Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)

Northfield ECFE is an enjoyable, informal place to learn with other parents and meet new friends. Most classes begin with parent and child interaction time. Hands-on art, science, literacy and music activities are planned around weekly themes. Then children get a chance to practice their independence and peer interaction skills while parents separate to another room for discussion led by a parent educator.


A Typical Day at ECFE »

The Goals of ECFE:

  • Give children opportunities to discover and learn
  • Support parents in raising their children
  • Offer information about child development and parenting
  • Help parents and their children communicate with each other
  • Promote positive parental attitudes
  • Provide information on community resources

Call 507.664.3754 for more information about classes and for scholarship information if the cost of a class is a hardship for your family. Call 507.664.3750 for details on one-to-one consultations and home visits.

Services for Home Daycare Providers

Receive monthly visits from our licensed staff, including fun circle time, stories, songs and art, as well as helpful resources for parents and relicensure hours for the provider. Please call 507.664.3754 for more information.

Learning and Recreation For Life

We are pleased to offer online registration for learning opportunities and activities for people of all ages. Browse at your leisure! You may securely register online with Discover, VISA or MasterCard.

Summer registration opens on Friday, April 14

Registration »

You can also view classes in the brochure format below. Print the registration form to register by mail.

Class Brochure »

Northfield Public Schools • ISD #659 • 1400 Division Street South • Northfield, MN 55057 • p 507.663.0600 • f 507.663.0611 • info@northfieldschools.org