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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 winter evening classes for students ages 3-5 on January 25, March 1, and March 22, 2022. Classes will be held in the WEM Preschool room at Waterville Elementary from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Each class costs $10 or $25 if you sign up for all 3. This month, our theme is Penguins! Join us for penguin art, penguin-themed story time, and fun penguin activities. We look forward to seeing you there!

To sign up for Spring 2022 offerings, fill out the registration form

Fees may be paid by contacting the WEM Community Education Office at507-362-4403 or mailing a check to WEM ECFE, 500 East Paquin Street, Waterville, MN 56096. Please register before calling.

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


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


To learn more about ECFE and School Readiness at WEM contact Hanna 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.
WEM ISD #2143
500 East Paquin Street
Waterville, MN 56096

507-362-4432 District Office
507-362-4439 Elementary Office
507-362-4431 High School Office
507-685-4222 Middle School Office (Morristown)
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