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Early Childhood

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 SoWashCo Schools, 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.


Sharon Griffiths

Beth Quist
Site Coordinator
Liberty Ridge Site 2

Ann Mockenhaupt
Site Coordinator
District Program Center


Joyce Beaird
Early Learning Family
Services Manager

Office Hours:
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Winter/Spring ECFE Registration

Registration now through December 10 to be included in our lottery placement for winter/spring semester. After December 10 we will continue to accept registrations on a first come, first served basis. Winter/spring semester runs January 24 - May 27. Fall semester ends January 14. For fall class availability, please call 651-425-7181 or email

Register  WInter/Spring 2022 Class Schedule

ECFE Classes and Activities

Parent Resources