Fall 2017 Schedule

For Parents and Children

Welcome to the Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) program. Parents have a great influence on their children as the first and most significant teachers in their lives. Because the role of parenting is so important, this program is designed to include children with their parents where they will reassure parenting skills, encourage children in caring ways, and will bring parents and children together for a variety of shared experiences.


         Join ECFE for support, information, and enjoyable activities with your children. Any family with children between birth and kindergarten is welcome to attend. There will be a $15.00 fee per family/year for classes. No family will be denied participation due to an inability to pay.

Please pre-register 1 week before class starts

Please use the Southeast door (office). Class meets in room 101.



Textures All Around Me

3-5 year olds Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 (Tuesdays) 6:30-8pm

A great way to start off the year! Come and spend this family time together with activities focusing around different types of textures all around us. We will be learning through art, books activities, and music. Circle time, story, and snack complete the evening as parents explore topics of interest.


All About Me

2-5 year olds Nov. 14, 21, 28, Dec. 5 (Tuesdays) 6:30-8pm

Explore the world of our bodies through books, activities, art, and music. We will be focusing on our noses, eyes, hands, and ears. Circle time, story, and snack complete the evening as parents explore topics of interest.





Pre-registration one week ahead is recommended

Pre-register by calling the school at 945-6953 ext. 171,

Email: bmeine@isd599.org

Mail: ECFE, F-B School, 210 Mill St S, Fertile, MN 56540

*All special events “Fun Nights” are free of charge unless otherwise stated.


Monday September 25 6pm (Bus leaves from gym lobby at 5:45)

Enjoy a night of fun at the pumpkin patch! We have the opportunity for parents and children (birth to Kindergarten) to ride a school bus to Garden Hills. We will enjoy stories, games, snack, corn maze, and each ECFE child will get to choose a pumpkin to come home with! Pre-registration is very important as we have limited number of bus space. If you would like to drive separately, the event will start at 6pm.



Thursday, Oct. 12th 6:15-7:15pm At Fair Meadow Nursing Home

Enjoy an evening of games, activities, stories, and fun with our neighbors at the Fair Meadow Nursing Home. A snack will be provided. Please meet at Fair Meadow Nursing Home.



Thursday, Nov. 2nd 6:30-8pm (School Lunchroom)

Children birth to kindergarten are invited to bring their Grandparents or Special Adult for a night full of activities, art, and learning.



Monday, Dec. 11th 6:30-8pm (School Lunchroom)

Celebrate the season with a night of fun activities, music, crafts, and a visit from the Claus family! Enjoy a special snack and a book from Santa.

PRESCHOOL SCREENING- Friday Nov. 10th (8am-12pm)

State guidelines make preschool screening mandatory before entrance to preschool and kindergarten. It is an opportunity for parents and care givers to review their child’s growth and development and follow up any concerns. The fall screening date is Nov. 10th and families will be notified. If you are new to the district, please call the school at 218-945-6953.


Parents with children 0-5 years of age… You are never too young… or too new… to be in our school census. Call the school at 218-945-6953 to enroll your child on the census.









Pre-registration Form

Mail to: ECFE, Fertile-Beltrami School 210 Mill St. S, Fertile, MN 56736

Or call 218-945-6953 ext. 171

Or email bmeine@isd599.org

Parent’s Name__________________ Home Phone_____________

Address_______________________ Work Phone_____________

Child’s Name          Birth Date                     Session       

_______________      _____________ __________________

_______________      _____________ __________________

$15.00 class fee enclosed____  Fee for 2017-18 previously paid____

Unable to pay at this time____