• NRHEG Early Childhood Family Education 

    We recognize that parents are their child's first teacher. The following classes / activities provide excellent opportunities to work with your young child in a learning environment without the distractions of home! 

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    What are the benefits of ECFE?

    ECFE works to strengthen families and encourages parents to provide the best possible environment for the healthy development of their children. Research shows that children whose parents are involved in their early education are more likely to be successful in elementary school.  

    Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)

    ECFE is a NRHEG Area Schools program that provides parenting information and support to families whose children are birth to five years old (not yet enrolled in kindergarten). A vareity of classes, pre-school options, and activities are offered for all age groups. Most ECFE classes follow a similar format: parent/child activity time followed by parent education time to discuss common concerns and experiences while their children participate in an early childhood classroom. School readiness skills and activities are an important part of all programming. 


    If you are interested in registering your child, please contact the Community Education Office at 507-417-2667. Registration Forms can be found on the left menu bar. Classes are typically held on Monday nights during the fall, winter, and spring months. Topics vary depending on need. You can register any time! 

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