Wednesday, September 12

Free Speaker Event - Tips For Choosing A Preschool

Meeting Minutes September 2018

Here are the meeting minutes from September 12th, 2018.

Our next meeting is Wednesday, October 10th from 7-8:30pm at Wilder School.

Join the MPS Early Childhood Education Council!

Starting this school-year, the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Council will be meeting immediately prior to the ECFE Parents Council Meetings on four dates: October 10, December 12, February 13, April 10.

ECE is the umbrella organization under which ECFE, MPS Preschool (High Five, Alphabet Soup, and Three School), Teen Parenting, and Screening all sit.

The ECE Council will assist Minneapolis Public Schools leadership in developing, planning and monitoring all Early Childhood Education programming. Please join us!

Childcare check-in & Dinner will be from 5:30 - 6:00.
The ECE Council Meeting will be from 6:00 - 7:00.

See our meetings page for more logistical details.

Tuesday, August 21

Meeting Minutes August 2018

Here are the meeting minutes from our informal summer planning meeting on August 21st, 2018 that occurred at Parkway Pizza: August 21st Meeting Minutes.

Wednesday, July 25

Meeting Minutes July 2018.

Here are the meeting minutes from our informal summer planning meeting on July 18, 2018

*** Our next, informal summer planning meeting will be at the Longfellow Parkway Pizza on August 21st from 7:30 - 9:00. Please join us! ***

Thursday, July 19

Thank You Again Parkway Pizza in Longfellow!

Many thanks again to Parkway Pizza in Longfellow for selecting us to be part of their Dine Out for Schools program three years in a row!

This year, we used Parkway's donation to host a couple of really engaging events.

Every 4th Monday of the month, every dollar that you spend at the Parkway Pizza in Longfellow will benefit ECFE. Thanks Parkway!

PS - If you've never had Parkway's Pizza, please come join us for our informal summer planning meeting on August 21st from 7:30 - 9:00!

Monday, July 16

Did You Know That ECFE Fees Are Based on Your Family's Income?

ECFE programs are unique to Minnesota, and one of the great things about ECFE is that, as the Minneapolis ECFE class brochure says, "Fees are based on income, and no one is turned away for inability to pay."

Based on feedback from parents, we have been working with the ECFE administration to make the registration process easier for folks that are unable to pay any amount, or who might only be able to make a partial payment at registration-time. And those changes are now live on the registration website! The screenshot below shows the new dropdown-list options of: "Unable to pay at this time" and "I can make a partial payment." 

Many thanks to the administration for working hard to implement this change! If you are interested in helping make similar changes to improve the Minneapolis ECFE program, please join us at an upcoming meeting!