ECFE – Early Childhood Family Education classes are a great place for families with young children to network and learn together. Classes are designed to provide a fun and engaging learning environment for children ages birth to pre-kindergarten five. Activities are available for all interests and ages. Parent discussion groups provide parents a place to share experiences, resources and knowledge.
Mixed Age Sessions
Weekly sessions offer creative play, learning and interaction time for parents and children followed by a brief circle time. At this time, the children stay in the early childhood room for more fun activities, while the parents move to the parent room for a lively, informal discussion on parenting.
Throughout the year, special activities are offered for all families in the community. Call ECFE for more information.
A weekly time for gross motor play for parents and their children ages one to five. Gym night takes place on Wednesday nights while ECFE is in session.
Play & Learn
A playtime for parents and children pre-kindergarten five and under to meet other families, play and learn together in the ECFE room.
Parent and Child Lending Library
A wide variety of parenting resources and children’s toys, videos, books and activity kits are available in the ECFE Lending Library.
Silver Bay – William Kelley Elementary School Room 104
137 Banks Blvd., Silver Bay, MN 55614
(218) 226-4437 ext. 8158
Two Harbors – Minnehaha School
421 7th Street, Two Harbors, MN 55616
(218) 834-8221, ext. 8362
Early childhood screening is a simple and careful check of your child’s health, well-being, and development. The results of the screening will help to identify needs that may require special attention before your child enters school. Through the process parents can discuss their concerns and find out about resources in the school and community. Early Childhood Screening is done FREE of charge.
Children will be screened in the following areas:
Minnesota State law requires all children to participate in an Early Childhood Screening before entering kindergarten. If you have not been contacted by your child’s fourth birthday, call Community Education at (218) 834-8201, ext. 8230 or (218) 226-4437, ext. 8158.