Positive Preschooler – ages 2-5 years old










Sorry, this class is full. Registration form is at the bottom of this page. 

Registration Opens Monday, August 26, 2019, at NOON.

Reasons for enrolling in an Early Childhood Family Education class!

  • Learn parenting strategies to add to your parenting “toolbox”
  • Your child learns how to interact with others ·
  • You can meet other parents and gain support ·
  • Foster your child’s learning as brain development is at its peak ·
  • A positive first exposure to the school setting for your child ·

Early Childhood Family Education is a program for parents and their children from birth to kindergarten enrollment. It is based on the belief that the parent is the first and most important teacher. During their early years, children are growing rapidly – socially, intellectually, physically and emotionally. The central goal of ECFE is to enhance and support parents in providing for the healthy growth of their children.

ECFE classes are a safe, fun place to be with other families Early Childhood Education Staff ECFE is staffed by licensed Early Childhood and Parent Educators who work directly with parents and their young children. Adult Program Assistants are on staff and play a significant role in the early childhood room.  How Do I Get More Information?   Call: ECFE at 365-6166 Extension #1740 Email: mmattson@ely.k12.mn.us.

  •  Class schedule:
  • Positive Preschoolers (2-5 years old) Monday mornings 9-11 am 
  • Evening Owls (1-5 years old) Monday evenings 5:30-7: 30 pm
  • Infants and Toddlers (0-24 months) Tuesday mornings 9-11: 00 am

The Early Childhood Family Education classrooms are located in rooms 13 and 14 in the lower level of the Ely Memorial High School.

 ECFE classes begin the week of September 10. The registration pages for Early Childhood Family Education Fall Classes will open on Monday, August 27, 2018, at 12:00. 

In order to maintain quality and safety in ECFE, class sizes are limited. Classes will be filled in the order in which registrations are received. Upon completion of this registration form, you will receive immediate confirmation that your child has a place in the program.  However, your registration is NOT complete until the immunization record (or waiver) and fee is received.  If the immunization record/waiver and fee are not received by the first class, your place will be given to another student on the waiting list.  Fees may be waived in the case of financial hardship.

An immunization record or a waiver is a state requirement for all ECFE students.

Please promptly mail a copy of each child’s immunization record and payment (please see fee scale below) to: 
                                          ISD 696
                                          600 East Harvey Street
                                          Ely, MN  55731<

Income fee scale:
Up to $9,999              One Child $15 – Additional Child $4
$10,000 – $19,999     One Child $25 – Additional Child $6
$20,000 – $29,999     One Child $35 – Additional Child $9
$30,000 – $49,999     One Child $45 – Additional Child $11
$50,000 and Up         One Child $55 – Additional Child $14
If you have more than one child, please complete the form for each child

This ECFE class is currently full. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please contact Mary Mattson at mmattson@ely.k12.mn.us

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