Early Childhood Family Education

  • The mission of Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) is to strengthen families through the education and support of all parents to provide the best possible environment for the healthy growth and development of their children.  

    There are two types of classes:

    Non-separating:

    • Parent and Child Time: Class includes a parent and child interaction time, circle time with books, songs and activities all designed to enhance a child’s learning. 

    Separating:

    • Parent and Child Time: Class includes a parent and child interaction time, circle time with books, songs and activities all designed to enhance a child’s learning. 
    • Parent Time: Parents participate in a discussion led by a licensed parent educator. 
    • Children’s Time: While the parents are in the discussion in another room, children are learning through play, activities, songs and literature.

    To begin the registration process, click on the course link below.

    2022-2023
    Early Childhood Family Education Sliding Scale
    Yearly Fee

    Gross Family Income

    Scale A
    1.5 Hour Class

    Scale B
    1.25 Hour Class

    Scale C
    1 Hour Class

    $100,000+

    $480

    $400

    $320

    $80,000-$99,999

    $400

    $340

    $270

    $60,000-$79,999

    $320

    $270

    $215

    $40,000-$59,999

    $240

    $200

    $160

    $20,000-$39,999

    $160

    $135

    $110

    $0-$19,999

    $80

    $70

    $55

    The credit card on file will be charged when you are placed in the class.
    Fees may be prorated for new enrollments based on start date.
    Class refunds will be issued at 100% if registration is canceled before August 1, 2022.
    85% will be refunded if canceled before September 1, 2022.
    50% will be refunded if canceled September 1 - January 15, 2023.
    Cancellations after January 15, 2023 will be prorated based on sessions attended.

    **Classes will not be refunded due to weather-related cancellations or staff professional development days.  There are no refunds for family vacations or days missed due to family illness or extended leave of absences.**

     

    2022-2023
    Baby and Parent Classes

    Nurture your parent-child relationship with play-and-learn activities. 
    Discover sensory activities, songs, and movements to enhance baby’s brain development. 
    Discussions on parenting topics may address feeding, sleeping routines, baby’s joy, concerns and more.

    These classes are non-separating.

    Classes run September 19, 2022 through May 19, 2023.
    Class age ranges are based on the age of the child on September 1, 2022.

    Class

    Age

    Location

    Day/Time

    Tuition 

    Course #
    and Link

    Baby and Me

    Birth-
    9 months

    Early Childhood
    Education Center

    Fridays
    8:30-9:30 a.m.

    Sliding Fee
    Scale C

    EC-Baby-F

    Movers

    10-17
    months

    Snail Lake
    Education Center

    Tuesdays
    8:30-9:30 a.m.

    Sliding Fee
    Scale C

    SL-Mover-T

    Movers

    10-17
    months

    Early Childhood
    Education Center

    Wednesdays
    10:30-11:30 a.m.

    Sliding Fee
    Scale C

    EC-Mover-W

    2022-2023
    Toddler and Parent Classes

    Spend time with your child exploring and moving in class together. 
    These classes provide opportunities for social-emotional connections
    and problem-solving skills for the child and parents.
    During this class, parents separate from their child to work with a licensed parent educator.

    These classes are separating.

    Classes run September 19, 2022 through May 19, 2023.
    Class age ranges are based on the age of the child on September 1, 2022.

    Class 

    Age

    Location

    Day/Time

    Tuition 

    Course #
    and Link

    Explorers
    (Non-
    separating)

    18-23
    months

    Snail Lake
    Education Center

    Mondays
    8:45-10 a.m.

    Sliding Fee
    Scale B

    SL- Explorer-M

    Explorers

    18-23
    months

    Early Childhood
    Education Center

    Thursdays
    10:15-11:30 a.m.

    Sliding Fee
    Scale B

    EC-Explorer-TH

    Busy Bodies

    24-35
    months

    Snail Lake
    Education Center

    Tuesdays
    10-11:30 a.m.

    Sliding Fee
    Scale A

    SL-Busy-T

    Busy Bodies

    24-35
    months

    Early Childhood
    Education Center

    Thursdays
    8:30-10 a.m.

    Sliding Fee
    Scale A

    EC-Busy-TH

    Busy Bodies

    24-35
    months

    Early Childhood
    Education Center

    Fridays
    10-11:30 a.m.

    Sliding Fee
    Scale A

    EC-Busy-F

    2022-2023
    Mixed Ages and Parent

    Come spend time exploring and playing together!
    This class is non-separating.

    Classes run September 19, 2022 through May 19, 2023.
    Class age ranges are based on the age of the child on September 1, 2022.

    Class

    Age

    Location

    Day/Time

    Tuition 

    Course #
    and Link

    Family
    Playtime

    Birth-
    5 years Old

    Early Childhood
    Education Center

    Thursdays
    6-7 p.m.

    Sliding Fee
    Scale C
    (per/family)

    EC-Family-TH

    2022-2023
    First Friends

    This class combines ECFE and preschool together. 

     During the first semester, you attend one day per week with your child. 
    In the second semester, your child will attend an additional day by him or herself.
    During this class, parents separate from their child to work with a licensed parent educator.


    These classes are separating.

    Classes run September 19, 2022 through May 19, 2023
    Class age ranges are based on the age of the child on September 1, 2022.

    **Indicates Parenting Day

    Age

    Location

    Time

    Day(s)

    Tuition 

    Course #
    and Link

    30-35
    months

    Early
    Childhood
    Education
    Center

    9:15-11:15 a.m.

    **Wednesdays

    Mondays and
    **Wednesdays
    Starting Jan. 30

    $125/month
    Sept.-May

    EC-FirstF-M/W

    30-35
    months

    Early
    Childhood
    Education
    Center

    9:15-11:15 a.m.

    **Thursdays 

    Tuesdays and
    **Thursdays
    Starting Jan. 31

    $125/month
    Sept.-May

    EC-FirstF-T/TH

     

Early Childhood Program Locations & Contact Information