Early Childhood Family Education (PAIIR)

Distance Learning for Early Childhood Information

  • All Early Childhood classes continue to run using a distance learning model. No classes are being held in person until May 4, 2020. 
  • ECFE/PAiiR classes are still available for registration.
  • If you have questions about registration or would like to drop from your spring class, please contact the PAiiR Office at 328-4020. Please leave your name and phone number and we will return your call within 24 hours. 

Early Childhood Family Education also known as PAIIR is a public school program for families with children ages birth to kindergarten enrollment. Both parents and children participate in PAIIR. The program recognizes that parents are a child’s first and most important teacher and offers high-quality parent and early education. The mission of PAIIR is to strengthen families with young children through education and support.

  1. PACT (Parent and Child Time): Class includes a parent and child interaction time, circle time with books, songs and activities all designed to enhance a child’s learning. Parents also get great ideas to take home to enjoy with the whole family.

  2. Parent Time: Parents participate in a discussion led by a licensed parent educator. The parent discussion focuses on research-based topics related to both child and parent learning, and also allows time to connect with other parents of young children.

  3. Children’s Time: While the parents are in the discussion, children are learning through play, activities, songs and literature designed to enhance development, creativity and imagination. A licensed early childhood teacher facilitates the children’s classroom experience.

Contact Us

Northrop Education Center
201 8th St NW
Rochester, MN 55901
(507) 328-4020 | Email

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