are based on a sliding scale. Register online!! Please call 333-8329 with questions.