910 14th St. N
New Ulm, MN 56073
507-766-5078 cell

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) is where moms, dads and their children between birth and kindergarten go to discover new things about each other by spending valuable time together and apart. The mission of Early Childhood Family Education is to strengthen families through the education and support of all parents in providing the best possible environment for the healthy growth and development of their children.

ECFE was created to support and strengthen families—the first and most important influences on the development of young children—through information, education, and networking.

Classes are held mornings, afternoons, and evenings at the Washington Learning Center located at 910 14th North.

ECFE also offers one time special events for families such as concerts, gym nights, Halloween Party, Vehicle Fair, Community Baby Shower and speakers.

When will the Session I and Session II ECFE Newsletters be mailed?

We plan on mailing the Session I ECFE Newsletter around the end of August and the Session II Newsletter at the end of December.

Where are the ECFE classes held?

ECFE classes are held at Washington Learning Center: 910 14th Street North in New Ulm.

You can register for classes and events 7 days a week – 24 hours a day!

How to Register online:  Go to our online registration site.

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Use as your seach engine. When asked “who do you GoodSearch for?”, enter Early Childhood Family Education – New Ulm. We will receive about .01 for each search conducted through this site. Also, try to access your favorite stores such as Target, and Best Buy. We will receive a donation for each dollar spent at these sites.

Campbell’s Soup Products

Save UPCs from your favorite Campbell’s soup products including V8 and Goldfish Crackers. See the Cambell’s Soup Eligible Products flier for information on what to save.

Milk Moola

Save Milk Moola milk lids and bag tops. We receive .05 for each lid and bag top sumbitted. Please rinse the bag tops thoroughly. The Milk Moola Brochure has more information about this program.

HyVee UPCs

Save UPCs from HyVee and Country Fair products.


Please save the Labels for Learning portion of your Cashwise register receipt.

Parent Educators

Wendy Bertrang
Missy Fluegge

Early Childhood Teachers

Michelle Freiderich
Donna Henning
Jen Jackson


Vicky Bode
Joyce Fischer
Rhonda Froehling
Lorena Gonzales
Linda Klossner
Jean Nielsen

Current ECFE Newsletters

Session II Newsletter – Winter 2018

For online registration, use the link at the top of this page.

Parent Advisory Board

All families are welcome to join our ECFE/Creative Kids Parent Advisory Board. Meetings are held on a Friday evening every other month. Child Care and dinner is provided free of charge. Please call the ECFE Office at 507.233.8300 if you would like to attend.

2017-2018 Dates

Friday, September 22, 2017
Friday, November 17, 2017

Friday, February 23, 2018
Friday, April 27, 2018

All meetings are held at 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Washington Learning Center Conference Room, 910 14th Street North.

Washington Learning Center

910 14th St N
New Ulm, MN 56073
(507) 233-8300

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318 S Payne St
New Ulm, MN 56073
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414 S Payne St
New Ulm, MN 56073
(507) 233-6100

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