Early Childhood Family Services
Early Childhood Family Services (ECFS) offers families with children birth through prekindergarten a variety of programs and services. Our mission is to provide quality learning opportunities and resources for all young families in School District 196.
Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)
Early Childhood Family Education is known for its wide variety of weekly classes, one-time events and special quality learning opportunities. It is a great way to learn parenting skills and enjoy time with your children during the years from birth through prekindergarten.
School Readiness Preschool
School Readiness Preschool prepares children and their families for school through a variety of programs, including Bridge to School and Preschool Discovery. Classes are held at various locations throughout the district.
Family School, a Family Literacy program, is a collaboration between ECFS and Adult Basic Education. Parents who are learning English as a second language, finishing their high school degree or working on improving their work skills may attend adult classes while their children participate in an Early Childhood program. Parents also participate weekly in parenting classes.
ECFE SINGS CD Now Available for Purchase!
Support ECFS by purchasing a CD with 49 children's favorite songs performed by District 196 ECFS staff and friends. It is a wonderful opportunity for you and your child to learn and enjoy circle time songs outside of class. Order for your family, and give the gift of music to others by simply clicking here to fill out an order form. Send your form, along with payment, to reserve your copy today!
Sample Song from ECFE SINGS CD:
Skidamarink Click here to play music
Click here for ECFE SINGS CD Lyrics