Simply put, we are a group of parents who want to be involved in our local ECFE/SR program. Our stated purpose is to assist the Manager in planning, implementing, and evaluating the ECFE and School Readiness program. We strive to represent the concerns of participants, raise money, balance the budget, organize and publicize our programs and events, review center policies and programming, and interface with staff.
Advisory Council meetings are held monthly to review committee work and participant feedback, hear reports from our various liaisons and event coordinators, and discuss larger issues such as legislation, registration, and program goals. Additional meetings are held as needed for sub-committees and fund raising events.
An additional benefit to each meeting is the company and snacks! Interested? Ask us for an application by calling ECFE @ 763-241-3524.
During October each year, the ECFE Advisory Council sells beautiful poinsettias for the upcoming holiday season. Be sure to check on-line each fall to order yours!
One of our biggest events of the year is the ECFE Valentine's Carnival held on a Friday evening in February. Families from around the school district and local communities join us for the biggest toddler/preschool event of the year! Games, activities, programming all geared towards our little ones with plenty of options to choose from.
Each April, the ECFE Advisory Council hosts their annual Youth Sale at the Elk River High School. A popular event, it is ear-marked by many in the community as THE place to find gently used clothing, toys, equipment and furniture for little ones.
Watch for ECFE each summer for the Sherbune County Fair parade!