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.
District 196 Preschools (formerly known as Bridge to School and Preschool Discovery) prepare children and their families for school through a variety of programs, including Connections Preschool and Kindergarten Camp Propel. 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.