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Early Childhood Family Education


ECFE is a program where parents and children ages birth to 5 come to "school" together each week. Our programs set the stage for parent involvement and childrens' success in their K - 12 education. Your role as a parent in the beginning years of your child's life is crucial. Intellectual, physical, social, and emotional growth occurs rapidly from birth to age 5.  At no other time will your child's development be as great.
Your home is the child's first learning environment. During these important years, you the parent are the child's most significant teacher.  Raising a child can be a very rewarding and sometimes frustrating experience.  We invite you to share with us the joys and challenges of parenting. 
Our classes are staffed by licensed family educators and Early Childhood teachers.  For further information please contact  - Sarah Tabaka ECFE Coordinator - 218-562-7520

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Learning is Fun Preschool
This class provides a preschool experience where children discover learning through songs, games, finger plays, art, snacks, and more.  These classes incorporate many hands on activites that enhance the learning process for children. A parent or adult needs to attend the first class with their child and then the child attends alone for the remainder of the sessions.

Please register by mailing in the ECFE registration form (see side bar for registration form) or bring it to the ECFE Family Center.

All families are welcome.  No one will be denied participation due to inability to pay. 

Sliding fee scale:

Yearly Income

10 week 1-1 1/2  hour ECFE Class Fees

10 week 2 Hour ECFE Class Fees

$25,000 or less



$25 – 50,0000



$50 – 75,000



Over $75,000



Sibling Care Fee:  10 week class = $18

After you have registered, assume that you are enrolled in the class of your choice.
You will be called only if there is a change or cancellation in the sessions.
If you have any further questions, call 562-7520.
Mail the following form to : ECFE   30805 Olson St.   Pequot Lakes, MN  56472                      

Registration forms can also be picked up at Pequot Lakes Family Center or call 218-562-7520.

School Readiness
School Readiness is a preschool program for all 4 & 5 year old children in the Pequot Lakes School District.  Children who will be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2014 are eligible to attend.  The program provides opportunities for children to help them prepare for the Kindergarten experience.  Please see our School Readiness web page.  Or for more information please call Sarah Tabaka, School Readiness Coordinator, 218-562-7520.

Early Childhood Screening
The 2014-2015 Early Childhood Screenings will be held on

Friday, September 5, 2014

Monday, December 1, 2014


  Screenings are held at the Pequot Lakes Early Childhood Center at EagleView.  In Minnesota, all children are required to complete Early Childhood Screening before they enter kindergarten.  The free screening is for children ages 3 - 5 years old.  The best time for a child to be screened is between 3 and 4 years of age.  You will be contacted to schedule an appointment for your child.  However, if your child is eligible and you are either new to the Pequot Lakes School District or have not been contacted, please call 218-562-7520 or 218-562-7521 to schedule an appointment.
Please see our Screening Web Page for more information.