North Woods School
Early Childhood Family Education


Welcome to Early Childhood Family Education!

Warm winter greetings to our Early Childhood Families!  
We look forward to seeing new and returning families!

Winter/Spring Session begins: Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Register at the first class.

Tuesday Classes:

     Morning  Session: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
     Afternoon Session: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
      Evening    Session: 5:30 p.m. to 7: 30 p.m.

Please mark your calendar for January Gym Night to be held on
Friday, January 13th, 2017
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Fees are based on a sliding fee scale.  Scholarships are available!

* IMPORTANT REMINDER* Children's immunizations must be current to attend ECFE Classes!

Parents who take an active role in their child’s education have children who do better in school and life!  If you have a young child under the age of 5, please join us for ECFE!  Early Childhood Family Education Classes are fun for both children and parents!  Hope to see you there!

Early Childhood Family Education – ECFE is a program for children and their parents to participate in together.  Classes are held weekly.  Each class has time for parents and children to do activities together and then a time when they separate.  During the separation time, children are with a teacher and assistants and are able to participate in activities with peers while parents meet with each other and a parent educator to discuss topics important to parents. ECFE is open to all children birth to Kindergarten entrance.  There is a fee to participate based on a sliding fee scale.

Learning Readiness- 2016-17
Registrations are now being accepted for Learning Readiness, fall 2016.  Learning Readiness is for children who have turned 4 on or before September 1, 2016 . Two sections of Learning Readiness are scheduled for the 2016-2017 school year, one section meets on M/Th and one section meets on W/F.  Learning Readiness will begin the week of September 19th, after the K through 12 grade students begin classes.  Students may ride the school bus on existing routes to and from school.  Children may eat breakfast and hot lunch at school.  Before and after school care is available for a nominal fee.  All information is reviewed with parents prior to students beginning the class.

Learning Readiness fees are on a sliding fee scale, based on income.  No family is turned away because of inability to pay.

If you would like to register your child, please contact, Bernie Kantola at 218-666-5221 x 5102 or email 

Help us build our Early Childhood Mailing List! Do you have a child under the age of 5?  If so, we would like to add you to our early childhood mailing list.  Please call DaNeil Sirjord at 218-749-8130 or email We need: Parent and child’s names, child’s birthday, address, phone number, and if you have an email, we would like that too!


2016-17 ECFE Teaching Staff

Cherry School Lori Udovich Deb Spencer

Northeast Range Morgan Klatt

North Woods School Bernie Kantola Lori Udovich

South Ridge School Edwyna Scouton Meghan Caine

Tower-Soudan School Mary Larson Sheri Carlson

For more information, please contact your local school or contact DaNeil Sirjord or call 218-749-3108 x 1116.