Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) provides comprehensive program offerings, services and resources that educate, support and strengthen families with children ages birth to kindergarten entrance. Contact Early Childhood Coordinator Sara Line at 507.664.3754 for more information.

Community Services_ECFE Baby TalkThe Goals of ECFE:

  • Give children opportunities to discover and learn
  • Support parents in raising their children
  • Offer information about child development and parenting techniques
  • Help parents and their children communicate with each other
  • Promote positive parental attitudes
  • Provide information on community resources

Northfield ECFE is an enjoyable, informal place to learn with other parents and meet new friends. Most classes begin with parent and child interaction time. Hands-on art, science, literacy and music activities are planned around weekly themes. Then children get a chance to practice their independence and peer interaction skills while parents separate to another room for discussion led by a parent educator. In our younger classes, parents stay in the room for group discussion.

Community Services_ECFE 5Most classes run from September through early May. Sibling care is offered in many classes at a reasonable rate. ECFE also offers one-to-one consultations and home visits. Call 507.664.3750 for details.

We are pleased to offer online registration for learning opportunities and activities for people of all ages. Browse at your leisure! You may securely register online with Discover, VISA or MasterCard.

Registration for fall 2014 classes and events opens on August 15


You can also view classes in the brochure format below. Print the registration form to register by mail.

Class Brochure

Northfield Public Schools • ISD #659 • 1400 Division Street South • Northfield, MN 55057 • p 507.663.0600 • f 507.663.0611 • info@nfld.k12.mn.us