Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)


General Information 
 Fax: 651-403-8310

Registration Information
 651-403-8353 or

Laurie Hume
Early Learning Assistant Director

Aleshia Leivermann
Early Learning Program Manager

David Owens
Tech Pro

Welcome to School District 197 ECFE

Check out the brochure (page 7) below to see the fun ECFE classes offered this winter and spring. Register at tridistrict.ce.eleyo.com ~ New classes start the week of January 22 and registration is open until a class fills. Join any time! 

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) is a program that offers parents/guardians and their children from birth to pre-kindergarten opportunities to grow and learn together in a supportive and stimulating environment.

A variety of age-specific classes are offered in the mornings, afternoons, and evenings. Most sessions last 1 to 2 hours. A typical session begins with time for parents and children to enjoy classroom learning activities together. Parents are then provided with a separate time to share experiences and ideas with other parents, facilitated by a licensed parent educator, while children play and learn under the supervision of a licensed early childhood teacher and an assistant.

ECFE is a unique Minnesota program offered in school districts statewide and has been in existence for four decades! Participant feedback and current research show that ECFE is a major resource for families with young children. It sets the stage for parent involvement and children’s success in K-12 education. ECFE creates more caring communities as it brings families from all backgrounds together around their common goals as parents. ECFE has a sliding fee scale so that all families have the opportunity to participate.

Flip through ECFE's Way to Grow brochure to find a class for you and your little one! Registration for classes remains open until classes are filled. Sliding Fee Scale information is found on page 13.