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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.

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Our summer classes run from July 9 to August 1. Register online by July 15.

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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. A typical ECFE class includes:

  • Parent-child interaction: Time together to enjoy a classroom filled with developmentally appropriate learning activities.
  • Parent education: Relevant, effective education and support that encourage the growth and development of families.
  • Children's activity time: Children explore, gain independence and practice social skills while under the supervision of a licensed children's teacher.
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Contact ECFE

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

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