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

-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.


Thursday, April 11

Event: Be Smart: Talking About Gun Safety with Parents and Family

Upcoming FREE event sponsored by the ECFE Parent Council, please join us!

When: Wednesday, April 17th

Where: Longfellow Alternative High School, 3017 E 31st St, Minneapolis, MN, 55406

Speaker: MariAn (M.A.) Klein is a founding member of the Minnesota Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. She has been a member of the organization for 6 years and is currently on its leadership team. While she has had many roles, one she is most proud of is being on the team who helped lobby passage of the Domestic Violence bill into MN law.

Description: Each year in the United States, nearly 260 children aged 17 and under gain access to a firearm and unintentionally shoot themselves or someone else. Nearly 600 more die by suicide with a gun each year. In MN, 75% of gun deaths occur from suicide. Join us as we discuss the Be SMART framework. A way to help parents and adults proactively navigate tough conversations and take responsible actions that can prevent child gun deaths and injuries.

Wednesday, April 10

4/10 Parent Council Meeting RESCHEDULED

Due to the Winter Storm Warning, the team has decided to cancel our 4/10 Mpls ECFE Parent Council meeting. 

The meeting is tentatively rescheduled for Thursday, April 25, 2019, 7:00-8:30 pm at Wilder. RSVP on Facebook.

 We are hoping for a big turn out--and will vote to elect our leadership team (e.g., chair/co-chairs, treasurer, secretary) at our rescheduled April meeting; please consider submitting your name to lead our Parent Council in 2019-2020. The PC is eager to receive your input and continue our valuable community outreach