Welcome to Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)

  • What is ECFE?

    “ECFE is based around the idea that a child’s family provides a child’s first and most significant learning environment and that parents are a child’s first and most important teachers.” The purposes of Early Childhood Family Education are to help parents provide for their children’s learning and development, strengthen families, and to help young learners develop to their fullest potential. ECFE provides the “Building Blocks for Family School Success”

    The Goals of Early Childhood Family Education
    To enhance parenting skills and support parents in their child raising efforts
    To share a special ONE on ONE interactive time with your child
    To be aware of child development and its stages as your child grows and develops
    To make new friends in a safe school classroom environment
    To give children an opportunity to discover and learn
    To foster effective communication between parents and their children


    ECFE Basic Information

    We are so excited to begin a new session of ECFE!
    The Hawley ECFE is a program offered through the Hawley Public School to provide educational opportunities for parents and children from birth to age five. Pre-registration is required so that preparations may be made for the sessions. It is also a Minnesota state law that all children attending must have up-to-date immunization records on file BEFORE the first day of class, so please be sure to provide them.

    More Information:

    We are so excited to begin a new session of ECFE!
    The Hawley ECFE is a program offered through the Hawley Public School to provide educational opportunities for parents and children from birth to age five. Pre-registration is required so that preparations may be made for the sessions. It is also a Minnesota state law that all children attending must have up-to-date immunization records on file BEFORE the first day of class, so please be sure to provide them. 

    The Hawley WINTER/SPRING ECFE Session will begin on MONDAY, February 7th. 

    The cost is $10 per child or $20 per family.  

    ECFE WINTER/SPRING 2022 SESSION
    Monday evenings, 6:00-7:30PM

    Monday, February 7th:  ALL ABOUT ME - Tonight we'll be exploring everything there is to know about your child! They will do some projects all about themselves, what fun! 

    Monday, February 14th: Valentine’s Day Party-Valentine’s Day is a very special day to teach our child about love! Tonight, your child will have the opportunity to make several Valentine’s Day projects! We will end the night with a heart-filled Valentine’s Day Party and snack.

    Monday, February 21st: NO ECFE - P/T Conferences 

    Monday, February 28th:  Dance Party!- Join us as we have fun moving and listening to some music! We will learn about a few different types of dance tonight!

    Monday, March 7th: Winter Movie and Teddy Bear Day- Come tonight in your pajamas and bring a special stuffed animal if you like! We will watch a movie and enjoy some yummy snacks. 

    Monday, March 14th: Technology/ Library Night- This is a fun opportunity to come and explore the library and learn more about the technology the students use!

    Monday, March 21st: Kids In the Kitchen- Join us for some fun! Cooking can be a challenge with children but it is a fabulous way to learn as well! Be prepared for some “cooking” fun as we will be making cookies and completing many other activities around the central theme of “Kids in the Kitchen!”

    March 28th: NO ECFE 

    Monday April 4th: All About Feelings- This night we will talk all about feelings and how to identify them within ourselves and others! 

    Monday, April 11th: Space- Tonight we will learn more about our solar system and more!  

    April 18: EASTER MONDAY : NO ECFE 

    Monday, April 25: Planting- Join us to celebrate spring ! We will learn about planting and even be able to plant and bring home a seed to watch it grow! 

    Monday, May 2nd: Bugs and Insects- We will learn more about these important parts of our ecosystem and all of the ways they help us and nature! 

    Monday, May 9th: Year End Picnic- Please join us for our end of year picnic to celebrate all of the fun we have had this year together! We will enjoy some time outside at the park, play some games and enjoy a picnic supper together.

     

     ECFE Registration Form 

  • If you have any questions, please call the Elementary School Office at 483-3316Educators:
    Parent Facilitator- Kelli Langerud
    klangerud@hawley.k12.mn.us
    Child Educator- Sarah Behrens
    sbehrens@hawley.k12.mn.us