Early Childhood

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The first few years of a child's development are critical to their future success. Crosby-Ironton's Early Childhood programs help provide parents and caregivers with resources and programs to help support that development. Through the Little Rangers Family Center, we provide:

- Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)
- Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)
- Early Childhood Screening (required for preschool & kindergarten entrance)
- Preschool Education ("Little Miners" and "Little Rangers")

>> Little Rangers Family Center Calendar
>> Little Rangers Family Center Snack Schedule

 Our programs are offered free of charge or on a sliding fee scale, based on your income.  If you have questions about the Little Rangers Family Center and the programs that we offer, please contact:

Tammy Novak, Early Childhood

Little Rangers Family Center

Upcoming Events

Ranger Readiness Kindergarten Transition Class 
Dates: Thursday, Mar. 14 and Thursday, Mar. 21. 
Times: 5:00 - 6:30pm or 5:30-7:00pm
Location: Kindergarten rooms at CRES

For families with children attending kindergarten in the Fall of 2019.  Guardians attend with their child. Guardians and student attend both nights. Small meal will be served each night. Sibling Care provided for a small fee in the Family Center Rm F-4 at CRES. Donations accepted for the meal.  Register for class and sibling care by Fri. Mar. 8 so that preparations can be made in advance of your arrival.
>> download the form/flyer

Pre-K Enrollment Night 
Date: Tuesday, Apr. 9
Time: 5:00 - 7:00pm
Location: Family Center at CRES

Families can begin to register for 2019/20 preschool classes.
Week of the Young Child: Popcorn & Move Night!    
Date: Friday, Apr. 12
Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm
Location: CRES Cafeteria

Open to all families with children ages 15 months to prekindergarten entry (siblings welcome).  Watch for other upcoming events to celebrate this week with children and families at the Little Rangers Family Center.  

Touch a Truck Event 
Date: Sat. May 4 
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Location: CRES Parking Lot
Cost: Free!

Open to all families in Crosby-Ironton and the surrounding areas. Food will be available for a small fee. Silent Hour will be held from 10-11am for those children and families that are noise sensitive.  

Little Rangers Family Center Ice Cream Social  
Come celebrate the conclusion of another great year in preschool! All families with children who are currently enrolled in classes at the Little Rangers Family Center are welcome to attend - younger siblings are also welcome! Each Ice Cream Social will be held during the last 45 minutes of your child’s last day of preschool. Please RSVP to your child’s teacher by Fri. May 24.