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.                                                    

      

All Classes Held at Community Corner -

69th and Humboldt Avenue North

 

 

 

Marvelous Monday Nights (Separating)

End your day on a great note with a variety of activities for you and your child to enjoy together.

Parents will participate in a parent discussion time led by a licensed parent facilitator.

Monday evenings 6:15‑7:45 Feb 6 ‑ May 8 No Class on Feb 20 and Mar 27

Held at The Community Corner ‑ 1500 69th Avenue N, Brooklyn Center

No Pre‑Registration necessary

Fee is $2.00/child ‑ $5.00/max per family visit

Please bring exact change if possible

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Stay and Play (Separating)

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.

Fridays 9:30‑11:15am Feb 17‑May 12 No Class on Mar 31 and Apr 28

Held at The Community Corner ‑ 1500 69th Avenue N, Brooklyn Center

No Pre-‑Registration necessary

Fee is $2.00/child ‑ $5.00/max per family visit

Please bring exact change if possible

 

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.

 

Learn Together: Just for Babies (Non‑separating)

 

For babies birth ‑ 6 months. Join Brooklyn

Center ECFE's Parent Educator and Brookdale

Library’s Children's Librarian for a class

designed just for you and your baby. This is

class designed 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.

Tuesdays 9:30‑10:45 a.m. Apr 11‑ May 2

Held at the Brookdale Library ‑ 6125 Shingle Creek

Pkwy, Brooklyn Center

Register online at www.hclib.org or call 612‑543‑5600.

This class is FREE!

 

January Open Play (Non‑separating)

Get out of the cold and come have some fun

with your child during January Open Play.

We will have the Early Childhood Room

setup with activities for you and your child

to enjoy together and will end each session

with a story and song time.

Fridays 9:30‑11:00am Jan 13, 20, 27 and Feb 3

Held at The Community Corner

1500 69th Avenue N, Brooklyn Center

No Pre‑Registration necessary

Fee is $2.00/child ‑ $5.00/max per family visit

Please bring exact change if possible.

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Call Amy at 763-561-4480, x 5001 or email at ecfe@brooklyncenterschools.org for further information.

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@brookcntr.k12.mn.us to schedule your visit and learn more about our early childhood programs for families and children.