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About Outreach Classes

Early Childhood Family Education is a wonderful resource for Eden Prairie families. Finances or transportation should not be a barrier for families interested in learning more about how to best support your child’s growth and development. In an effort to make ECFE classes available to all families, we host outreach classes for those living at Arrive, Briar Hill, Cascade, Edenvale, Fountain Place, Preserve, and Prairie Meadows apartment buildings.

Featured Courses

  • Family School 2020-21

    Our Family School program offers free afternoon English classes for adults, Little Eagles preschool for 3 and 4 year olds, and (during a normal year) an infant and toddler classroom for younger children. Adult English classes are provided by Metro South Adult Basic Education, and children's classes are staffed by early childhood educators. For the 2020-2021 school year, adults will attend classes online, while preschoolers attend afternoon classes in person at Lower Campus Preschool Center. Care for infants and toddlers will not take place this year. Class are on Mondays and Wednesdays or on Tuesdays and Thursdays, depending on your English level. You will see a note that this class is full with a waitlist. Please enroll anyway: everyone who enrolls in the class will be on the waitlist until we receive a test score from Metro South ABE and place you in a specific class section. Family School is a collaboration between Eden Prairie Schools and our partner Metro South ABE. Metro South is partially funded with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using state and/or federal funding, Minnesota Statute Section 124D.522 and/or CFDA 84.002, Adult Basic Education-Grants to States.
  • Family School 2021-22

    Our Family School program offers free English classes for adults, Little Eagles preschool for 3 and 4 year olds, and an infant and toddler classroom for younger children or children 5 and under who are not enrolled in preschool. Adult English classes are provided by Metro South Adult Basic Education, and children's classes are staffed by early childhood educators. For the 2021-2022 school year, Family School will take place in person during the mornings. Preschoolers who are 3 year old by September 1, 2021 attend morning classes at Lower Campus Preschool Center. Preschoolers who are 4 years old by September 1, 2021 attend morning preschool at your assigned elementary school. Adults and any other children 5 and under who are not enrolled in preschool will attend classes two days a week at Lower Campus Early Childhood Center. Adult classes are on Mondays and Wednesdays or on Tuesdays and Thursdays, depending on your English level. If you see a note that this class is full, please enroll anyway. Everyone who enrolls in the class will be on the waitlist until we receive a test score from Metro South ABE and place you in a specific class section. Family School is a collaboration between Eden Prairie Schools Community Education and our partner Metro South ABE. Metro South is partially funded with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using state and/or federal funding, Minnesota Statute Section 124D.522 and/or CFDA 84.002, Adult Basic Education-Grants to States.