Dassel-Cokato Early Childhood

The first 5 years of a child's life are the most important for their development. The Dassel-Cokato Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) & Play and Learn Preschool programs are here to help guide parents and caregivers of young children during these critical years. We are here to support families, giving children opportunities to discover and learn along with parents and caregivers.

Play and Learn Preschool
Registration is now open!

Please see the preschool page for more information

(Early Childhood Family Education)

Registrations are now being taken for the Spring ECFE sessions. There are class offerings for infants, toddlers, 2.5-5 year olds, and families! There is also a new parenting book talk for parents with children from birth through the teen years. Go the the ECFE page for a complete class listing and description. To register, call 320-286-4120. Register you and your child today!

NEW Early Childhood Family Education One to One Personalized Visits

Our parenting educator will come to you! Individualized visits are FREE and offered to families with children ages birth to 5 (not yest in kindergarten). Meet at your home, here at the Early Childhood Center, on the playground....wherever works for you! Talk with Jane about your questions regarding your infant, toddler or preschooler.

Topics may include: 
How Children Grow * Parenting * Community Help * Toileting * Challenging Behaviors * Solving Problems * Learning Through Play

If you are interested in setting up a visit designed just for you please give Jane a call.
Jane Ryan, Licenced Parenting Educator
Phone: 320-286-4120; Email: jane.ryan@dc.k12.mn.us

Early Childhood Screening
Early Childhood Screening Video

Do you have a child between the ages of 3 and 5? Has your child participated in Early Childhood Screening yet? If not, please click here for more information or call 286-4120 to schedule your child's screening appointment.Upcoming Screening Dates:
Tuesday, October 4
Friday, November 11
Thursday, January 12
Friday, February 24

Dassel-Cokato Early Childhood Family Education

D-C Early Childhood Programs Coordinator
4852 Reardon Ave. S.W., Suite 1400
Cokato, MN 55321 
286-4100 ext. 1024


Vehicle Night Celebration
May 15

Last Week of Preschool & ECFE Classes
May 15

Visit the Dassel-Cokato Early Childhood Center on Facebook to see the fun & learning happening at ECFE & Play and Learn Preschool!