ECFE - Early Childhood Family Education 

Early Childhood Family Education
ECFE classroom story time circle.
What is ECFE?

We recognize that parents are a child's first and most significant teachers, ECFE offers a variety of classes and resources for parents and children from birth through kindergarten age. ECFE helps build healthy families and sets the stage for parent involvement and children’s success in Kindergarten to Grade 12 education.

What does a typical ECFE class include?

Most ECFE classes meet once a week and include:

Parent-Child Activity Time, where families explore a classroom filled with developmentally appropriate play and learning activities planned by a licensed early childhood teacher;

Parent Discussion Time, where parents meet with a licensed parent educator to share support, experiences and information about child development and parenting techniques;

Children’s Activity Time, where children learn with the licensed early childhood teacher and paraprofessional and practice social skills as they interact with each other.

What are the benefits of ECFE?

ECFE works to strengthen families and engage the ability of all parents to provide the best possible environment for the healthy development of their children. Parents participate in educational activities with their children, and support each other by sharing their successes and challenges.

Research on early brain development, parent-child relationships, child development and guidance techniques are presented as practical information for parents.

Early Childhood Fees:
  • $65 for 1 child / 1 class; $90 for multiple children / same family / same class.
    Payments will be accepted at class, the start week.
  • South Country Health Alliance members are eligible for free classes.
  • Scholarships are available. Fees may also be waived when appropriate. 
  • Payments can be made at class, the start week or mailed to Mid-State Education
Contact the Early Childhood Services Coordinator for specific information for your School District:

Beka Swisher

Contact: Beka Swisher
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15770 18th St. NE
Little Falls, MN 56345

Ph: (320) 631-2500
Fax: (320) 6323981

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