Community education has something for everyoneMost of District 192’s Community Education registration and classes are conducted at the Community Education Center, which is located within the Meadowview Elementary School building.
Farmington Community Education
6100 W. 195th Street
Director - Heidi Cunningham
Most of District 192’s Community Education registration and classes are conducted at the Community Education Center, which is located within the Meadowview Elementary School building.
Heidi Cunningham is the director of community education.
The Farmington School District 192 Community Education program offers educational opportunities for the entire Farmington population.
Classes are scheduled throughout the year, with a break in August. A new program booklet, listing all the upcoming season’s classes, is mailed to the homes of all District 192 residents.
Many of the programs offered are for children. Kids can begin classes as soon as they are born through the Early Childhood Family Education program.
Early Childhood Family Development
ECFE is designed for children and families, to help parents in raising healthy children.
Participants are families of all income levels and ethnic backgrounds. A three-step program is in place to assist parents in teaching children early learning skills.
The Wee Tigers preschool program serves children, age 3-5. The program is licensed by the State of Minnesota and is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The course helps children develop positive feelings about themselves, expand experiences through social relationships, physical development and problem solving. Kids in Wee Tigers also learn to listen and follow directions, interact with peers and teachers and speak to a group.
School Readiness is a publis school program open to Minnesota children ages 3 1/2 to 4 and their families. Children are typically identified to participate through early childhood screening.
It is a priority of School Readiness to involve parents in their child’s education.The program’s goal is to help preschoolers enter school with the skills and behaviors they need to succeed.
Adult enrichment classes are also offered through community education. In these courses, adults can take computer classes, financial management classes, or fitness classes. Courses range from fitness yoga to black and white photo tinting, juggling to tax planning.
Adult Basic Education
Adult Basic Education serves the communities of Farmington, Northfield and Randolph, and helps adults complete their educational goals through a varied course offering. ABE courses include General Equivalency Diploma (GED) test preparation, basic skills development, English as a Second Language, one-to-one tutoring and help with citizenship process.
Farmington Middle School West is home to the school district’s indoor swimming pool. There, aquatics courses are taught through community education.
Courses are offered for all ages, from newborn through senior citizen, depending on what an individual’s needs. Parents who would like to register their children for swimming lessons may do so, and water aerobics offer a non-weight-bearing alternative to fitness. Family fun swims are held weekly, as well.
A new community education office opened in the spring of 2003 and is attached to Meadowview Elementary School, on 195th Street in Farmington. Many of the classes offered by Community Education will be taught from that site, as well as others around Independent School District 192.