• Early Childhood Family Education

    Anoka-Hennepin Schools Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) program offers opportunities for learning through play, socialization, and support for families with children ages birth to grade 3.
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    Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) classes


    Parent and child interaction

    You and your child will spend time together enjoying activities designed to enhance learning, whether it is with children the same age as your child or with a group of mixed-age children. Mixed-age classes also give families with multiple children the opportunity to attend class together, at the same time. Families will leave class with new ideas and activities to do together at home.

    Parent education

    Parents will meet with other families and a licensed parent educator to share ideas and discuss topics such as development, temperament and guidance. There are class opportunities for parents only, in addition to opportunities that children and parents attend together and then separate to practice independence while learning and playing with early childhood teachers. Children will enjoy music, art, stories, and large/small muscle activities as they play and learn.


    Families may attend playtime opportunities to play with their children in early childhood classrooms on a drop-in basis. New toys and sensory activities are organized for children each week to make each visit new and exciting.

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  • Contact

    Early Childhood Family Education
    2727 N. Ferry St., Anoka, MN 55303
    Phone: 763-506-1275
    Office hours:
    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 4 p.m.