Wednesday, November 13

November 2019 Meeting Minutes

Great turnout and conversation at our November meeting - thank you everyone for attending!

We have several volunteer opportunities if you are interested in helping advocate and promote for ECFE in Minneapolis! Please contact us to learn more - info@mplsecfeparentcouncil.org Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Assisting with upcoming community speaker events
  • Writing your representative using our templates to help advocate for ECFE
  • Fundraising activities 


Reminder that our 2019 Preschool Fair is this Saturday, November 16th from 10am-12pm. Free for all to attend! Over 20 preschools will be there to share information on their programs, cost, and schedules.




Upcoming ECFE Parent Council Meetings:

Wednesday, December 11th 7-8:30
Wednesday, January 8th 7-8:30
Wednesday, February 12th 7-8:30
Wednesday, March 11th 7-8:30
Wednesday, April 15th 7-8:30
Wednesday, May 13th 7-8:30

Sunday, November 10

Minneapolis Preschool Information Fair

Join us Saturday November 16th at Wilder School with over 15 local Minneapolis Preschools showcasing their programs. Learn about costs, schedules, and what program would be the best fit for your child.

The fair is free to attend and there is free parking available at Wilder School. Wilder school is served by Metro Transit's 5 Bus Route.


Wednesday, October 23

Hear From The Parent Council!

Curious about joining the Minneapolis ECFE Parent Council? Hear from our current council members below in this 2.5 minute video why we joined.


https://youtu.be/tvFJSdcmZC0

Hope to see you at an upcoming meeting! Wednesday, November 13th 7-8:30 Wednesday, December 11th 7-8:30 Wednesday, January 8th 7-8:30 Wednesday, February 12th 7-8:30 Wednesday, March 11th 7-8:30 Wednesday, April 8th 7-8:30 Wednesday, May 13th 7-8:30 Minneapolis ECFE Parents Council meetings are held from 7:00pm - 8:30pm on the second Wednesday of each month from September through May. Parents Council meetings are held at the MPS Wilder School Complex at 34th St & Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis, MN, 55407, on the south side of the Wilder Complex.

Wednesday, October 9

October 24th: Free Speaker Event "Parents As Sexuality Educators"

Back by popular demand - please join us Thursday October 24th from 7-8:30pm for a FREE speaker event on "Parents as Sexuality Educators". Featuring Katie Robinson, Community Health Educator from Family Tree Clinic who has spoken to packed rooms two previous times for ECFE sponsored events! Held at Bancroft Elementary located at 1315 E 38th St.


October 2019 Meeting Minutes

Thanks everyone for turning out for our annual ECFE Parent Council Recruitment meeting! We had a great discussion around how we support ECFE, organizing upcoming community events, and fundraising opportunities. Hope to see you at the November 13th meeting!

October 2019 ECFE Parent Council Meeting Minutes


Remaining 2019-2020 ECFE Parent Council Meetings - all are welcome to our meetings!

Wednesday, November 13th 7-8:30
Wednesday, December 11th 7-8:30
Wednesday, January 8th 7-8:30
Wednesday, February 12th 7-8:30
Wednesday, March 11th 7-8:30
Wednesday, April 8th 7-8:30
Wednesday, May 13th 7-8:30

Minneapolis ECFE Parents Council meetings are held from 7:00pm - 8:30pm on the second Wednesday of each month from September through May.

Parents Council meetings are held at the MPS Wilder School Complex at 34th St & Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis, MN, 55407, on the south side of the Wilder Complex.

The meeting room, A-128 is one of the ECFE Parent Education rooms. The meeting room can be accessed through Door #2. Someone should be there to greet you when you arrive - if not, there should be a sign with a phone number on it for you to call for someone will let you in!
The Wilder School Complex is served by Metro Transit's 5 Bus Route. If you are driving, the best place to park is along 34th Street near the play structure.

All ECFE parents, grandparents, and other caregivers are encouraged to attend Parents Council meetings. Feel free to bring an ECFE friend - the more the merrier!

If you would like to request free childcare, please call 612-668-2127 by noon on the Monday before the Parents Council meeting. Otherwise, childcare may not be available.

We look forward to seeing you!



Wednesday, September 11

September Meeting Minutes Are Up!

Our September ECFE Parent Council meeting was productive and helped kick off a strong year! We also recorded video testimonials from some members of the Council we will be sharing soon.

Our meeting minutes are now available: September ECFE Parent Council Meeting Minutes 

Interested in ECFE Advocacy? Organizing speaker events for the community? Fundraising for ECFE classrooms? Join us! We need a diverse skill set to run a productive council. 

Worried about time commitment? The council only meets once a month for 1.5 hours and childcare is available. You decide how much to take on outside of the monthly meetings, we want your voice at the table!


Join us at an upcoming meeting at Wilder the second Wednesday of the month from 7-8:30pm.
Wednesday, October 9th 7-8:30** This is our annual recruitment meeting and we will have pizza!
Wednesday, November 13th 7-8:30
Wednesday, December 11th 7-8:30
Wednesday, January 8th 7-8:30
Wednesday, February 12th 7-8:30
Wednesday, March 11th 7-8:30
Wednesday, April 8th 7-8:30

Wednesday, May 13th 7-8:30

Wednesday, August 28

2019-2020 Meeting Schedule



2019-2020 Meeting Schedule
  • Wednesday, Sept 11th, 2019
  • Wednesday, Oct 9th, 2019 
  • Wednesday, Nov 13th, 2019 
  • Wednesday, Dec 11th, 2019 
  • Wednesday, Jan 8th, 2020 
  • Wednesday, Feb 12th, 2020 
  • Wednesday, Mar 11th, 2020 
  • Wednesday, Apr 8th, 2020 
  • Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

RSVP for meetings on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/2645990265420904/




The Minneapolis ECFE Parents Council is a group of parents, grandparents, and other adults in ECFE. Join us in supporting the ECFE programs at all of the ECFE sites in the following ways:
  • Increase awareness of ECFE
  • Raise money for the ECFE classrooms
  • Advocate for ECFE in the community and the legislature. 
  • Coordinate events that bring families together.
  • Provide feedback to ECFE Administrators on classes.