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.

Tuesday, May 21

ECFE End Of Year Party



Join us to celebrate the end of another wonderful ECFE year. Bring your family, a blanket, snacks and get ready to play! The Minneapolis ECFE Parents Council is hosting an end of year party for current and prospective ECFE (Early Childhood Family Education) families to come together. This is a free event.

FREE DAIRY QUEEN cone coupons to the first 100

FAMILY FUN ACTIVITIES
-Games
-Face painting
-Frozen treats
-Playground on site
-Meet other ECFE families

Curious about ECFE? Please join us and learn more about the classes for children age 1 month-5 years from members of the Parent Council and current ECFE families, we love to talk about our ECFE experience!

RSVP on Facebook (not required).

Wednesday, May 15

May 2019 Parent Council Meeting Minutes


Beautiful evening for our last Minneapolis ECFE Parent Council meeting of the 2018-2019 school year.

Thanks to everyone who attended this evening and contributed.

Meeting Minutes in Dropbox

Monday, April 29

April Meeting Minutes


Thanks to everyone who made it out for our April PC meeting last Thursday!

You can find our meeting minutes via pdf on Dropbox: April meeting minutes.

We still have openings on our council for:

  • Chair
  • Treasurer
Please reach out if you are interested! We welcome any parent/guardian/caregiver that wants to get involved with ECFE in Minneapolis.

2018-2019 Remaining Meeting Dates 

Meetings take place from 7:00-8:30 pm, held at MPS Wilder School at 34th & Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55407 (on the south side of the Wilder Complex. Enter through Door #2.)


  • May 15th, 2019

Thursday, April 25

Parents As Sexuality Educators Handout

Sharing the handout from the well attended Parents As Sexuality Educators event in May. Big thank you to Katie Robinson from Family Tree Clinic for all the knowledge sharing!

Parents As Sexuality Educators Handout 





Monday, April 22

ECFE Parent Council Meeting 4/25



The April ECFE Parent Council meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 25th. Meetings take place from 7:00-8:30 pm, held at MPS Wilder School at 34th & Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55407 (on the south side of the Wilder Complex. Enter through Door #2.)

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.


ECFE Parent Council FAQs
Q: Why is volunteering for the Parents Council important?
A: We think that ECFE is a valuable program that we want to continue to thrive, and to be around for our children's children. Volunteering with the Parents Council allows us to support ECFE directly and achieve that goal. The ECFE Parent Council is a 501(c)/nonprofit organization.

Q: Do Parents Council members get priority when signing up for ECFE classes?
A: This is a great benefit for joining Parents Council! While Parents Council members are not guaranteed a spot in any class, they do move up the priority list, and generally get their first or second class choice.

Q: May I bring my child(ren)?
A: Yes! Feel free to bring infants into meetings - and to nurse/bottle feed. Young children are welcome, too. ECFE childcare is available for them in a different room, but on the same floor. 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.

Q: May non-Parents Council members come to meetings?
A: Absolutely. All ECFE participants—Parents Council members, or not—are welcome, can participate during the open forum/check-in time to raise concerns, and to ask questions.

info@mplsecfeparentscouncil.org