Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)
ECFE classes are held at the ECFE Center located in the GFW Elementary School in Gibbon. Classes meet mornings and evenings.
GFW ECFE is now on Facebook!
Please become a friend if you would like to receive reminders for class starts and special events.
This age is filled with a driven sense of wonder and discovery. They are fascinated as they explore their world. They are learning to talk, to think for themselves, and to act independently. Come share with other parents ways to help your mover and shaker deal with frustrations, learn to share, and build self-esteem.
For children ages 1 year
Class starts: Tuesday, February 15th. Classes will be 8 weeks
Located: GFW Elementary School, ECFE Center – Gibbon
Fee: $25 Scholarships available.
More social than ever, young children want to be busy learning about the world they live in. Take an active part in your child’s learning experiences during parent-child activity time. Parent discussions are 30 mins of the session.
For children ages 2-5 years
Class starts: Tuesday, February 15th. 2022. Class will be 8 weeks.
Time: Tuesdays 6:30pm-7:45pm
Location: GFW Elementary School, ECFE Center – GibbonFee: $30 Scholarships available.
Dad and Me Class
A Dad and Me class for children ages 2-5 years and their Dads (or special friend or grandpa) will be offered January 18th. This class is geared especially for the Dads to come and enjoy an evening of fun filled activities with their child(ren). Dad discussion group follows the children’s activities. Dad’s will then take home a take and make snowman project for them to do at home with their child/children. Pre-registration is required for this class.
Cost is $20 per child. Discounts for additional child in the family.
Please prepay this fee to confirm your class registration.
Each child will also take home a free book the night of class.
Date: January 19th, 2022
Location: ECFE Center, GFW Elementary
I Love To Read
Join us as we celebrate “I Love To Read Month!” The night will start off with pizza for the whole family. After eating pizza, “A Touch Of Magic” (voted best entertainment in Minneapolis) will provide us with guaranteed side-splitting laughter . This show will entertain children of all ages. After the show, enjoy time reading with your child/children in an environment set up for quality reading time with your family.
Everyone will take home a free book of their choice.
Come in your jammies and bring your favorite blanket or stuffed animal to read with after the show!
Date: Friday, February 4th, 2022
Location: GFW Elementary School Cafeteria, Gibbon
Cost: $6.00/family. This includes pizza, entertainment and a book for each child in your family.
Code 3 in Gibbon will host an ECFE Family Bowling Night. Please join other families with preschool age children for a night of bowling fun with prizes. Bumper pads will be in place for the younger bowlers. Food will be available for purchase, including nachos. cheese, pretzels & cheese, etc.
Date: Friday, Feb. 25th
Time: 5:00-7:00pm – come and go
Location: Code 3 Bowling in Gibbon
Cost: $7.00/person includes 2 games and shoe rental
Hope to see you then!
GFW Vehicle Fair
Carlson’s Llovable Llamas
Come and enjoy time at Carlson’s Llovable Llamas with us!
We will get a tour of the farm, we will play in the pen with the baby llamas, trail walk with your own llama and brush and help feed the llamas! What a fun day!
When: Friday, May 6th
Bus leaves Fairfax @ 9:00am
Gibbon @ 9:15am
Pack a lunch and we will eat at the farm!
Registration is required by Wednesday, April 27th.
We will leave the farm at 12:45 and be back to Winthrop by 1:30, Gibbon 1:45 and Fairfax 2:00pm.
New to GFW?
If you are a new resident of the GFW School District and the parent of a preschooler(s) -Ages 0-5 years- please call the GFW Elementary School office to register your child on the school census. (507-207-2236) The number count is important for district planning and it will assure you receive school mailings pertinent to your young child. Thank you.
We look forward to serving your family!