Education starts early; ECFE celebrates 40 years of educating young children and their families
Considering that 90 percent of brain development occurs before age 5, learningóboth for children and parentsóplays a vital role long before formal education begins.
Recognizing that, six pilot Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) programs were started by the state of Minnesota in 1974. By 1989, those six programs had been joined by 320 more, including Minnewaska. In 2013, just before its 40th year, ECFE offered 11,188 classes statewide with 112,798 children and 120,312 parents attending. read entire story. . . .