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Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)

Children learn and develop more in the first five years than they do at any other time in their lives and most of this learning takes place in the home environment. For this reason, Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) includes young children and parents. Classes are designed for parents and children, birth to kindergarten enrollment.

Healthy Beginnings - Home Visits

This is a free service for all families in South St. Paul Public School, Special District 6.

What can I expect from home visits? 

  • Practical tips and answers for your questions
  • Information about community resources, feeding/sleeping routines, health, development and safety information
  • Check baby's weight
  • Share a welcome gift bag!

For more information or to schedule a home visit, please call (651) 457-9418.

School Census

South St. Paul Public Schools seeks your cooperation in the collection of certain information concerning the people and children in your household. Correct census information is very important for district planning purposes, such as projecting enrollment, staffing, facilities and transportation, and allows the school district to inform you of programs such as:

  • Early Childhood Family Education (parent and child classes)
  • Early Childhood Screening (required by law before kindergarten attendance)
  • School Readiness Programs
  • Preschool Registration
  • Kindergarten Registration

Please download the School Census form and return the completed form to ECFE at The information you provide will be used for District purposes only. Call the SSP Family Education Center at (651) 457-9418 with any questions.

Register for ECFE Classes

Browse the Tridistrict ECFE digital catalog using the link below to see the class descriptions and register.


ECFE Handbooks

Handbook for families involved in the SSP's Early Learning Program, including Early Childhood Family Education, Early Childhood Screening and Preschool.

Click the following to download copies of the ECFE Parent Handbook:

ECFE Handbook

ECFE Handbook          (SPANISH)