Early Childhood Family Education

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) is a parenting education program for all Minnesota families with children between the ages of birth to kindergarten entrance. ECFE is based on the idea that parents provide their child's first and most significant learning environment and parents are children's first and most enduring teachers. ECFE works to support you as a parent/caregiver and to strengthen and empower families. The goal is to enhance the ability of all parents and other family members to provide the best possible environments for their child's learning and development.

How is ECFE Offered?

Learning opportunities through ECFE may occur in a variety of settings, such as the families’ homes, district or community sites, local parks, and online parenting education and support. Programming and education services often include parents/caregivers and children, but it may just include parents/caregivers. ECFE is provided by teachers who are licensed in early childhood and/or parenting education by the state of Minnesota. 

Questions? Contact Karn Schwartzhoff, Early Childhood Coordinator and Parent Educator