Houston Public School District
Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)
Houston Early Childhood Center
402 S Grant St, Houston, MN, 55943-8625
Distance: 965 Miles
Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) is a program for families and children. It helps parents/caregivers create a positive setting for child development and growth, and enrich their parenting skills. The overall goal is to strengthen families.
Early Childhood Family Education is designed for parents and their children ages birth to kindergarten enrollment, expectant parents, and for families up to third grade. The programs recognize the home is a child's first learning environment and parents are their children's primary and most influential teachers.
The mission 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.
Client Information and Specialization
- Sliding fee scale
All Minnesota families with children between the ages of birth until starting kindergarten and expectant parents. If a school district has a PreK - 3rd grade initiative, that may provide parenting education services up to third grade.
Contact your local school district. An early childhood finder with school district information is available online: http://w20.education.state.mn.us/ELSSearch/search.do
Classes have a sliding fee based on family income. Fees are waived for families unable to pay.
Houston Public School District
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
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HD-1800Early Childhood Education Definition
Programs that provide educational activities and experiences for children from birth to age five which are intended to foster social, physical, emotional and intellectual growth and prepare them for further formal learning.
PH-6100.1500Child Development Classes Definition
Programs that offer classes for parents or for parents and their children that focus on the developmental stages of maturation from infancy through adolescence and the child rearing problems that arise with each stage. Classes may be purely instructional or may include an experiential element in which parents bring their infants or toddlers to class and observe their behavior as an example of the specific material being discussed.
PH-6100.6800Parenting Skills Classes Definition
Programs that teach skills that enable parents to deal constructively and consistently with a broad spectrum of child rearing problems which may include sibling rivalry; school behavior and performance; poor self-esteem; shyness; drug use; sexual promiscuity; and the whole range of negative, acting-out behaviors including whining, temper tantrums, disobedience, insolence and destructiveness. Some parenting skills development programs utilize a step-by-step approach for managing specific problems and may incorporate application at home of techniques that were discussed and practiced in the classroom setting. Other programs may offer participatory family workshops which provide opportunities for parents and children to learn and practice methods for dealing with one another under the guidance of a trained facilitator. Most training programs teach the parent a particular way of talking and relating to their children that reinforces positive behaviors and communication and decreases negative behaviors while supporting the development of a relationship that is built on fairness, mutual caring and respect.
YK-6500.6300Parents of Preschool Aged Children Definition
Parents, one or more of whose children is age three to five.