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Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)
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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 Kindergarten. 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.

Download our ECFE handout in English, Hmong, Somali or Spanish.

Check out the Fall/ Winter 2021 catalog here!


The Semester 1 Fall/Winter 2021 ECFE Catalog is here! Registration is now open. Fall ECFE classes will begin on September 10th, 2021. We are planning for an in-person return, but will be following state and school district guidelines and will notify families of any changes. Looking forward to the fall semester! If you have any questions please email MPLS.ECFE@mpls.k12.mn.us, or call 612.668.2127.                                                                                                       Important dates:

  • Classes run: September 10-January 29

Call 612.668.2126 if you need help with transportation. 

Sign up  HERE!

Alphabet Soup

Registration is now open for 2021 classes in Alphabet Soup!

Sign up now for Alphabet Soup Classes: REGISTER HERE!

See the sliding fee scale here for classes.


Play and Learn Opportunities

Get the benefit of an ECFE class without the commitment! Check back soon to find information on our Play and Learn classes for Fall 2021!

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 612.668.2134 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 have an Early Childhood Education professional set up a time for you and your child to get support together. For more information, call 612.668.2134 or see the Home Visits web page.