Early Childhood Family Education

For a listing of all of our Preschool & ECFE classes and activities click below:
Winter 2019 Early Childhood/Preschool Information

Fall 2019 Early Childhood/Preschool Information


Want to Register for an ECFE Class
Registration forms can also be picked up at Pequot Lakes Family Education Center or call 218-562-7520.
Please register online or by mailing in the following form or bring it to the ECFE Family Center
All families are welcome.  No one will be denied participation due to inability to pay. 

ECFE Class Sliding fee  

Yearly Income

ECFE Class Fees /child A    | B


$65       | $33

$50,000 – $74,999

$55        | $28

$25,000 – $49,999

$45       | $23

$25,000 or less

$30        | $15


For siblings of children attending most ECFE daytime classes with their parent.  Available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservation and full payment required 

at time of class registration.

Fee: $20/child for 10-week class session 

Fee: $10/child for 5-week class session

After you have registered, assume that you are enrolled in the class of your choice. You will be called only if there is a change or cancellation in the sessions. If you have any further questions, call 562-7520.

Mail the following form to: 
ECFE   30805 Olson St.
 Pequot Lakes, MN  56472

Learning Is Fun Information

Learning is Fun is a parent and child preschool program for children ages 3-4 years.  This adult/child class allows children and parents to attend class together one day a week and children attend alone for one day a week.  Child must be 3 years old by September 1, 2017 and toilet trained. Required parenting day is Tuesdays for the first hour of class.  

Learning Is Fun Online Payment/Registration Link (click image below):

Learning Is Fun Payment Link

School Readiness Information 

School Readiness is a preschool program for all 4 & 5 year old children in the Pequot Lakes School District. Children who will be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2014 are eligible to attend. The program provides opportunities for children to help them prepare for the Kindergarten experience. Please see our School Readiness web page. Or for more information please call Shannon Wheeler, School Readiness Coordinator, 218-562-7520.
School Readiness Online Payment Link (click image below):
School Readiness Payment Link

The Pequot Lakes Early Childhood Learning is Fun & School Readiness programs have been approved for the Four Star Rating by Parent Aware.  This is the highest rating given to a preschool program.  Scholarships are available for children age 3-5 based on income eligibility.  Please contact Shannon at 218-562-7520 for more information.

Early Childhood Screening
Early Childhood Screenings will be held on the following dates at the Pequot Lakes Family Education Center at Eagle View Elementary:
  • March 4, 2019
  • April 8, 2019

 In Minnesota, all children are required to complete Early Childhood Screening before they enter kindergarten.  The free screening is for children ages 3 - 5 years old.  The best time for a child to be screened is between 3 and 4 years of age.  You will be contacted to schedule an appointment for your child.  However, if your child is eligible and you are either new to the Pequot Lakes School District or have not been contacted, please call 218-562-7520 or 218-562-7521 to schedule an appointment.

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Help Me Grow Referral
If you have concerns about your child's growth or development, visit helpmegrowmn and complete the Help Me Grow referral information. A professional will contact you to arrange a screening or evaluation to determine if your child is eligible for free Help Me Grow: Infant and Toddler Intervention services. You can also talk to a professsional and find out ways which you can get connected with various resources in Minnesota.

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School Census
Ages 0-5 

A census is now being taken to determine the numbers of all children ages 0-5 in this district. If you are new to the district or have not been enrolled in the Early Childhood programs please fill out the form below or contact Abby Jacobs at 562-7521 or Shannon Wheeler at 562-7520 to register your child in Pequot Lakes School District #186.

Book Orders

ECFE/School Readiness
Scholastic Book Order Program

To order...

  • SIGN UP here at www.scholastic.com/bookclubs. On the parent page, register by clicking the “Don’t have a user name or password?” link. When prompted, enter the one-time Class Activation Code shown below. This unique code ensures that your order is sent to me. 
    Class Activation Code: H3W7P

  • SELECT the books you’d like to order- choose from thousands of titles (many more than in our monthly flyers that are sent home).

  • SUBMIT your order/payment to me online by the due date and your child’s books will be delivered directly to my classroom.
Ordering online is fast, easy, and secure.
Of course, we still take paper orders in the classroom if that works best for you. Please include the name of your child’s teacher and payment made out to Scholastic Book Clubs (one check is okay even if ordering from multiple catalogs). Go online here to place your order.

If you have any questions you can reach me at 562-7530.

Thank you for your support.

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