WHAT IS ECFE?Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) is an Albert Lea Area Schools program that provides parenting information and support for parents with children ages Birth to Grade 3. Parent-child activities and classes are also available for families with children ages Birth to 5 years old (not yet enrolled in kindergarten). A variety of classes, preschool options, and outreach activities are offered for all age groups.
What does a typical ECFE class include?
Parent-Child Activity Time
Families explore a classroom filled with developmentally appropriate play materials and learning activities planned by a licensed early childhood teacher.
Parent Education Time
Parents meet with a licensed parent educator to share support, experiences, and information about child development and parenting techniques.
Children’s Activity Time
Children learn with the early childhood teacher and practice social skills as they interact with one another.