Early Childhood Family Education

Parents who take an active role in their child’s education have children who do better in school and life! If you have a young child under the age of 5, please join us for ECFE! Early Childhood Family Education Classes are fun for both children and parents! Hope to see you there!

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) is a program for children and their parents to participate in together.  Classes are held weekly. Each class has time for parents and children to do activities together and then a time when they separate. During the separation time, children are with a teacher and assistants and are able to participate in activities with peers while parents meet with each other and a parent educator to discuss topics important to parents. ECFE is open to all children birth to Kindergarten entrance. There is a fee to participate based on a sliding fee scale.

Help us build our Early Childhood Mailing List! Do you have a child under the age of 5? If so, we would like to add you to our early childhood mailing list.  Please call DaNeil Sirjord at 218-749-8130  ex. 1116, or email What we need: Parent and child’s names, child’s birthday, address, phone number, and if you have an email, we would like that too!

Early Childhood Family Education Teaching Staff

Cherry School
Deb Spencer
Lori Udovich
Northeast Range
Jane Bradford
Val Beale
North Woods School
Becky Chopp
Lori Udovich 
South Ridge School
Christina Nelson
Sara Lorbiecki-Brown 
Tower-Soudan School
Mary Larson
Val Beale

For more information, please contact your local school or contact DaNeil Sirjord or call 749-8130  ex. 1116.



To enroll in early childhood programs in Minnesota, children must have up to date immunizations or file a legal exemption.  Parents may file a medical exemption signed by a health care provider or a conscientious objection signed by a parent/guardian and notarized.  Our school district follows Minnesota law with regards to immunizations and your child will not be able to attend any early childhood programming if immunizations are not up to date.
No child with overdue immunizations will be allowed to attend.
If you need assistance obtaining immunizations please contact the St. Louis County Health Department at 1-800-450-9777 for information about low cost or no cost immunizations.