Our goal is to serve as many families, especially new families as much as possible. In order for new families to have the opportunity to enroll in our courses we ask that you please only enroll for 1 class at this time. If you are enrolling more than 1 child you will need to do multiple enrollments per child. All of our ECFE registrations are individual per child. In this two-hour class, parents separate after the first hour for a discussion about the book: All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood by Jennifer Senior. In All Joy and No Fun, award-winning journalist Jennifer Senior analyzes the many ways children reshape their parents' lives, whether it's their marriages, their jobs, their habits, their hobbies, their friendships, or their internal senses of self. Thousands of books have examined the effects of parents on their children. But almost none have thought to ask: What are the effects of children on their parents? This class begins with parent/child group time, then a book discussion as parents and children separate into different rooms. Parent discussion is focused on the book All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood by Jennifer Senior. Children will explore sensory, role playing, literacy, social experiences and positive approaches to learning with a licensed ECFE teacher during separation. Please help us learn about your child and family. We ask that you provide as much detailed information as possible so that we can most effectively meet your child's needs. Additionally, as part of Fridley Public Schools some of the information we are requesting is personally identifying data about your family that is similar to the data collected from students enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade. All data provided is protected by state and federal education data privacy laws. Only aggregated information will be published that DOES NOT identify individual children, neither you or your child will be identified in any published report. The information from this data will help the Minnesota Department of Education show how investments in young children pays out in the future as a way to increase reading and math scores, as well as, leading to lifelong success.