Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) recognizes that parents are their child’s first and most important teachers. ECFE offers parents hands-on learning experiences and parenting discussions that will help for the building blocks for a lifetime of learning. What happens in and ECFE class? 1. Parent and child interaction time: A licensed early childhood teacher and assistant provide developmentally appropriate activities, songs and stories for parents and children to enjoy together. 2. Child time: A time devoted to learning through play and activities with licensed teachers and assistants while parents participate in a parent discussion time in a separate room. 3. Parent Time: Parents or caregivers participate in a discussion led by a licensed parent educator. Joys and challenges of parenting are shared and topic discussions are designed to address the developmental needs of each group. Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) classes meet once a week. Together, parents and children participate in activities and experiences that foster children’s social, emotional, cognitive, physical, and language skills. ECFE teachers use the Parent Education Core Curriculum Framework and Early Childhood Indicators of Progress: Minnesota’s Early Learning Standards provided through the Minnesota Department of Education. All classes are offered mid September through May. ALL families are welcome. Early Learning Scholarships are Available! Sibling care is available for most classes. Please use your child's age as of September 1, 2022. We are counting every child ages 0-5 in the Cloquet School District! Are you new to the area or have a new baby in your home? Maybe you have a new phone number or address? If the answer is YES, please call 879-9291 or click here Cloquet Census Form . Families on the census receive valuable information regarding screening, district services and kindergarten round up. Every Child Counts!