Community Education Corner: Esko offers parenting, early childhood classes

This weekly column in the Pine Journal features news from Community Education programs in Carlton County.

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Esko Early Childhood Family Education program is offering Circle of Security Parenting Series in January for free! Classes will be Tuesdays from 5:45-7:15 p.m. Jan. 7, 14, 21 and 28. Child care will be provided. Please email Shannon at if you need child care to attend the classes to ensure we have enough staff available.

Sarah Wells, MSW, LICSW, COS facilitator, will be leading the training. Circle of Security Parenting program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened. Secure attachments with caregivers become the foundation for which children then interact with others and feel confident in exploring the world around them. Visit .

Training is intended for parents and caregivers of children birth to age 10. Registration can be found at . Child care providers are welcome to attend.

Other classes coming up

  • All other ECFE classes begin in February. Check out our Baby Buzz class, which is offered once a month on Thursdays. Cost is $5 per session. Registration is required each month. Connect with other parents of babies to find the support you may be looking for in the adventure of parenting.
  • Also offered is Together Time intended for children age 3 to kindergarten to bring an adult to class and participate in some messy themed activities. First child is $5. Each additional child is $3. Take some time to bond with your child doing activities they love!

"Community Education Corner," published weekly in the Pine Journal, features news from Community Education programs in Carlton County.

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