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Early Childhood Family Education

Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Schools

  Welcome to DGF ECFE!  Early Childhood Family Education is a program of District 2164 for all families with young children (age birth up until kindergarten).  ECFE believes that the years before a child begins school are the most important in their development.  The program is based on the recognition that the home is the child's first learning environment and that the parents are the primary and most important teachers.  All activities provide opportunities to build positive parent/child relationships while having fun together!


Common Questions About Our Classes

Who attends the classes? Other parents and children just like you  

What activities are offered? You and your child explore the ECFE room together.  Learning activities are provided as well as time for open play.  This time also includes a group "Circle Time" of songs and stories.  The activities are adjusted for each age group. qParent Discussion time is during the second half of class.  A licensed parent facilitator provides resources and guides discussion about child development.

When are the classes offered? We offer four different sessions of classes each year!  The first fall session begins the middle of September and the second fall session begins the second week of November.  Our winter session begins the third week of January and our spring session begins the middle of March.  Each session will last between 6 and 8 weeks.  Watch the Rebel News for class details or email RoseAnn Ulness (rulness@dgf.k12.mn.us) for an up-to-date list of class offerings! 

How do I join?   Call RoseAnn Ulness at (218) 477-6952.  Give your child's name, birth date, your phone number, and the name of the class you wish to join.

After registering what do I do? On the starting date and time of your class, come to the Early Childhood Classroom.  Please bring your child's immunization record.  Fees may be paid at the first class session.

Class Offerings:

Class sessions begin: Sept. 17th(6 week session), Nov. 5th(6 week session), Jan. 7th(7 week session), and March 5th(8 week session) 

Fees vary due to the number of classes per session.  Each class is $5 per meeting.  For example: a class that meets five times during a six week session is $25.  If you are unable to pay the class fee, please contact us for scholarship opportunities.


Marvelous Mondays! (2-5 yrs)  Glyndon Site- Mondays: 6:15-7:45 pm

Come for an evening of fun!  Bring your child to paint, create, sing, and play.  There will also be time to discuss parenting issues that are chosen by the parents according to their concerns and interests.


Growing Great Kids (Birth-5 yrs) Glyndon Site- Mondays: 11:30 am-1:00 pm

Come for a morning of fun!  Bring your child to paint, create, sing, and play.  This is a non-separating class, but there will be the opportunity to discuss parenting issues during the second half of class in the classroom.

 Busy Bodies (2-3 yrs) Dilworth Site- Thursdays: 6:15-7:45 pm

Busy Bodies are constantly on the go!  Children learn best when they can freely interact with their environment and other people.  This class is a great opportunity for young children to experiment with different activities, explore the environment and meet first friends. Parent discussion topics will center on parenting your independent two and three year old.


Special ECFE Theme Nights for ages 2-5 yrs and their parent

Register for each night separately. 6:15-7:30 pm $6 per child

Tuesday, March 13th- St Patrick's Day Fun!

Tuesday, March 27th- Bunnies and Eggs and Chicks Oh My!

Tuesday, April 24th- The Very Hungry Caterpillar Night