Welcome to Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)

  • 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, Feburary 6th. 

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

    ECFE Registration

    ECFE WINTER/SPRING 2023 SESSION
    Monday evenings, 6:00-7:30PM

    Feb. 6: Winter Movie and PJ Night: We will kick off our winter sessions with special cuddle time! Your family is encouraged to come tonight in your jammies! You can even bring a blanket and special stuffed animal, if you like! We will watch a short movie and enjoy some yummy popcorn. You can also complete a craft or two!

    Feb 13: 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.

    Feb 20: Parent Teacher Conferences: NO ECFE

    Feb 27: Music and Dance Party: Young children love to sing and it encourages young learners to use their whole bodies to be the best learner. Music and movement helps toddlers learn rhythm, allows them to keep their bodies busy, and helps their working memories.Come tonight to make a variety of musical instruments and encourage your child to love music and dance. 

    March 6: Dr Seuss Rhyming Fun: Tonight, we will celebrate the beloved children’s author Dr Seuss in honor of his birthday on March 2nd. Dr Seuss is the author of iconic children’s books such as The Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue FIsh, Green Eggs and Ham, and many more! His simple, silly, rhyming, and repetitive text are always a favorite!

    March 13: Little Nugget Winter Open Gym: Tonight is sure to be one of your child’s favorite nights of ECFE! Please meet me at the Hawley Elementary Field House to participate in a night with lots of running and fun! Don’t forget to wear your tennis shoes and a water bottle.

    March 20: Changing Spring Weather: Calling all junior scientists, engineers, explorers, inventors! Tonight's sessions will allow you to dive into fun weather activities. The crafts tonight will allow you to explore spring weather in the comfort of our classroom. Together we will explore rain, clouds, rainbows and wind activities. 

    March 27: No School Teacher Workshop Day

    April 3: Kids In the Kitchen: Join us for some fun! Cooking can be a challenge with children but it is a fabulous way to learn so many lifelong skills. Be prepared for some “cooking” fun as we will each be making our own cookies and completing many other activities around the central theme of “Kids in the Kitchen!”

    April 10: No School Easter Monday

    April 17: Bugs and Insects: Bugs are creepy and crawling….and a toddler favorite part of being outdoors. With over a million different species of insects to learn about, the possibilities are endless for tonight's session. Together, we will explore parts of an insect, insect life cycles, habitats, food and more.

    April 24: Buffalo River State Park: For this session, we will be heading to Buffalo RIver State Park with special guest teacher Mrs. Katie Palmer. Make sure your family is at the elementary school before 6:00 to take a ride in a school bus to the Buffalo River State Park. Once we arrive, we will have a short story and a special nature scavenger hunt. If it is easier for your family, you’re more than welcome to meet us at the State Park about 6:15. 

    May 1: Fun in the Sun Beach Party:  Let’s start thinking about summer and all the fun that summer has to offer. Come to ECFE this evening in your brightest summer attire for learning and fun with sidewalk chalk, a water table, bubbles and more!

    May 8: Year End Picnic with horse rides: 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 outside games, enjoy a picnic supper together and a horse drawn carriage ride!

    THANK YOU!  We look forward to working with you and your child.

     ECFE Registration Form 

    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.

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