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Early Childhood Family Education | ECFE

ECFE offers a variety of classes, all designed to help strengthen families through interactive play and relevant, research-based parent education. We invite you to join our ECFE family as we share and learn together. We are here Monday through Thursday morning, afternoon and evening, Friday mornings, and some Saturday mornings.

Registration for fall classes is now open. Classes begin September 7.

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Connections Preschool

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ECFE is a program for parents/guardians and their children during the years from birth through prekindergarten. It is based on the idea that parents/guardians provide their child’s first and most significant learning environment and are the child’s first and most important teachers. We work to support you as a parent/caregiver and to strengthen families. In District 196, we also offer classes for parents with children up to third grade in order to support continued parent engagement in children’s learning and development.

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    Contact ECFE

    Dakota Valley Learning Center (DVLC)
    office 952-388-1953
    address 4679 144th St. W., Apple Valley, MN 55124

    Cedar Valley Learning Center (CVLC)
    address 14420 Glenda Dr., Apple Valley, MN 55124