ECFE / School Readiness

Early Childhood / School Readiness 2017-2018 Calendars:

Barnum School Readiness

A 4 Star Parent Aware Rated Preschool Program that will provide the following for your young child:

  • Kindergarten preparedness,
  • Social and emotional development,
  • Practice making good choices,
  • Opportunities to learn to care for self and others,
  • Promotion of language and cognitive skills,
  • Nurturing of curiosity,
  • Activities to boost pre-math and literacy skills,
  • Activities to help develop gross and fine motor skills.


Tuition  is based on a sliding fee scale.


ECFE Enrollment Form 2017

Early Childhood Release Form

ECFE Bus Form

Fee Charts – Begindergarten 2017-2018

Fee Charts – Leaps & Bounds 2017-2018

Fee Charts – Little Steps 2017-2018

Begindergarten Supply List

Leaps and Bounds Supply List

Little Steps Supply List

For more information about school readiness programs, contact Lori Cawcutt, Coordinator 218-389-3001 or Community Education at 218-389-0108.


Early Childhood Events!!

ECFE Special Event

Small Talk: Baby Sign Language

Baby Sign Language offers parents the opportunity to communicate with children long before they can verbalize their wants and needs. Research studies show that signing with babies accelerates language acquisition, reduces frustration, and as children mature, results in a greater interest in reading. Of the many positive benefits of baby sign language, the most important is that signing will greatly deepen the bond between you and your child. This class will introduce basic baby signs that are based on American Sign Language (ASL) and is designed for expectant parents, parents, grandparents and caregivers with hearing babies who range in age from birth to 18 months.  You will learn useful tips on how to teach babies to sign, how to integrate these signs into your everyday routines and jump-start your child’s verbal skills.

When: Mon, Nov 13


Where: ECFE room

Instructor: Kari Fairclough

Cost: FREE!

Child Care will be provided.

Deadline: Wed, Nov 8


FREE Halloween Party  at the Barnum Fire Hall

Tuesday, October 31 from 5:00-7:00 p

Sponsored by the Barnum Area Community Club, Barnum Community Education, Barnum Volunteer Fire Dept., Bomber Club & Little B’s Early Childhood Learning Center.