Children and Families

Early Childhood & Family Education (ECFE)

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) is a program for all Minnesota families with children between the ages of birth to kindergarten entrance. The program is offered through Minnesota public school districts. ECFE is based on the idea that the family provides a child's first and most significant learning environment and parents are a child's first and most important teachers. ECFE works to strengthen families. ECFE's goal is to enhance the ability of all parents and other family members to provide the best possible environment for their child's learning and growth.

Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Programs
This unique program provides the University (students, staff, faculty) and Crookston community with an early childhood education/child care service that ensures a high quality program fro young children and their families. Additionally, students majoring in Teacher Education at UMC have the opportunity to observe and participate in this teacher-training laboratory.
Agency: Early Childhood Development Center, University of Minnesota Crookston
Contact: 218.281.8285