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Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) / School Readiness

Welcome to ECFE / School Readiness


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 Little Learners 2021

We welcome Little Learners ages 30 months to 5-years-old to join us on Thursday nights from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Waterville preschool classroom for a nine-week session. Your child will have the opportunity to build new friendships as well as learn through a variety of play experiences. Each night will focus on a different theme with hands-on learning activities, sensory activities, art, songs and fingerplays. Classes begin on Thursday, September 16, 2021. Cost is $40 payable through PaySchools.

Register here

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


Hannah Kuhnley is the WEM ECFE/School Readiness Coordinator and Lead Teacher.


To learn more about ECFE and School Readiness at WEM contact Hannah Kuhnley, 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.
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Waterville, MN 56096

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