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Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)

You are your child's first teacher, and Early Childhood Family Education can support you in this important work. Centennial ECFE offers quality learning opportunities and resources for families with children from birth to kindergarten age, regardless of financial circumstances. We work to strengthen families and enhance the ability of all parents to provide the best possible environment for the healthy growth and development of their children.

ECFE weekly classes include:

  • parent-child activity time planned by a licensed early childhood teacher

  • parent discussion time with a licensed parent educator

  • children's activity time with a licensed early childhood teacher

Get to Know Us

The 24-25 ECFE school year begins Monday, September 9.

Weekly ClassesYear-long classes are organized by child age and require registration. See our brochure for the schedule, fees, and class descriptions. Weekly classes include:

  • parent-child activity time planned by a licensed early childhood teacher

  • parent discussion time with a licensed parent educator

  • children's activity time with a licensed early childhood teacher

Drop-In ClassesThese classes do not require advance registration. Come once or twice, or make it part of your weekly schedule! 

Explore With Baby
Your baby is changing each day, and at times, growth seems to be happening before your eyes! Come meet other parents of new babies and learn ways to help your baby grow, while getting the support you need as a parent. • 0-9 months • Mondays 1-2pm or Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 • FREE 

Drop-In and Play
Join ECFE staff for free play, circle time, time on the playground or in the gym. If you've never been to an ECFE class before, this is a great way to try us out. Late arrivals and early departures are ok! • birth-5 years • Fridays 9-10:30am • $3/child or $5/family (no charge for infants)

Contact

Main: 763-792-6120
Fax: 763-392-7743

575 Birch Street
Lino Lakes, MN 55014

ECFE Programs & Registration Information

Registration for the 2024-25 school year is now open!

2024-25 Brochure

If you cannot read this PDF or would like a copy mailed to you, please contact us at 763-792-6120.

Register Now!

Registration is based on space available. Most year-long classes close to new registrations after spring break.

ECFE uses a randomized lottery system to process initial class registrations. Only when you are placed in a class will the class fee be charged. Post-lottery registration continues until classes are full. Registration does NOT guarantee class placement.

Frequently Asked Questions

ECFE Family Handbook

Families can find out more about the program by viewing the family handbook.