ECFE: Early Childhood Family Education Classes

Classes and programs designed especially for families with newborn babies to 5-year-olds.

COVID-19 UPDATES: Distance Learning begins.

Distance Learning begins on Monday, April 6 for ECFE and Preschool Families, while our buildings remain closed.

Find Early Childhood Distance Learning Plans for Hopkins Preschool on our Distance Learning site.

For ECFE Distance Learning opportunities, please contact Angela Sandok:

Explore early childhood virtual classroom videos created by our early learning teachers.

You can always find a link to the Distance Learning site on our District home page at, click the Distance Learning tile.

Child care for parents who are first responders and healthcare workers is available, register here.

Registration for ECFE classes is ongoing — you are welcome to join our classes any time during the school year, space permitting. Questions? Call Hopkins Early Childhood Family Education at 952-988-5000.

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Parent & Infant or Parent & Child classes

You are your child's first and most important teacher. Our ECFE (Early Childhood Family Education) classes are designed to support you in this important role. We have parent/child classes where you can connect and socialize with other parents and babies, while you discuss parenting topics with experienced parent educators. Check out our catalog to browse our classes. Check out photos of a typical day at ECFE.

There's more!

Join us for one-night special topic workshops, free classes, fun family events, free story time and dinners, vehicle fairs, free home visits, and many other activities! Scroll down this page for links to these events.

Where we are

ECFE classes are offered at the Harley Hopkins Family Center in Hopkins; and at Meadowbrook Elementary in Golden Valley. Hopkins Preschools are conveniently located in our Hopkins Public Schools' elementary schools throughout the District.

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Early Childhood Family Events and More

Find out more about our family fun events, free Storytime and Dinners, Daddy and Me events, and more!

Partner with us!

ECFE welcomes you to become involved in the program!