Minnesota State Academies for the Deaf and Blind (MSA)

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)

Classes and services for parents of young children focusing on ways to support children's learning and development.


Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) is a program for parents and their children ages birth to kindergarten enrollment, expectant parents, and for families up to third grade. It helps parents/caregivers create a positive setting for child development and growth, and enriches their parenting skills.

The program recognizes that the home is a child's first learning environment and parents are their children's primary and most influential teachers.

The goal of ECFE is to strengthen families and enhance the ability of all parents to provide the best possible environment for the healthy growth and development of their children.


  • Area Served by County
    • Aitkin County
    • Anoka County
    • Becker County
    • Beltrami County
    • Benton County
    • Big Stone County
    • Blue Earth County
    • Brown County
    • Carlton County
    • Carver County
    • Cass County
    • Chippewa County
    • Chisago County
    • Clay County
    • Clearwater County
    • Cook County
    • Cottonwood County
    • Crow Wing County
    • Dakota County
    • Dodge County
    • Douglas County
    • Faribault County
    • Fillmore County
    • Freeborn County
    • Goodhue County
    • Grant County
    • Hennepin County
    • Houston County
    • Hubbard County
    • Isanti County
    • Itasca County
    • Jackson County
    • Kanabec County
    • Kandiyohi County
    • Kittson County
    • Koochiching County
    • Lac qui Parle County
    • Lake County
    • Lake of the Woods County
    • Le Sueur County
    • Lincoln County
    • Lyon County
    • Mahnomen County
    • Marshall County
    • Martin County
    • McLeod County
    • Meeker County
    • Mille Lacs County
    • Morrison County
    • Mower County
    • Murray County
    • Nicollet County
    • Nobles County
    • Norman County
    • Olmsted County
    • Otter Tail County
    • Pennington County
    • Pine County
    • Pipestone County
    • Polk County
    • Pope County
    • Ramsey County
    • Red Lake County
    • Redwood County
    • Renville County
    • Rice County
    • Rock County
    • Roseau County
    • Scott County
    • Sherburne County
    • Sibley County
    • St. Louis County
    • Statewide
    • Stearns County
    • Steele County
    • Stevens County
    • Swift County
    • Todd County
    • Traverse County
    • Wabasha County
    • Wadena County
    • Waseca County
    • Washington County
    • Watonwan County
    • Wilkin County
    • Winona County
    • Wright County
    • Yellow Medicine County
  • Payment
    • Sliding fee scale
  • Specialization
    • Blind or visually impaired
    • Children and/or youth with disabilities
    • Deaf or hard-of-hearing
    • Family


All Minnesota expectant parents and families with children between the ages of birth until starting kindergarten. If a school district has a PreK through 3rd grade initiative, that may provide parenting education services up to third grade.

Application Instructions

Contact your local school district.


Classes have a sliding fee based on family income. Fees are waived for families unable to pay.


615 Olof Hanson Dr, Faribault, MN, 55021

Area Served

Minnesota State Academies

Phone Numbers

  • Primary Contact for this program: 507-384-6685
  • Video: 507-412-5129




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