Parent/Child ECFE Classes

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

Classes Begin:

  • Week of September 16th
  • Week of November 4th
  • Week of January 6th
  • Week of March 4th



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 (classes that are only 1 hour are at a reduced rate). If you are unable to pay the class fee, please contact us for scholarship opportunities.


Terrific Tuesdays! (Ages 2 up to kindergarten)

You and your child will have opportunities to paint, create, sing and play! These activities will support cognitive and social development while learning solutions to parenting challenges and enjoying opportunities to develop friendships.

Tuesdays at the Glyndon Site 6:15-7:45 pm


Adventures in Parenting (Ages 2 up to kindergarten)

Calling all moms, dads, toddlers and preschoolers! Come and enjoy your time together doing art projects, support their social development playing with other children, and explore other learning activities!

  • Thursdays at the Dilworth Site 6:15-7:45 pm


Growing Great Kids (Ages birth up to kindergarten)

Come for a fun class to wear the kids out before nap time! Bring your child to paint, create, sing and play! Have an early lunch at home and then come explore the classroom. This is a non-separating class.

  • Wednesdays at the Glyndon Site 12:00-1:30 pm