St. Paul Early Childhood Family Education
The mission of ECFE is to strengthen families through education and support of all parents in providing the best possible environment for the healthy growth and development of their children. ECFE provides education in child development and parent/child relationships, which sets the stage for children's school success.
Family literacy is an approach to intergenerational learning focused on the family. It acknowledges family and culture as the foundation of learning for the child. Family literacy recognizes the parent as the child's first teacher and the literacy of the parent as crucial to the development of the literacy of the child. Family literacy provides instruction to enrich the home environments through interactive, intergenerational learning that models, supports, values and promotes literacy and lifelong learning skills.