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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 In-Person 2021

WEM Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) will now be hosting our spring session of ECFE classes in-person for parents and their children from 2-4 years old.

Dates: Tuesdays, April 27, May 4, 11, 18

Each in-person class will be from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Park in the round pickup loop on the east side of the elementary building for easy access to our classroom. 

Each class, we will enjoy a different bedtime tale, as well as songs, art activities, playtime, snack, and parent education time. Feel free to wear pajamas to class. Get ready for a fun, engaging experience!
Parents: please remember to wear a mask. Masks are optional for your child.

Due to current COVID-19 Guidelines, class will be limited to 5-7 families. If we don't have at least 5 families registered, classes will not be held. 

Cost: $20

Register online: WEM Spring 2021 ECFE Registration 


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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