ECFE and Preschool

Early Childhood Family Education

Every child needs a helping hand. Every family deserves one.

Programs for parents and children ages birth to kindergarten. Our ECFE classes are:

Thursday’s: 9:00-10:30 AM at Cormorant Community Center

Thursday’s: 5:30-7:00 PM at LPA Elementary

Classes run the second full week of September through the third week of May.

If you have any questions about our program please contact us: Call 218.325.0754


Stop by our office at 601 4th Street in Audubon

To Register for ECFE classes please stop in our office and fill out a registration form or call and leave a message with your name and address and say you would like an ECFE registration form.

You can also find the registration below to print out a form and mail it in.


Preschool - School Readiness

PO Box 338, Audubon, MN (218) 218.325.0754

School Readiness Preschool is a program of Lake Park Audubon Schools and is a part of the public school system.

It is funded by the Minnesota Department of Education and Lake Park Audubon IDS #2889.



School Readiness Classes for children who are 4 years old on or before September 1, 2020:

Group A Monday-Friday Morning 8:30 – 11:00 am

Group B Monday-Friday Morning 8:30 – 11:00 am

Group C Monday-Friday Afternoon 12:30 – 3:00 pm

Learning Ladder Preschool Class for students who are 3 years old on or before September 1, 2020:

Learning Ladder Tuesday & Thursday 12:30 – 3:00 pm

Group A, B, and C are for children that are 4 years old by September 1st and will be entering Kindergarten the following year. Learning Ladder is for children who are 3 by September 1st and will not be going into Kindergarten the following year.

To register for the School Readiness Program please print the registration sheet form below, fill it out and return it to the address listed at the bottom of the page.




The early childhood years from birth to the start of Kindergarten are an important time of rapid learning and growth. Early childhood screening is a quick and simple check of how your child is doing at 3 or 4. Screening identifies, at an early stage, possible health or learning concerns so that children can get help before starting school.

Is there a charge?

Early Childhood Screening is free and required for all Minnesota children during preschool or before entering Kindergarten.

Early Childhood Screening helps you:

Find out how your child is doing with his/her development, hearing, vision, and speech.

Connects you and your child to early childhood programs and community services.

Helps find answers to your parenting questions.

What happens during a screening?

Children will attend screening with a parent or family member.

Parents talk with a nurse or early childhood educator about their child’s development, immunizations and any parenting concerns.

Children will spend 60 minutes or more having their hearing, vision, speech, and motor skills checked.

All of this information is important for your child’s learning and readiness for future school success.

After the screening you will be given a report of your child’s learning and growth. Information on community resources will also be available.

When is my child’s screening appointment?

Lake Park-Audubon ECFE will conduct Early Childhood Screening at various times. Screening is tentatively scheduled for October and June . Please call the ECFE office at 218.325.0754 to schedule an appointment. Parents of 3 and 4 year olds on our district census will be receiving a packet with your screening appointment time and documents that need to be completed before you arrive at screening. If your family is new to the LPA district please call to be included in the screening.