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Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) 

Welcome to ECFE 


According to the Minnesota Department of Education, "Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) is based on the idea that parents provide their child's first and most significant learning environment and parents are children's first and most enduring teachers. ECFE works to support you as a parent/caregiver and to strengthen and empower families. The goal is to enhance the ability of all parents and other family members to provide the best possible environments for their child's learning and development."

The program is for all Minnesota families with children from birth through the start of kindergarten. ECFE is provided by teachers who are licensed in early childhood and/or parenting education by the state of Minnesota.

ECFE 2022

WEM ECFE is holding fall evening classes for students ages 2 1/2-5 on September 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, and November 1, 8, and 15. This 8-week class will be held in the WEM Preschool room on the East side of the building at Waterville Elementary from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Each class costs $5 or $40 if you sign up for all 8. Each week will feature new activities, themes, and learning opportunities! Join us for songs, dance, stories, and much more! Registration required.

Fall 2022 ECFE Class Registration

Fees may be paid using the link provided when you have finished registering your student or by mailing a check to:
500 East Paquin Street
Waterville, MN 56096

Park in the round pickup loop on the east side of the elementary building for easy access to our classroom. 


Hanna Richardson is the WEM ECFE/School Readiness Coordinator and Lead Teacher.


To learn more about ECFE and School Readiness at WEM contact Hanna Richardson, WEM ECFE/School Readiness Coordinator and Lead Teacher at

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The Mission of the Waterville-Elysian-Morristown School District is to inspire everyone who enters to achieve academic, social, and personal skills to become career, college, and community ready.
WEM ISD #2143
500 East Paquin Street
Waterville, MN 56096

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507-362-4439 Elementary Office
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