Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)
Where you and your child learn and grow together!
Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) is for all families with children between the ages of birth and kindergarten. The program recognizes that families provide children’s first and most important learning environments and parents are children’s first and most significant teachers.
ECFE strengthens families through the education and support of all parents to provide the best possible environment for the healthy growth and development of their children. The programs bring parents together to share the joys and challenges of parenthood and develop confidence in their own abilities.
Everything you need to know about ECFE can be found on this page. Scroll down to learn more or click on a topic below to jump to a particular section.
ECFE in Spring Lake Park Schools
REGISTRATION OPENS ON 8/2/2022
Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) classes provide families a time to learn and play together from birth to kindergarten.
A variety of classes are offered throughout the whole school year starting the week of September 12 and going through the middle of May.
Offerings include: Year-long classes, short-term sessions and even drop-ins. Costs are under the ECFE registration section. Make sure to check out the 2022-2023 ECFE brochure to see all of our offerings.
Classes are held at:
- District Service Center: 1415 81st Ave NE, Spring Lake Park, Door #12
- Centerview Elementary: 10365 Davenport St NE, Blaine, Door #2
Registrations will be accepted throughout sessions until the classes are full.
- Registration Details
- Sliding Fee Cost Information
- Flat Fee Cost Information
- Preschoolers and Parents Cost
- Sibling Care Cost
- Class Refund/Cancellation Policy
Sliding Fee Cost Information
Flat Fee Cost Information
Preschoolers and Parents Cost
Sibling Care Cost
Class Refund/Cancellation Policy
Childcare Provider Partnership Program
- What does the Childcare Provider Partnership Program entail?
- What can providers expect during a visit?
- What is the cost?
- What are the benefits?
- How do I enroll?
What does the Childcare Provider Partnership Program entail?
What can providers expect during a visit?
What is the cost?
What are the benefits?
How do I enroll?
Frequently Asked Questions
Our Early Childhood team is here to answer any of your questions. Contact us at 763-600-5900 or email@example.com
2022-2023 ECFE Brochure
The ECFE class experience is as easy as 1, 2, 3.......!
1. Together Time
Families are free to explore the classroom filled with learning activities and enjoy art, free play, songs, and stories together.
2. Parent’s Time
Adults join together with a licensed family educator to share ideas and concerns, discuss the challenges of being a parent and feel encouraged by the support of other parents.
3. Children’s Time
Children remain with at least two staff to learn, play and have snack together while the parents are in discussion.
Early Childhood Advisory Council
Parent input is essential to the success of our programs and the Early Childhood Advisory Council is a highly-valued resource. This group of interested Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) and Preschool parents helps to plan and coordinate special events. They also help set the direction of the program and advocate for early childhood. Joining the Advisory Council is a wonderful opportunity to enhance and support early learning in Spring Lake Park Schools. Contact our office if you are interested, 763-600-5900.
I don't know where my family would be without ECFE. We love it!