Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) classes are designed to help support, inform, and educate parents and children ages birth to 5. We come along side you as you navigate the early years of childhood. Most ECFE classes provide time for parent/caregiver and child interaction as well as a separation time where parents enjoy a group discussion regarding child development and parenting issues. During this time children enjoy fun, hands-on, interactive activities with a ECFE teacher. We create an environment to make learning fun for all.
For our programs, "parent" can mean a child's mother or father, but it can also include a significant adult in a child's life; for example, a grandparent, aunt, uncle, foster parent, step-parent, caregiver, etc.
What about my other children?
Most classes offer free childcare for siblings. Please register for sibling care when you register for your ECFE classes.
What if I don't live in the district?
Families living in Princeton School District #477 have priority when registering for our ECFE classes, but non-residents are welcome to register and may participate. We will contact you prior to the start of class if we are unable to accommodate you and your child.
Where is ECFE located?
Unless otherwise indicated, classes meet in the Family Center, 706 1st Street, Princeton. Parking is available in the Family Center lot or on the street. Please enter door 1. The ECFE classrooms are on the 1st floor of the Family Center.
Do you provide home visits?
Whether you are a veteran parent or a new mother, father, grandparent, or guardian and need some help or advise please call our Licensed Parent Educator Amy Korkemeier. She is available to talk to you and possibly do home visits if needed. Parenting is complicated and in ECFE we have many resources that you may find helpful and valuable.
Early Childhood Family Education is a special program for you and your young child birth through entering Kindergarten. It features opportunities for you to meet other parents of young children, playtime for your child. All classes are led by licensed teachers and experienced staff. Caregivers attend with their child.