Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)

Early Childhood Family Education

Early Childhood Family Education

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)

ECFE is a program for all Minnesota families with children between the ages of birth to 48 months. ECFE's goal is to enhance the ability of all families to provide the best possible environment for their child's learning and growth. This is an opportunity all families can benefit from.

Please review the range of ECFE classes, programs and services below. See our frequently asked questions.

Get a sneak peek at the Winter/ Spring 2019 catalog!



Registration for ECFE Winter/Spring 2019 Programming coming soon! ECFE registration for winter/spring 2019 classes opens December 21, 2018 to January 8, 2019

Important dates:

  • Online and mail-in application due: December 21-January 8
  • Lottery runs: January 10, 2019
  • Classes run: January 28-June 8, 2019

Call 612.668.2126 if you need help with transportation.

See the sliding fee scale for classes.

Waiting For a Class? Try 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 Fall/ Winter Play and Learn opportunities. 

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.

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.