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Early Childhood Family Education (0-5)

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) is a parenting education program for ages birth to 5 designed to enhance the ability of all caregivers to provide supportive environments for their child’s learning and development.


90% of parents rate the quality of ECFE programs as excellent or good.

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ECFE program information

Registration Dates & Information

There are one-time class offerings as well as classes that take place throughout the school year, with separating and non-separating options. Click the register button below to see the current offerings. Registration for ECFE classes will open April 9, 2024. 

Register for ECFE classes 


Payments are due in full at the time of registration. We accept Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover or ACH Electronic Transfer for online registrations. Canceled classes will not be refunded due to weather or staff professional development days. There are no refunds for family vacations or days missed due to family illness or extended leave of absence.

Class refunds will be issued at 100% if registration is canceled before August 1, 2024. 85% will be refunded if canceled before September 1, 2024. 50% will be refunded if canceled September 1 - January 12, 2025. Cancellations after January 12, 2025, will be pro-rated. A $10 processing fee will be charged per refund.

Participant fees for most classes are on a sliding fee scale, which can be found during the registration process. No Minnesota family is excluded for inability to pay.