Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)

Early Childhood Family Education is a MN State funded educational program for families with children from birth to 5 (not yet in kindergarten). The mission of Early Childhood Family Education is to strengthen families through the education and support of all parents and to help parents provide the best possible environment for the healthy growth and development of their children.

In District 833, ECFE sets the stage for parent involvement and children's success in K-12 education and builds community by connecting parents of infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Classes include early childhood education, parent/child interaction time and parent discussion. Classes are taught by Minnesota State licensed early childhood teachers and licensed parent educators. In addition to traditional classes, ECFE also provides individualized consultation options for families as well as other program options through community partnerships with Woodwinds Hospital, Headstart, WIC, Washington County child care providers and libraries.

Register Now for ECFE Winter/Spring 2021 Classes!

Register now to reserve your space in our ECFE Winter/Spring semester classes. Classes will begin the week of January 25th. South Washington County Schools Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) is a popular family education program for families with children birth to Kindergarten. The program provides support, information and connection for parents as well as early childhood interactive learning fun for children. You can find ECFE class and tuition information by clicking here. Tuition for ECFE is based on a sliding fee scale. No family is ever turned away for the inability to pay for an ECFE class. Questions or need help with registration? Contact Brenda Griffin at bgriffin@sowashco.org or 651-425-2701.





ECFE Fall 2020 Catalog

ECFE Fall 2020 Catalog

ECFE Winter/Spring 2021 Schedule

Helpful Links

Cancellation and Refund Information
Financial Assistance Information

Site Locations

District Program Center
8400 E. Point Douglas Rd. S. 
Cottage Grove, MN 55016

Central Park 
8595 Central Park Place
Woodbury, MN 55125

Valley Crossing
9900 Park Crossing 
Woodbury, MN 55125


Brenda Griffin
ECFE/Preschool Office Coordinator