Welcome to Belle Plaine Early Childhood Family Education(ECFE)
 
What is ECFE?
● ECFE provides educational opportunities! Our licensed teachers create age-appropriate activities that use play-based teaching to provide hands-on learning experiences for the children. We provided parents with ideas and
strategies to carry learning into the home and begin to form a positive school-home partnership.
● ECFE promotes family involvement! Family involvement makes a difference in a child’s education and we create opportunities to make it easy for parents to get involved.
● ECFE shares community resource opportunities! We educate parents about support networks, community resources and education services that are available to them.

Terminology of ECFE?
● Non-Separating Classes: Parents and children will stay together in the classroom for the length of the class.
● Separating Classes: Following the parent and child interaction time, parents will separate and meet in a separate classroom with a parent facilitator for parent discussions.
● Teacher Time: While parents are at discussion time, children will have independent play. This not only gives
children a first “school” experience, but it will also be a way to address separation issues. Children are under the care of the classroom teacher where social interaction and free play is the main focus.
● Parent/Child Time: Parents and children spend time creating, playing, and talking throughout learning activities. Time is spent with your child by guiding and encouraging as they learn new skills.
● Parent Discussion: Led by ECFE staff to provide resources and lead the group towards helpful parenting discussions. Parents will have a chance to connect with other parents, learn about various resources, and get their questions answered.
● Circle Time:
● Special Events:

How do I register for classes?
To register for a class or event:
Click Here or call us at 952-873-2415 ext. 2, or send your registration and payment to:
Belle Plaine ECFE 330 South Market Street Belle Plaine, MN 56011.

ECFE Tuition Assistance:
Annual Gross Income Fees Per Child 
Under $24,000 Waived Fees
$25,000 - $39,999 Pay 25%
$40,000 - $54,999 Pay 50%
$55,000 - $69,999 Pay 75%
$70,000 and above Pay 100%

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our ECFE Office at 952-873-2415 ext. 2!
 
 
 
 Resources

Reading Rockets

Parent Power Booklet

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Help Me Grow

Follow Me Along

Zero to Three

Mom Enough

Belle Plaine Library 

Coborns Labels for Learning/School Rewards

ECFE Baby Bags