Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)

Baby and me class

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) is helping to build the blocks for family and school
success. If you have children from birth to age five and are looking for support, information and education on raising children please join us at ECFE.

We welcome new families, your first term is always free.

ECFE is a Community Education program for ALL families and children birth through kindergarten. We offer a comfortable, informal parent discussion group, and a fun place to meet, learn, and play with other parents and children.

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Summer 2020: Virtual Programming

ECFE baby doll circle time

ECFE is offering free virtual drop-in parenting connection classes for anyone and everyone in the community. The classes will be held on Wednesdays in June and July (June 10, 17, 24 and July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29).

The two options offered are: 

Ages and Stages with Heather Millard from 9:30-11 a.m.: This class will be tailored to your family’s developmental stages, focusing on building and maintaining positive family relationships from birth to third grade.

Surviving Summer with Lynnea Pfohl, 8-9:30 p.m.: This class will focus on different topics and tips for getting through the strangest summer yet! Lynnea will also provide a short activity and resource list each week. 

The classes will be held on Zoom. To find the links, follow the Winona ECFE page on Facebook, or email heather.millard@winona.k12.mn.us. 

Programming for August will be announced at a later date.

Debbie Brady

Educational Assistant

Jill Burt

Educational Assistant

Stephanie Gilliland

Early Childhood Screening Coordinator, School Readiness Coordinator

Sheila Kirkvold

Educational Assistant

Jessica Marish

Early Childhood Teacher

Heather Millard

Early Childhood Family Education Coordinator, Parent Educator

Lynnea Pfohl

Parent Educator

Glenda Roellich

Community Education Secretary


  • President - Ashley Ferk
  • Secretary - Chris Phan
  • Treasurer - Lindsy O'Shea

Visitors are always welcome! Looking for a volunteer opportunity that contributes to the quality of life for families with young children in our community? JOIN ECFE PTA!

ECFE PTA meets monthly on the 2nd Wednesday of the month (Sept. 11, Oct. 19, Nov. 13, Dec. 11, Jan. 8) from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the ECFE Parent Education Room 103

Family Gym Nights: ECFE PTA invites you to come and play with your preschool children! These Friday gym nights are free and no registration is needed. PTA members will be available to help and answer your questions. These are held at Goodview Elementary, 5100 W 9th Street, Winona, enter through the Early Childhood entrance. The gym nights are from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the following Fridays in 2020: Jan. 3, Jan. 10, Jan. 17, Jan. 24, Jan. 31, Feb. 7, Feb. 14, Feb. 28, March 6, March 20 and March 27. 

ECFE PTA Family Dance: Join us for the 15th annual ECFE PTA Family Dance from 5:30-7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21. Bring the whole family for music, "The Dream Date" drawing and the 50/50 drawing. There is NO FEE for this dance.