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What is ECFE?

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) recognizes that parents are their child’s first and most important teachers. ECFE offers parents hands-on learning experiences that will nourish a lifetime of teachable moments.

All ECFE classes are taught by licensed early childhood teachers and parent educators to provide the quality education parents are looking for.

Together, parents and children, newborn to kindergarten age, participate in activities and experiences that foster children’s social, emotional, cognitive, physical, and language skills.

ECFE teachers use the Parent Education Core Curriculum Framework and Early Childhood Indicators of Progress: Minnesota’s Early Learning Standards provided through the Minnesota Department of Education.

A typical ECFE class includes:

Parent-Child Interaction.

Time where parent and child together enjoy a classroom filled with developmentally appropriate learning activities.

Parent Education.

Provides relevant, effective education and support that encourages a healthy environment for the growth and development of families.

Children’s Activity Time.

During parent education time, children explore, gain independence, and practice social skills while under the supervision of a licensed children’s teacher.

ECFE Programs in Morrison County: Click Here

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