About ECFE

  • ECFE is an early childhood and parent education program for children ages birth to five
    and their families. We believe that parents are a child’s first and most important teacher, and
    offer many ways for you to learn together. We do this by providing the following services:

    • Classes and Drop-in Playtimes
    • One-to-one visits: information about children and parenting can be brought to your home
    • Early Childhood Screening
    • School Readiness Preschool

    An ECFE separating class begins with parents and children playing and exploring in the
    Early Childhood classroom together with activities planned by a licensed Early Childhood teacher.

     The children continue to explore the room as the parents move into the Parent Education room.
    During this time parents ask questions, share parenting issues and discuss a variety of topics with other parents led by a licensed Parent Educator.

     No family will be denied participation due to inability to pay.                                                    

     Non‑separating classes: During our non‑separating classes parents and children remain together in the room the entire time enjoying learning activities and parent information.

    All Classes Held at Brooklyn Center Elementary
    1500 59th Avenue N, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430- Door 18


    *New Class*

    Multi-Age Family Drop-In and Play at Brookdale Library

    Saturdays: Mar. 18, Mar. 25, Apr. 15, Apr. 29, May 6, May 20

    Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am

    Cost: Free

    Age Requirement: Birth to Kindergarten with adult

    Location: Brookdale Library 6125 Shingle Creek Pkwy, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

    What is Family Drop-In and Play?

    Our family drop-in and playtime is a time for parents and children to explore, read stories together, engage in active play, songs and rhymes, and lots of fun! Playtime will enhance small and large motor skills, self-esteem, and social skills, plus there are new friends for everyone.


    ECFE Classes Beginning March 15, 2023

    Unable to register? Simply join us on site during class and we would be happy to help!


    Ready, Set, Explore! - (Birth - 5 Yrs Old)

    Mondays- March 13 - May 22, 2022

    Time: 6:00-7:15 pm

    During these ages,  social emotional development is key to children’s development. Join us and watch your child explore every learning opportunity with curiosity, exploration and socialization.  Children will practice social skills such as listening to the teacher, turn taking and following in line while exploring a fun and loving classroom environment. Enjoy parent/child time which includes songs, activities and games that you and your child  will love. Relax and enjoy the parent discussion time while building a network of friends for you and your family. 

    *Separation happens in the 2nd week of class.


    Click Here to Register! 

    Unable to register? Simply join us on site during class and we would be happy to help!



    Multi-Age Family Drop-In and Play at Brookdale Library