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Early Childhood Family Education

Early Childhood Family Education

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Registration for ECFE classes is now open. Click on the image above to view course offerings. 

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 other family members to provide the best possible environment for their child's learning and growth.  This is an opportunity all parents and young children can benefit from!  Click here for more information on ECFE programming.

Registration for ECFE Winter/Spring 2018 Programming

We had a glitch with the mailing of our catalogues but you can view all courses online or pick up a catalogue at any of our sites. We apologize for any inconveninece. Registration for our Spring Semester is open and the lottery will now be run on January 17th to allow extra time for all families to view the catalogue. Registration will re-open on January 18th until all classes are full. Click here to view the course offerings

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.

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. 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.

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. 

Webster School is the ECFE site for Alphabet SoupOnline Parenting Classes

Our online parenting classes allow you to access research-based parenting information on a variety of topics at your convenience. Work on assignments to build your understanding and skills and participate in a parent educator facilitated live chat weekly with other parents via GoToMeeting. Online classes run 5-6 weeks but the materials can be accessed throughout the school year. Check the catalog above for current courses!

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


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, 2017. 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




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)