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The foundation preserves and enhances the social and economic vitality of our communities by supporting quality educational programs for young children and families.

We build awareness and foster financial support of Early Childhood Family Services programs through community advocacy campaigns, key partnerships with private and public organizations, and an ongoing commitment to develop, maintain, and promote model early childhood and family programs for the state of Minnesota.


Run for Hope 5K
Participants of all ages enjoyed the beautiful spring day while helping to support the ECFS Foundation.

Annual Valentine's Party was a big success
Attendance at the annual ECFE Valentine's Party was the highest in the past 3 years! more>

Square One Art annual fundraiser
The Advisory Council planned a fun way for families to help faise money to support ECFS programs. more>

Paul Axtell presents communication strategies
The ECFS Foundation and ECFE Advisory Council hosted this speaker event featuring Paul Axtell, author of Ten Powerful Things to Say to Your Kids. more>

ECFE Valentine's Party celebrates the season
The ECFS Foundation and the ECFE Advisory Council hosted a Valentine's Party featuring the Roe Family Singers. Families enjoyed time together making themed crafts and dancing to the music. more>

Foundation sponsors local parenting speakers
The ECFS Foundation sponsored local parenting speakers Paul Bernabei and Tom Cody in April 2012. Paul and Tom talked about parents teaching their children to learn from their mistakes. more>

Valentine's concert fun for District 196 families
The ECFS Foundation sponsored an ECFE Valentine's bash with Koo Koo Kanga Roo. The children's concert brought District 196 families together for music, activities and fun. more >

Foundation sponsors national parenting speaker
The ECFS Foundation sponsored national parenting speaker, Erin Walsh in April 2011. Erin talked about teaching kids respect and self-discipline in the 21st century. more >

Children's Concert warms up winter
The ECFS Foundation brought music, fun and friendship to District 196 families by hosting a children's concert with Bob the Beachcomber. more >

ECFE Sings!
The ECFS Foundation has produced a CD of the most popular songs sung during Early Childhood and Family Education classes.
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