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 6:00 – 7:30 pm January 8th through May 21st.

NO CLASS ON: January 15th, February 19th , March 26th.
No Pre-Registration necessary. Fee is $2.00/child - $5.00/max per family per visit.



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 January 5th through May 25th.
NO CLASS ON: March 30th.
No Pre-Registration necessary.

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




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.

  • Monday, June 4 – 6:00 - 7:30pm

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


Register online at 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 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.