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 Community Corner -
    69th and Humboldt Avenue North

    Tiempo Juntos

    Para familias que hablan Español

    Los Padres de familia tendrán la oportunidad de explorar el salon de clases con su niño/a, participar de cuentos, música, actividades y tener acceso a recursos de como cuidar y enseñar a sus hijos con maneras apropiadas a la edad. Puede traer comida ligera para almorzar en la clase. Para esta actividad no necesita registrarse. Costo $ 2.00 por niño- $5.00 por familia. Lunes l 10 de septiembre – 17 de diciembre l 12:00-1:30 

    Marvelous Monday Nights

    End your day on a great note with a variety of activities for you and your child to enjoy together.
    Birth to 5-year-olds (not yet in Kindergarten) and Parents
    This is a separating class.
    Meets Monday evenings 6:00 – 7:30 pm  

    NO CLASS ON: January 21st, February 18th, March 25th and May 27th.
    No Pre-Registration necessary. Fee is $2.00/child - $5.00/max per family per visit.
    PLEASE BRING EXACT CHANGE IF POSSIBLE.

    Stay and Play

    Get the weekend off to a great start with Friday Stay and Play!
    You will have time to explore the classroom with your child, participate in music and story activities and take part in a parent discussion time led by a licensed parent facilitator.
    There is no pre-registration necessary for STAY AND PLAY… just come as often as you’d like. Birth to 5-year-olds (not yet in Kindergarten) and Parents. This is a separating class.

    Fridays  9:30 - 11:15 am September through May.
    NO CLASS ON: October 19th, 26th, November 23rd, December 21st and 28th, March 29th.
    No Pre-Registration necessary.
    Fee is $2.00/child - $5.00/max per family per visit.
    PLEASE BRING EXACT CHANGE IF POSSIBLE.

    Click here for the 2018-2019 ECFE Calendar

    FREE Story Time & Breakfast
    For babies birth to 24 months and their families. Play with your baby, meet families, and enjoy stories and songs. Support your child’s brain development and social/emotional growth. Receive information about community resources, pick up a free board book, and meet local Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) staff and children's librarian. 

    Collaborators: Helping Us Grow (HUG), Robbinsdale Area Schools ECFE, Brooklyn Center Schools ECFE. 

    Hennepin County Brookdale Library   6125 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center, MN  55430

    To register online click here, or call the Robbinsdale ECFE office at (763) 504-4170.

    Please include the date you are interested in attending, the names of those attending (siblings welcome), address, telephone number, and participating children’s age(s).

    Call Amy at 763-561-4480, x 5001 or email at ecfe@bccs286.org for further information.
    See our Facebook page at Brooklyn Center ECFE

     Para información en Español 763-561-4480, x5002

     One‑to‑One Home Visits
    for infants, toddlers and preschoolers

     When you are pregnant or you have a new baby or toddler, you often have questions. We can help! Call us to schedule your FREE “Helping Us Grow” (HUG) one‑to‑one visit, which includes parent tips from our education experts, information about community resources, connections to other parents, answers to your parenting questions and a FREE gift. Call 763‑561‑4480, ext. 5001 or email ecfe@bccs286.org to schedule your visit and learn more about our early childhood programs for families and children.