"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.
 
ECFE BIG Truck & Tractor Event
This is a free event, no pre-registration is required. Come and see the big tractors and trucks and learn about  Kimball's ECFE class offerings.  The event is a come and go event on Saturday, September 16th from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., in the Kimball Elementary School front parking lot.
** Note: please park on the street, as the big trucks and tractors will be in the parking lot**
Click here for a copy of the event flyer.



2017 - 2018 ECFE Classes
 
Session Schedules
Fall Session: October 3rd - November 21st, 2017
Winter Session: December 5th - February 13th, 2018
Spring Session: March 6th - April 24th, 2018




























 


 

 
Payment
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!

Registration
 
Pre-registration is required for ECFE classes.
Please click here to download our ECFE Registration Form and mail into our office. 


Kimball Early Childhood 
Attn: Lisa Hennen
P.O. Box 368
Kimball, MN 55353

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. 2802
E-mail  

 
 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.
 
 

FREE PLAY THURSDAYS!!!!
Join us in the large room in the Community Education building several Thursdays throughout the year to burn off some extra energy.  Music will be playing, and plenty of large motor toys will be available!  Feel free to bring a snack along!  We ask that you call to register, but there is NO COST for Free Play Thursdays.  
Time: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Class Dates: October 12th, November 9th, January 11th, February 8th, March 8th. 

Contact: Lisa Hennen