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

    Saturday Oct. 26, Nov. 5, Nov. 12, Nov. 19 

    Time: 10:00 - 11:30 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 September 19, 2022

    Babies and Toddlers -

    Mondays,  September 19 - November 14, 2022 

    Time:6:00-7:30 pm

    This is an amazing time in your child's development! 

    Time flies by so fast and before you know it, your baby is on his/her way to school. Before these moments come flying by, let us walk alongside you to create these lasting memories in our child-friendly environment where your little one will explore, discover and learn alongside other friends.

    Our birth to two classes are designed with learning activities, movement, and play. You will discover new tools to support your child's developing mind along with other parents. 

    *This class is a non-separating class which means we all stay together in one space*
    *Sibling care is not available during these classes


    Click Here to Register!

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



    Ready, Set, Explore! - (3-5 Yrs Old)

    Wednesdays- September 21- November 16, 2022

    Time: 6:00-7:30 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!