• ECFE offers a variety of classes and special events throughout the school year. Below you will find many fun activities for children of all ages. Click the event links for more information.


  • Baby Shower
    Ages 0-8 months

    If you have a new baby please join us in celebrating at a Baby Shower. Visit our center, meet other new parents, play games, sing songs and learn about all that ECFE has to offer your family.

    Thursday, Jan 10
    Cost: Free!
    Register Here!

    Friday, Jan 11
    Cost: Free!
    Register Here!

    Family Art Night
    Ages 2-5

    Get ready to get messy! Come to explore an assortment of art materials with your child. A variety of art mediums will be set up for you and your children to explore as we create art through play.

    2579-W19A - Wyoming Elementary
    2579-W19B - Forest View Elementary
    2579-W19C - Linwood Elementary
    2579-W19D - Scandia Elementary
    2579-W19E - Columbus Elementary
    2579-W19F - Lino Lakes Elementary

    Thursday, Jan 10
    Cost: $6 per family
    Register Here!

    Glazing Memories Pottery Painting
    Ages 2-5

    Design a pottery masterpiece at Glazing Memories Art Studio in Forest Lake. Cost covers a choice of a wide variety of small figurines, animals, and smaller plaques to paint on with an assortment of colored glazes. Leave your pottery piece behind to be fired in the kiln and return for your masterpiece in a couple weeks.  Glazing Memories 341 12th St SW Suite 200 Forest Lake, MN 55025

    Monday, Jan 28
    Cost: $12 per child
    Register Here!


  • Fabulous Jumping Frogs
    Ages 2-5

    Take the bus to Como Zoo where we will “grow” into frogs! We will meet a few unique frogs at the zoo with time allowed to explore the rest of the zoo. Check-in starts at the Central Learning Center, door 15 at 9:00am. Bus leaves at 9:15 a.m. and returns approximately 12:30 p.m. Bring a snack. This is a parent-child field trip. Fee is $10 per child. Registration closes on February 20th, limited enrollment.

    Thu, Apr 4
    9am-12;30 pm
    Cost: $10 per child
    Register Here!

    ECFE 14th Annual
    Children's Garage Sale

    Start clearing out those closets and toy shelves for the 14th Annual ECFE Children’s Garage Sale. Reserve your space today. Spaces are 8 x 8 feet and are available to rent for $20 each. A $25 clean-up deposit is included in the fee below. Space is limited. This deposit is refunded after the event via your credit card. Call (651) 982-8300 if you need more information. Tables will not be available for use, please provide your own tables.

    The sale will include child and infant clothing, toys, books, baby equipment, and maternity clothes. Admission is $1.

    Sat, Apr 13
    9am-12:30 pm
    Cost: $10 per child
    Register Here!


  • Valentines Galore
    Ages 0-5

    Join us for an hour of Valentine fun! Children ages 0-5 are welcome to create a special card or two for your favorite valentine while enjoying stories, songs, and games.

    Thursday, Feb 7
    6-7:00 pm
    Cost: $6 per family
    Register Here!



  • Big Rig Day

    The Forest Lake Area Schools  ECFE Program and Hardwood Creek Library invite you to check out some of your child’s favorite vehicles in the Forest Lake Metro Transit Parking lot behind the library! Bring your camera for this climb-on display. Go inside the library and enjoy reading, coloring and a block play area. Restrooms on site.  Hardwood Creek Library  19955 Forest Rd N  Forest Lake, MN  55025

    Sat, May 4
    9:30-11:30 am
    Hardwood Creek Library
    Cost: Free!
    Register Here!


  • STEM Night
    Ages 2-5

    Discover STEM activities in our Lino Lakes Elementary Little Rangers Preschool classroom as we explore science, technology, engineering and math.

    Tuesday, Mar 5
    6:15-7:15 pm
    Lino Lakes Elementary
    Cost: $10 per family
    Register Here!