For Parents and Children

Welcome to the Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) program. Parents have a great influence on their children as the first and most significant teachers in their lives. Because the role of parenting is so important, this program is designed to include children with their parents where they will reassure parenting skills, encourage children in caring ways, and will bring parents and children together for a variety of shared experiences

Join ECFE for support, information, and enjoyable activities with your children. Any family with children between birth and kindergarten is welcome to attend. There will be a $15.00 fee per family/year for classes. No family will be denied participation due to an inability to pay.

Please pre-register 1 week before class starts

Use the Southeast door (by main office). Class meets in room 101.

ECFE EventsAge GroupDate/TimeDescription
FANTASTIC FALL3-5 year olds6:30-8:00 pm
Oct. 2, 9, 16, Dec. 5, 2018

Learning through art, books activities, and music. Circle time, story, and snack complete the evening as parents explore topics of interest.

UNDER THE SEA2-5 year olds6:30-8:00 pm
Oct. 23, 30, Nov. 13, 2018

Explore the world under the water through books, activities, art, and music. Circle time, story, and snack complete the evening as parents explore topics of interest.

5 SENSESBirth-2 year olds6:30-7:30 pm
Nov. 20, 27, and Dec. 4

Connect with other newer parents and families. Explore activities about the world using our 5 senses and stimulate brain development.



 Pre-registration one week ahead is recommended , Pre-register by calling the school at 945-6953 ext. 171

Email: bmeine@isd599.org

Mail: ECFE, F-B School, 210 Mill St S, Fertile, MN 56540

*All special events * Fun Nights * are free of charge unless otherwise stated.



Tuesday Sept. 25th @ 6pm (Bus leaves from gym lobby at 5:45pm)

Enjoy a night of fun at the pumpkin patch! We have the opportunity for parents and children (birth to Kindergarten) to ride a school bus to Garden Hills. We will enjoy stories, games, snack, corn maze, and each ECFE child will get to choose a pumpkin to come home with! Pre- registration is very important as we have limited number of bus space. If you would like to drive separately, the event will start at 6pm.


GRANDPARENT NIGHT- Thursday, Nov. 1st 6:30-8pm (School Lunchroom)

Children birth to kindergarden are invited to bringtheir Grandparents or Special Adult for a night full of activities, art, and learning.



Monday, Dec. 10th, 6:30-8pm, School Lunchroom (Children Birth Through Preschool)

Celebrate the season with the night of fun activities, music, crafts, nd a vistit from the Claus family! Enjoy a special snack and a book from Santa.



Friday, NOV. 9th, 8am-12pm

State guidelines make preschool screening mandatory before entrance to preschool and kindergarten. It is an opportunity for parents and care givers to review their child’s growth and development and follow up any concerns. The fall screening date is Nov. 9th and families will be notified. If you are new to the district, please call the school at 218- 945-6953.



Parents with children 0-5 years of age� You are never too young� or too new� to be in our school census. Call the school at 218-945-6953 to enroll your child on the census.