"Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) is a program for all Minnesota families with children between the ages of birth to kindergarten entrance. 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. ECFE works to strengthen families. ECFE's goal is to enhance the ability of all parents and other family members to provide the best possible environment for their child's learning and growth." (Early Childhood Family Education. Retrieved November 11, 2015, from http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/StuSuc/EarlyLearn/ECFE/).
Kimball's ECFE program offers several parent child classes each year. A combination of morning and evening classes are offered. There are also several weekend opportunities and other special events offered throughout the year.
Summer ECFE Offerings
|ECFE Summer Story Hour
|The Kimball ECFE program will be hosting a free summer story hour, at the Kimball Public Library, for families with children ages birth through age 5. ECFE story hour will take place every other Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. This is a free event, but space is limited so registration is preferred. Please click here to register through the Great River Library online system. Story time will run approximately 30 - 45 minutes.
ECFE Story Hour Dates:
* June 14th
* June 28th
* July 12th
* July 26th
* August 9th
A sliding fee scale is used for classes in which payment is required. This means that the fee is based on family income. No family is turned away due to inability to pay!
Pre-registration is required for ECFE classes. You can call or e-mail the Early Childhood Family Education office to register for an ECFE class. You may also register online through the link, below. Even if a class has already begun, you may be able to register and join if there is space, so please do not hesitate to call.
ECFE Office: (320) 398 - 7700 Ext. 2401
E-mail : or
Because of the nature of the classes, classes with fewer than 4 families registered will be canceled. Please register early so we can best prepare.
Click Here to register online for 2016-2017 Classes.