Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)

    ECFE Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) is a special place for you and your young children (ages birth-5). It’s a place where you can make friends with other parents who have children the same age as yours, share the same concerns and same joys and challenges that you do. It’s a place where your child has the opportunity to play with other children in a safe, supportive environment just right for his or her age. It’s a place where caring licensed staff who understand children and parenting come together with families to support parents and children on their journey. 
    • Parent/Child Classes
    • Parent Only Classes
    • Special Events
    • Field Trips
    • Guest Speakers
    • Home Visits
    • Sibling Care


    What can my family expect from ECFE?

    • support in the role of parenting
    • information on child development
    • creative and fun activities to with your infant, toddler, and preschooler
    • information about community resources
    • classes with other parents of young children
    • home visits to talk one on one with a Parent Educator
    • fun, family events

    What will we do during typical ECFE class?

    • Parent/Child Interaction– Parents and Children explore the learning centers in the room.
    • Circle Time - Parents and Children are lead through songs, stories and games by the Early Childhood Teacher
    • Child Time - Children spend time with friends and early childhood teacher exploring and Learning
    • Parent Discussion– Parents and Parent Educator share information and discuss topics of choice.

    Be sure to like Willmar Early Childhood Family Programs on Facebook at @willmarecfp.