Jenny Thompson

Hello!  Welcome to Hastings Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) and Community Preschool!

I am thrilled to be the Parent Educator for the Hastings School District! I attended ECFE for nearly 5 years when my daughter was little (she’s now 22) and it had a profound impact on me. I learned so much and developed strong friendships, and I am hoping the same for the families who are a part of Hastings ECFE.

My background is in early childhood and parent education at Twin Cities area Montessori schools, where I worked for 18 years. I have a Montessori diploma for teaching 3 to 6 year olds, and also taught at the lower elementary and adolescent levels. For the last 7.5 years I have been doing parent education, outreach and communications. I have a B.A. in English, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing, an M.A. in Montessori Education, and a soon-to-be-completed Parent & Family Education teaching license. Anti-bias, anti-racist early childhood education is one of my passions.

I live in St. Paul with my husband, Bob. I enjoy running, biking, cross-country skiing, camping, doing triathlons with friends, and spending time at a family cabin in Wisconsin. I grew up in Caledonia, a small town in southeastern Minnesota.

ECFE offers a variety of in-person, online, and outdoor learning opportunities for children from birth to age five and their caregivers. Our baby classes are free and other classes are available on a sliding fee basis. I also do virtual newborn visits with new parentsif you or someone you know has a new baby, please reach out for a one-to-one visit with me via Zoom.

I look forward to meeting you and getting to know you and your family!  I am available to discuss questions or concerns regarding child development and to provide resources for parenting. Please contact me by email or phone. I hope to connect with you soon!

Jenny Thompson, Parent & Family Educator
jthompson@isd200.org 651-480-7377

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