Class Registration v3.0 - Bemidji ISD 31

ECFE/School Readiness

Bemidji's Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) program and School Readiness (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.

Register for 2018.19 Classes!

ECFE/School Readiness Classes 2018-19
Classes are determined by your child’s age on September 1, 2018.
WE HAVE 3 SITES --- Classes are held at the Beltrami County Community Services Center (CSC), 616 America Ave NW, unless otherwise noted.
Questions?  Call Sue at 333-8329.
A fee of $5 (ECFE) or $10 (SR) will be required when you register.
Infants under 1 year old (with parent)
Classes start the first Monday in October.
Monday 1:00 – 2:00
Monday 6:00 – 7:00
One Year Old ECFE (with parent)
Tuesday 10:15 – 11:30
Wednesday 8:30 – 9:45 (sibling care is available)
Wednesday 6:00 – 7:15 (sibling care is available)
Two Year Old ECFE (with parent)
Tuesday 8:30 - 10:00
Mixed Age 2 & 3 Year Old ECFE (with parent)
Monday 8:30 – 10:00 (sibling care is available)
Mixed Ages 2-5 (with parent)
Monday 10:15 – 12:00
Monday 4:15 - 5:45 at Paul Bunyan Elementary
Monday 6:00 - 7:15 at Paul Bunyan Elementary
Wednesday 10:00 – 11:45
Wednesday 4:15 – 5:45 (sibling care is available)
3 Year Old School Readiness (drop off) – all at the CSC
Tuesday & Thursday 8:15 – 10:45 OR 11:45 – 2:15
Monday & Wednesday 8:15 – 10:45 OR 11:45 – 2:15
Wednesday & Friday 12:30 – 3:00
4 & 5 Year Old School Readiness (drop off)
3 sites:  CSC, Jack & Jill, Paul Bunyan Elementary
You may drop off your child as early as 7:30 ONLY at the CSC and Jack & Jill sites. 
After school care will be available at all sites (until 5:15) for a cost of $7 per day.
Monday, Wednesday & alternating Fridays (class times vary slightly)
Tuesday, Thursday & alternating Fridays (class times vary slightly)

You may register online; or in person at the Community Education office (1420 Beltrami Avenue) or  the ECFE office (CSC - 616 America Avenue, Suite 110).

Use your current Community Education sign in and password to register online.
If the class is full you will see (waiting list) after the class title.

Monthly tuition is calculated according to our sliding fee scale as shown below.  Tuition fees vary for ECFE & SR classes - you can view the annual fees (divide by 9 for monthly fee) in the Class Cost column in the catalog listings.
When you register, the Cost shown is the total for the entire school year and will be billed in 9 monthly installments beginning in September. 

2018.19 Sliding Fee Information

Household Size Gross Yearly Income for Free Gross Yearly Income for Half Price Gross Yearly Income for Full Price
2 0- 21,112 21,113- 30,044 30,045 or higher
3 0 - 26,546 26,547 - 37,777 37,778 or higher
4 0 - 31,980 31,981 – 45,510 45,511 or higher
5 0 – 37,414 37,415- 53,243 53,244 or higher
6 0 - 42,848 42,849 - 60,976 60,977 or higher
7 0 – 48,282 48,283 – 68,709 68,710 or higher
8 0 – 53,716 53,717 – 76,442 76,443 or higher

If you are unable to pay the quoted fee shown in the class description, please contact Sandy Eberhart, Community Education Director, before your first payment is due, at to make arrangements for an alternate fee.  No one is turned away for inability to pay.

If you have questions or difficulties with registration, please contact Sue at 218-333-8329 or Eileen at 218-333-3284 x35301.


3 Year Old School Readiness

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.

4 & 5 Year Old School Readiness

Classes are offered 2 - 3 days per week 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. Activities are designed to prepare children for their move to kindergarten. ONLY Community Services Center and Jack & Jill sites offer early drop off at 7:30 am.   After school programming is available from 2:30 - 5:15 for an additional $7 per day at all sites. When school begins, additional paperwork will be required to register for the after school programming. A $10 non-refundable processing fee is requested with all registrations. Monthly fees are based on a sliding scale. Register online! Please call 333-8329 with any questions.

Infants ECFE

As soon as you have your baby, please feel free to join this class! We offer a chance to connect with other new parents and answer questions you have about your new role as parent!  We will discuss parenting issues, learn about child's development and talk about what you can do at home to encourage and appreciate your wonderful child.

Mixed Age Classes - ECFE

Parents and children attend together and interact with activiities 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.

One Year Old ECFE

Your toddler is busy exploring the world. Learn about your child's growth and development, experience a variety of hands-on activities with your child, and enjoy a facilitated discussion with a licensed parent educator.

Childcare for siblings is available during some of the one year old classes.

School Readiness Plus

Bemidji Area Schools received a grant for a 4-year-old preschool classroom at Paul Bunyan Elementary for qualifying families.  An Application for Educational Benefits (lunch form) will need to be completed to determine eligibility. 

Two Year Old ECFE

Two year olds are growing at a high speed! They want to know how everything works and how it affects them. Your child will have time for activities with you and additional fun while you're out of the room for your facilitated parent group. There is NO childcare available for siblings.