The purpose of Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) is to strengthen families through the education and support of all parents in providing the best possible environment for the healthy growth and development of their children.    

 ECFE is built on three basic principles:
1) Parent-Child interaction is where learning begins.
2) Parent-to-Parent support is valuable for parents and children.
3) Starting early leads to early success.

ECFE offers classes on Thursday evenings and Friday mornings.   The first half of the class provides opportunities for parent-child interactions and experiences, including projects, stories & music, and free play.  During the last half of the class, parents meet with the parent educator to discuss relevant topics and concerns.  During this time, the children (age 2 and over) stay with the early childhood teachers for snack and playtime.   

ECFE also offers special events celebrating the season or to focus on a specific topic.   Special events are typically open for the whole family to enjoy.


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