Early Childhood Family Education

Early Childhood Family Education
  • Battle Creek Elementary and Saint Paul Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) offer parent and early childhood education for families with children between birth and kindergarten age.

    ECFE is based on the idea that the family provides a child's first and most important learning environment, and parents are a child's first and most significant teachers. ECFE works 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.

    ECFE offers open enrollment, which means every ECFE class is open to all Saint Paul residents. You may find a class that suits your family's needs at a site outside your neighborhood. If you would like to view a complete list of classes offered through ECFE and where they are offered click here.

    In addition to its neighborhood sites, ECFE offers classes in infant parenting, family literacy and adolescent parenting to the residents of Saint Paul. For more information on these classes click here.

    Early Childhood Family Education
    1845 Sheridan Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55116
    Phone: 651-793-5410

    ECFE at Battle Creek Elementary:

    • Baby FUNdamentals Drop-In play and learn group
    • Somali families class on Monday mornings
    • Three-Day Family Literacy class with limited transportation for families learning English

2014-15 Schedule

  • Monday

    • 9 to 11 a.m. Somali Parenting


    • 8:30-11 a.m. Family Literacy
    • 1-2:30 p.m. Baby FUNdamentals Birth to 6 Months


    • 8:30-11 a.m. Family Literacy
    • 12:30-2:30 Birth-K


    • 8:30-11 a.m. Family Literacy


    • 9:30-11:30 a.m. Birth to K

Second Semester Registation

  • We will be registering families for our second semester of classes beginning on Monday, January 12 with second semester classes beginning on Thursday, January 22. Families can register on-line at our web site or sending a registration form to the Battle Creek ECFE site directly or our main office at 1845 Sheridan Avenue, St Paul, MN 55116.