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



 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 6:15 – 7:45 pm September 25th through December 11th
No Pre-Registration necessary. Fee is $2.00/child - $5.00/max per family per visit.




Learn Together:  Just for Babies
For babies birth -6 months and their parent. Join Brooklyn Center ECFE’s parent educator and children’s librarian in this non-separating class for parents and babies to explore and learn together. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement. Learn about your baby’s growth and development and discuss parenting concerns. Siblings welcome.
Meets Tuesday mornings at Brookdale Library  10:00 – 11:00 am October 17th through November 7th.

Registration required – online at or call 612-543-5669


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 29th through December 15th.
NO CLASS ON: October 20th and November 24th.
No Pre-Registration necessary.

Fee is $2.00/child - $5.00/max per family per visit.





What are YOU doing with YOUR baby this summer? This ECFE class is just for YOU and YOUR friends. We would like to invite YOU to create an ECFE class for YOU and YOUR friends and babies. If YOU can find 2 or more friends with babies, birth to walking, we will start a 4-week baby class just for YOU. This class will be a non-separating class where parents and babies will spend time together in a classroom set up especially for YOU. YOU and YOUR friends will be encouraged to pick out infant topics to discuss, choose if you would like to learn infant massage techniques, work on sign language, learn early literacy skills, read to YOUR babies.  Songs and finger plays can be a part of the class. Be creative and DIY!!!


Cost for this class is $8.00 for the 4-week session, per child. (No family will be denied participation due to inability to pay.)

Please give us a call at Brooklyn Center ECFE, Earle Brown Elementary School, and we will set up a class that will fit YOUR schedule. We will work with YOU on the time of day and day of the week that will work best for YOU and YOUR friends.  Amy will be happy to assist YOU. Our phone number is 763-561-4480 ext. 5001 or email us at to create a class or for more information about all of our programs.


Class will be held at Community Corner - 69th and Humboldt Avenue North.


Call Amy at 763-561-4480, x 5001 or email at 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 to schedule your visit and learn more about our early childhood programs for families and children.