Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)

Early Childhood Family Education is a MN State funded educational program for families with children from birth to 5 (not yet in kindergarten). The mission of Early Childhood Family Education is to strengthen families through the education and support of all parents and to help parents provide the best possible environment for the healthy growth and development of their children.

In District 833, ECFE sets the stage for parent involvement and children's success in K-12 education and builds community by connecting parents of infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Classes include early childhood education, parent/child interaction time and parent discussion. Classes are taught by Minnesota State licensed early childhood teachers and licensed parent educators. In addition to traditional classes, ECFE also provides individualized consultation options for families as well as other program options through community partnerships with Woodwinds Hospital, Headstart, WIC, Washington County child care providers and libraries.

Fall ECFE Early Bird Registration

We are planning for a wide variety of ECFE classes for Fall, 2021. For the first time, we will be offering early bird registration that will take place June 4-11.


Questions or need help with registration? Contact Brenda Griffin at bgriffin@sowashco.org or 651-425-2701.





Fall 2021-22 Class Schedule

Helpful Links

Cancellation and Refund Information
Financial Assistance Information

Site Locations

District Program Center
8400 E. Point Douglas Rd. S. 
Cottage Grove, MN 55016

Liberty Ridge Site 2 
11283 Eagle View Blvd.
Woodbury, MN 55129

Valley Crossing
9900 Park Crossing 
Woodbury, MN 55125


Brenda Griffin
ECFE/Preschool Office Coordinator