Spring Lake Park Schools Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) program believes parents are their children’s first and most important teachers. ECFE supports parents in providing the best possible learning environment for their child. Our classes and programs give parents and children a special time to play and learn together to foster development of the skills needed for successful lifelong learning. Our curriculum follows the standards outlined in the Minnesota Early Childhood Indicators of Progress and the Minnesota Parent Education Core Curriculum Framework. Licensed teachers develop hands-on learning activities for parents and children that promote positive relationships and development in sets the foundation for successful, life-long learning in the areas of:
- Social and Emotional Development
- Positive Approaches to Learning
- Language, Literacy and Communication
- Movement and Physical Development
Parents help to choose their discussion topics so that we can explore the individual interests and needs of the parents in the class. During the parent discussion time, licensed parent educators provide current, research-based information and parents have time to share experiences and support one another in their parenting journey.
Early learning = A foundation for success in kindergarten and beyond!