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.

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)

Registration taking place now for Session 3 ECFE classes! 

Don't miss out on the fun!

Click on the "What is ECFE" and "ECFE Classes" tabs on the left to learn more about class opportunities or call 320-286-4120.

2018-2019 Play and Learn Preschool 
Registration begins April 2
(current Play & Learn Preschoolers registration begins Mar 19)

Please see the preschool page for more information

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+? 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 3
Friday, November 10
Thursday, January 11
Friday, February 23

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


March 16
Early Childhood Open Gym at Cokato Elementary

March 26-30
No School Spring Break

April 2
Spring Session
ECFE Begins

April 2
2018-2019 Preschool Registration Begins

May 14
End of Year Celebration

May 18
Last day of preschool & ECFE classes

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