ECFE Information


Preschool Screening Dates

MMN: Thursday, Sept. 19th 

Appleton/Milan: Tuesday, Sept. 24th

The early childhood years from birth to the start of kindergarten are an important time of rapid learning and growth. Early Childhood Screening is a quick and simple check of how children are doing between the ages of 3 to 4 years. It identifies, at an early stage, possible learning or health concerns.

Preschool Screening is a state requirement and parents are expected to attend with their child. Your child's scheduled time will be mailed to you during the first weeks of September.


LqPV Community Preschool

Cooperating & collaborating, LqPV School District, through the School Readiness program and Prairie Five Head Start, offer preschool experiences for children who are at least 3-years-old by September 1, 2019. There are classrooms in Appleton at the ’52 Wing & in Madison at the Madison-Marietta-Nassau Elementary School.

For more information contact Steven Sterud at the Community Education Office. 

Phone: 320-752-4844 toll-free 1-877-889-4153

Email: or


ECFE (Early Childhood Family Education)

Lac qui Parle Valley ECFE offers a variety of opportunities for families with young children to spend time together as a family or one-to-one (one parent, one child). ECFE is a great place to get acquainted with other parents in the community who have young children. Classes offer parent-child activities that give parents a special time with their child as well as a time to discuss parenting issues with other moms and dads. REGISTRATION IS A MUST...

Is your family new to the community? Please call the Community Education Office (toll free 1-877-889-4153 ext 4844) to get on our census and to receive information about early childhood screening, ECFE and preschool classes and special events.

ECFE Fall Kickoff

Come when you can for ECFE Fun in the gym, music, games and activities along with a light supper.

Monday, September 23 5:00-6:30 p.m. – MMN Elementary School East Wing

Tuesday, September 24 5:00-6:30 p.m. – Appleton ’52 Wing Bring the entire family - no fee

Fall Class Sessions 

(Free) 8 Weeks of ECFE Fun!

All families with young children, infant up to kindergarten, are encouraged to select the location and time that works best for them. No fee for the eight sessions. Free will donations accepted. Mixed Age Classes

• MMN Elementary Preschool Room (East Wing), eight sessions Mondays, Sept. 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, 11, & 18, 5:00-6:30 p.m.

• Appleton/ Location TBD, 8 sessions Tuesdays, Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12, & 19, 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Light supper available for participating families – donations welcome

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