Hastings ECFE

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) recognizes that parents are their child’s first and most important teachers.  ECFE offers learning experiences to help support families as they learn and grow together.

All ECFE classes are taught by licensed early childhood teachers and parent educators to provide the quality education parents are looking for.

Together, parents and children, participate in activities and experiences that foster children’s developing social, emotional, cognitive, physical, and language skills.

ECFE teachers use the Parent Education Core Curriculum Framework and Early Childhood Indicators of Progress: Minnesota’s Early Learning Standards provided through the Minnesota Department of Education.

What Happens at ECFE?

Family Time
Parents and children experience learning together through age-appropriate activities, songs and stories.

Parent Time
Licensed parent educator leads parents in discussion to support parenting knowledge and skills.

Children’s Time
Early Childhood teacher guides children in interactions and experiences to support all areas of development and school readiness through social interactions.

>Winter 2024 ECFE Class Schedule

>2023-2024 Early Childhood Calendar

Class fees are based on a Sliding Fee Scale.  Multi-Sibling discount is available.  No family will be turned away due to the inability to pay.

LevelAnnual IncomeHourly Cost of Class
E$19,999 and lower$0.00

Questions about ECFE?  Call Angie McGinnis at 651-480-7678 or e-mail at

New Baby at Your Home?

We want to welcome your little one to School District 200!  Please contact us to schedule a free “Welcome Baby Visit” and a free gift for families with babies birth to 4 months old. Call Angie McGinnis, ECFE Coordinator, at 651-480-7678 or email her at

ECFE Parent Advisory Council 

The Advisory Council welcomes YOU! The parent volunteers of the Advisory Council support your ECFE program in many different ways. Our meetings are held once a month, usually during the days (with child care provided). We know that the early childhood years are busy ones, and we value whatever contribution works for you and your family. If interested in learning more about the advisory council, please call Angie McGinnis at 651-480-7678 for ECFE Advisory Council contact information and meeting dates.

Here’s what ELAC Members do:

  • Fund scholarships and tuition assistance for ECFE programs through fundraising activities such as the Butter Braids selling and Little Learner Event.
  • Advise the program director on programming.
  • Reach out to the community to increase ECFE awareness and participation.
  • Support teachers and staff providing classroom supplies, recognition and support.
  • Promote ECFE by holding events such as the Legislative Breakfast that spotlights our programs before local legislators to garner their support.

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