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Early Childhood Family Education | ECFE

Supporting early childhood development and parenting is our passion, and the health and safety of your family is still a priority. We invite you to join our ECFE family as we share and learn together. Our spring session began March 28 and registration is now closed. See our ongoing one-time weekly events listed below.

Our summer session will be held July 12 to August 4. Registration is now open. Register by May 17 to be included in the lottery (first round of class placements).

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ECFE is a program for parents and their children during the years from birth through pre-kindergarten. Our mission is to provide quality learning opportunities and resources for all young families in our district. ECFE is a fun, informal place to meet, learn and play with other parents and young children. We offer a wide variety of classes, one-time events, a family literacy program and several special opportunities.


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    Contact ECFE

    Dakota Valley Learning Center (DVLC)
    office 952-388-1953
    email ecfe@district196.org
    address 4679 144th St. W., Apple Valley, MN 55124

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