Early Childhood Family Education

Contact Deb Spencer or Lori Udovich for more information

Deb Spencer:
Phone: 218-258-8991  ext. 2124

Lori Udovich
Phone: 218-258-8991  ext. 2126

ECFE Classes for the 2016-2017 School Year began on Monday, September 19. If you would like to join one of our classes, you are more than welcome to join anytime!!!
We look forward to seeing all of you!

Class times on Mondays:

  • 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We look forward to seeing returning and new families alike! Classes include activities for parents and children to enjoy together, a circle time, snack and play time for the children, and adult time for the parents. A parent or special adult must attend with the child. If you would like to give ECFE a try, please come to the class that best fits your schedule.

*** SPECIAL NOTE: The State of Minnesota requires that all children participating in ECFE and/or Learning/School Readiness programs need to be up-to-date on all immunizations in order to attend. Please double check with your physician that your child is up-to-date on immunizations so there are no missed school days.

Parent Resource Library: 
The St. Louis County School District has an online resource library for parents which can be located here.

Local Community Events:

Car Seat Clinics

Car Seat technicians and practitioners are available to check your car seat for proper use and installation. Please allow 30 minutes per seat check. Sponsored by Mesabi Safe Communities Coalition, Fairview Range, AAA of Minnesota/Iowa, and the Hibbing Fire Department. By appointments only: Cheryl 218-312-3012 or Roberta 218-929-3334.

​Arrowhead Library System
Bookmobile at the Crossroads in Iron

Visit your local library on wheels, Arrowhead Library System bookmobile. Books and reading with your child play such an important role in their learning! Go get some books for the whole family to enjoy!


Throughout the school year, ECFE hosts or collaborates on a variety of special activities, many of which are held in the evening to accommodate parents working outside of the home. Here are a few examples of the activities we had offered in 2015-2016: field trips, literature night, Wonderful Wednesdays, holiday-themed activities, and Tiger Tracks Night.


Spring Kindergarten Transition Night  

Do you have a child entering kindergarten in fall?  You are invited to come with your child to this special event scheduled for Thursday, April 20, 6:00 - 7:30 PM.    During your time here, you will be able to meet the kindergarten teachers and we will go on a tour of the school where there will be special activities to do in each area.   Near the end of the event, parents will meet with the teachers and have the opportunity to ask questions while the children enjoy a snack in the cafeteria.   This event is free!   We look forward to meeting you at this fun event!

Spring School Pride And Truck Night

Everyone is invited to attend this great event!     There will be displays of student work throughout the school as well as special presentations by students.   Area businesses have been invited to bring their trucks and/or special equipment for everyone to get a close look.    Mr. Ed's Farm will have a few animals on display for children to visit with.   A special guest appearance by the Teddy Bear Band will take place at 6 PM.    The speech team and high school band will be selling food for you to purchase for a small fee.   Proceeds will go towards their fundraising efforts.  The Cherry PTSO will also be holding the Spring Scholastic Book Sale during this event.    The special is buy a book, get one free!     So please join us and see all the great things taking place at the Cherry school!      Tuesday, May 9, 5:00 - 7:00 PM.  This event will take place rain or shine so dress accordingly to the weather.   See you soon!


  • There was a class that had a girl/boy and ________was her/his name, oh. Jump, jump,_________, jump, jump, ____________, jump, jump, ___________.  We’re glad you’re here today!
  • Tommy Thumb is up and Tommy Thumb is down, Tommy Thumb is dancing, all around the town.  Dancing on my shoulders, dancing on my head, dancing on my knees, I tuck him into bed.  Peter Pointer’s up and Peter Pointer’s down, Peter Pointer’s dancing, all around the town.  Dancing on my shoulders, dancing on my head, dancing on my knees, I tuck him into bed.  Polly Pinky’s up and Polly Pinky’s down, Polly Pinky’s dancing, all around the town.  Dancing on my shoulders, dancing on my head, dancing on my knees, I tuck her into bed.
  • It’s time to clean up, clean up, everybody everywhere.  Clean up, clean up, everybody do your share.