The Anoka-Hennepin Schools Early Learning Programs provides high-quality, inclusive programs designed to help families in their parenting efforts from birth to third grade.
Raising children is both a joy and a challenge. Babies do not come with instruction manuals, and questions often arise about the best ways to nurture and care for children as they grow from infants and toddlers to preparing to board the school bus on the first day of kindergarten and beyond.
Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE): Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) offers classes, events, playtime, and other opportunities designed to give families information, ideas, and skills to support their child's growth and development from birth to third grade. ECFE is a unique opportunity for families to participate in learning opportunities with their children.
Preschool: Anoka-Hennepin Schools Preschool offers preschool classes, which prepare children for kindergarten. The preschool curriculum is closely aligned with the Anoka-Hennepin School District kindergarten curriculum, and licensed teachers monitor child progress and development throughout the school year. All preschool classrooms are inclusive of children with a wide range of abilities. Children gain important skills and experiences learning to follow routines and rules, getting along with other children, literacy, books, and writing, plus math and number sense, science, art, and music.
Resources: Anoka-Hennepin Community Education and the Anoka-Hennepin School District offer a wide range of resources to support families raising early learners from birth to third grade.