Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) is a community education program of Minnetonka Public Schools. Through ECFE parents and children, birth to age 5, take classes together that promote interaction and teach parenting techniques. Our program seeks to involve parents in their families education right from the start. Not only are they the first and most important teacher, but research shows when parents are involved, children do better in school. Classes meet once a week at the Deephaven Education Center and include parent-child play focused on developmental learning and educator-led discussions. During a typical class, parents spend time with their children, then move to a nearby room for a discussion led by a licensed parent educator. Our Baby & Me class includes an educator-led discussion, however, parents and children stay in the same room for the entire class.
All ECFE classes are led by experienced, licensed teachers who help children discover and learn about the world around them through activities and play-using art, science, movement, games and stories. Our teachers create a safe and secure learning environment where children thrive and parents receive information, friendship, and support.
Minnetonka ECFE is committed to fitting the needs of all families. We offer day and evening classes to fit the schedules of at-home and working parents, grandparents and caregivers. With ECFE, you, your child, and your family grow together.
Also, do not forget about the ECFE Science Discovery classes for ages 3-5 on Tuesday nights!
Summer Session registration is open!