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

6:30-8:00 pm
Jan. 8, 15, 22

Fertile-Beltrami Lunchroom

Break up the winter and enjoy this family time together experiencing large motor activities such as parachute play, scooters, volleyball, dance, playful learning activities, and art. The evening will end with circle time, story, and a snack.


WINTER FUN FOR THE YOUNG ONES 2-3 year olds6:30-8:00 pm
Jan. 29 Feb. 5, 12, 19

A special time for parents and children together to enjoy stories, activities, finger plays, art, and music while learning about the world around. Parents will share and learn during discussion time.

SPRING FUN WITH LITTLE ONESBirth-2 year olds6:30-7:30 pm
Apr. 2, 9, and 16

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.


Preschool Screening- Friday March 1st (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. If you are new to the district, please call the school at 218-945-6953.

Bingo for Books

Tuesday, March 5th, 7:00-8:00pm, Fertile-Beltrami Preschool Room

Play bingo games about colors, shapes, numbers, and pictures with your preschool child. Every child will receive a book.

Daddy and Me Carpenter Night

Tuesday, March 19th, 6:30-8:00pm, Fertile-Beltrami School Lunchroom

$5.00 fee

Preschool children and their dads, grandfathers, or special male friend are invited to make a wooden item. Please bring a hammer. Be sure to pre-register one week before so there are enough supplies.




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.