Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) is a program for all Minnesota families with children between the ages of birth to kindergarten entrance. The program is offered through Minnesota public schools. ECFE is based on the idea that the family provides a child's first and most significant learning environment and parents are a child's first and most important teachers.
What Happens In ECFE?
ECFE Class Format
- Parent-child relationships support the child's development in the following ways:
- Physical well being and motor development.
- Social and emotional development.
- Approaches to learning.
- Language development and communication skills.
- Circle time and learning stations.
- Parenting discussions and separation time.
- Guided play and skills development
Why is early education important?
Why should parents be involved?
- Rapid child growth and development in early years.
- Influence of environment as well as genetics on growth and development.
- Education Positively influences development.
- Parents are the best advocates for their children.
- Parents are partners in their child's development and learning.
- Parent involvement encourages parents to play an active role in their child's learning in elementary years and beyond.
- Children are more successful in school when parents are involved.