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Northfield Community Education Center

The Northfield Community Education Center (NCEC) opened in September 2020. This building contains Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE), Hand in Hand Preschool, a licensed birth to age 5 childcare center (Early Ventures), Adult Basic Education (ABE) and the Community Education main offices. In addition to serving the children and adults in our programs, we want this space to be a resource for the neighborhood and community.

The Northfield Community Education Center (NCEC) is located in the former Greenvale Park Elementary building. This recently renovated facility houses a variety of educational programs for youth, including:

Community Education programs for all ages are coordinated here as well, including:

Community partners, such as the Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) and Community Action Center of Northfield, also provide outreach programs from this space.

Learning in Community

Outdoors, a new community playground is located on the NCEC grounds for the public to enjoy, thanks to a collaboration with KABOOM, StriveTogether, HCI and Northfield Promise. In the near future, an indoor playful learning space, designed by the Minnesota Children’s Museum, will be in the former media center area. Families enrolled in NCEC programs will learn through play in interactive, child-led, whole body experiences. Funding for this indoor experiential environment is provided by WINGS and Northfield Promise, through the StriveTogether Opportunity Fund.

The Community Education Main Office is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Learn about Community Education programs or register online »