Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)


Welcome to Early Childhood Family Education and
School Readiness!

We provide parent education, together with early childhood education, for parents and their children aged birth to kindergarten enrollment.  This also includes expectant parents.  Parents and children participate in classes, parent discussion groups, home visits, or special events.  We are part of Community Education and are funded by a local tax levy, state aid, and fees.  Classes are led by licensed early childhood or parent educators.  If you have never attended ECFE, try us out!  To learn more call 763.682.8780.


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See some class highlights below!

Summer 2018
Monday May 7, 18

Summer 2018 ECFE Events & Classes

Come experience the magic of wonder and learning experiences for your little ones here at ECFE this summer!  Something for everyone awaits your family at Summer Park Events, Mixed Age Classses, and new this summer....  Summer Sun Preschool!  Registration opens May 7 at 8 am - Click here - to register and make ECFE "Magic" happen this summer!

Screening Activity
Tuesday Jun 5, 18

Summer 2018 Early Childhood Screening Dates

Do you have a child between the ages of 3 - 5 years old?

For your child to start kindergarten in any Minnesota public school, you will need to provide your child's Early Childhood Screening record.  The state of Minnesota now recommends that all children be screened before their 4th birthday.  Call ECFE at 763.682.8780 to schedule an appointment.

Tuesday Jun 12, 18

Teddy Bear Band - ECFE Summer Park

Back by popular demand!  It's the Teddy Bear Band!  Here to help ECFE kick off the summer park(view) events and Buffalo Days - 10:15 am (Note - earlier time!) Bring your bears (and your kiddos!) to Sturges Park bandshell in Buffalo for a beary musical movin' time!  (Discovery Elementary Gym as rain site)

Magic Norm
Tuesday Jun 19, 18

Magic Norm's 3 Bean Circus - ECFE Summer Park

There is magic in the air!  ECFE presents... Magic Norm's 3 Bean Circus! Magic Norm will entertain and invite children to help make "magic" happen with a beany circus!  This event is held at Parkview Care Center - 10:30 am

Pint Sized Polkas
Tuesday Jun 26, 18

Pint Sized Polkas - ECFE Summer Park

It's time to Polka with Pint Sized Polkas!  Put on your dancing shoes - ECFE has teamed up with the Buffalo Public Library for a toe tappin', jiggin good time!  (Parkveiw Care Center as rain site)  See you at the Buffalo Bandshell - 10:30 am!

Tuesday Jul 10, 18

Campfire Sing Along - ECFE Summer Park

It's a Campfire Sing Along!  Join Carol Moore and Sherilyn Burgdorf at Parkview Care Center, 10:30 am, for music, merrymaking and Moore!

Rachael Kroog
Tuesday Jul 17, 18

Kid Power by Rachael Kroog - ECFE Summer Park Event

Wrappin' up the ECFE Summer Park Events is Rachael Kroog and Kid Power!  Another ECFE favorite, Rachael will "power up" children with music, moving, and (shhhhh), LEARNING!  Meet at the Sturges Park Buffalo bandshell - 10:30 am!  (Discovery Elementary Gym as rain site)