What is Early Childhood?
Early Childhood is a broad term used to describe programming for families & their children ages birth to kindergarten entrance. Early Childhood can include ECFE (classes that parent & child attend together), Preschool (child attends on their own), School Readiness (a tuition assistance program for preschool), Early Childhood Screening (the Minnesota required screening that every child must have before entering Kindergarten). It can also include Early Childhood Special Education, where services are provided for children ages birth to kindergarten entrance for any special needs that have been identified. At Cambridge-Isanti we use the term “Early Childhood” to refer to all of our programs, like an umbrella.