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LFCS offers families early learning opportunities through several programs: Preschool/School Readiness, Early Childhood Special Education, Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) and Early Childhood Screening. LFCS Early Childhood programming is guided by Minnesota State Statutes, best practices, and the Minnesota Department Education Indicators of Progress and the Parent Education Core Curriculum. All of our early childhood teachers and parent educators hold a Bachelor’s Degree or higher and/or are licensed in Early Childhood and or Parent Education.

We Believe That...

  • Parents are a child’s first and most important teacher.
  • Children learn and grow within the context of a relationship with a primary caregiver/parent.
  • Children and their parents both learn through a developmental journey.
  • Early intervention supports the unfolding of a child’s optimal development.
  • School-based programming is strength-based and designed to support families.



Early Childhood Program Lead: Janna Thoma, 320-616-6240
Early Childhood Office:
Heather Olsen, 320-616-6247
Early Childhood Screening:
Erin Cheney


Little Falls Early Childhood Center 300 6th Street SW
Little Falls, MN 56345  
Dr. Knight Preschool
504 E Minnesota Ave
Randall, MN 56475