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Early Childhood Family Education

Early Childhood Family Education

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Registration for Fall ECFE classes will open July 5th.  


Welcome to Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) is a program for all Minnesota families with children between the ages of birth to kindergarten entrance.  ECFE's goal is to enhance the ability of all parents and caregivers to provide the best possible environment for their child's learning and growth.  This is an opportunity all families can benefit from!  

Registration for ECFE Fall 2018 Programming

Registration for Fall classes will open July 5th and run through the 23rd. The lottery will be run on July 25th and classes will begin August 29th. Watch here for information! 

Alphabet Soup

Alphabet Soup is a preschool for three-year-olds. It is a collaborative program of Early Childhood Family Education and Early Childhood Special Education that is taught by licensed teachers who use a curriculum based on State Standards. Children must be three by September 1, 2018. Tuition is based on the ECFE sliding fee scale. Located at Webster School, 425 5th Street NE, Mpls., MN. 55413. To Register for Alphabet Soup click here

NEW | Parent Networks

Invite 8-12 of your friends to your home for a two-hour personalized parent education session. Together with an Early Childhood professional, you will choose a date, time and topic for your group. The educator will arrive at your home with materials and facilitate a discussion. The fee is $10 per participant. Call 612.668.2144 to schedule a consultation.

NEW | Personal Phone Consultation

Have a question about parenting? Wonder what normal development looks like? Need a new strategy for handling difficult behavior?  We offer 30-minute phone consultations with an Early Childhood professional. Call 612.668.2144 to schedule your consultation.

Drop in Play and Learn!

Come enjoy our Early Childhood classrooms without the commitment of an ongoing class! We are opening up some of our rooms for drop-in play with a Parent Educator on hand to answer any questions about parenting or child development. $5 suggested donation per visit. Click here for schedule and age restrictions.

Home Visits

Do you have questions about parenting, your child’s development or how to help your child be ready for kindergarten? We will send an Early Childhood professional to answer questions and share activities for you and your child to do together. For more information, call 612.668.2134.

Online Parenting Topics

Our online parenting information allows you to access research-based parenting information on a variety of topics at your convenience. Read the resources we've gathered for you to build your understanding and skills regarding setting limits, toilet learning, empathy, brain development and more. For one flat fee, you can access the materials for the entire school year. Check the catalog above for current courses! To Register for Online Parenting Topics click here

Helpful ECFE Information
Friday, June 09, 2017 1:00 PM

Click here to see the ECFE Sliding Fee
Click here for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)