August 22, 2022

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Welcome 2022-23 and SPPS/ECFE Updates

Welcome ECFE Families!

Hello dear Families!

We are so excited to welcome you back to ECFE 22-23. Another school year is upon us of building relationships, collaboration, learning and fun. Not just our children, but we, as adults also learn through having fun. Classes begin on Friday, September 16th.

We are beginning to open up classes for families on the wait lists. Please check your email for updates these next few weeks. Also check for new class openings in person and online.

Each site will have open houses with their schools and all ECFE locations will be open for visiting and finalizing forms/paperwork on Wednesday, September 14, 5:00-7:00pm and Thursday, September 15th, 10:00-12:00pm.

Please see the Family Handbook 2022-23 link below.

In partnership,

ECFE & Community Education Administration

Monica Potter, Ed.D.

Supervisor, Early Childhood Family Education

Family Connection Workers:


Florinda Carlos - florinda.carlos@spps.org - 651-230-6583

Dora De la Torre - dora.de.la.torre@spps.org - 612-306-2251


Song Vaj - song.vaj@spps.org - 612-590-8035


Victor Saw - victor.saw@spps.org - 651-216-8105

African American

Re'Nyah Jones - renyah.jones@spps.org -


Ahmed Ali - ahmed.ali2@spps.org -

Family Handbook 2022-23

Early Childhood Family Education 2022-23 Registration

ECFE registration for 2022-23

Classes start September 16, 2022.

Click on this link to register for 2022-23 ECFE classes.

Saint Paul/ECFE 2022-23 Registration

Transportation 2022-23

Limited transportation is available to support families who need it. Transportation is available for select classes, and boundaries are limited. When you register for Fall 2022 classes, check course descriptions to learn more about your options. Register Early—routes will fill, based on registration date, for participants within the transportation boundaries.

ECFE at Early Childhood Hubs + Additional Community Sites 2022-2023

An opportunity for stability while meeting our community needs.
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ECFE All City Parent Advisory Council (PAC)

Next All-City Advisory Council meeting: TBD (Zoom virtual meeting)

ECFE All-City Advisory Council News and Announcements

Are you interested in volunteering on the ECFE Parent Advisory Council (PAC) next year? It is a fun, easy, way to get involved behind the scenes of ECFE and get some great experience in advocacy, committee participation, and community engagement. Plus you'll get to know some other ECFE families from across the city. Meetings are monthly via zoom. Join us at our next meeting! (Family Connection Workers can offer translation services at your request!) If you are interested in seeing the meeting minutes or a recording of the Zoom call, email allcityecfe@gmail.com.

Did you know?

Anyone is welcome to join PAC! Please email us at allcityecfe@gmail.com or ECFE Assistant Supervisor Jordan Zahrte (jordan.zahrte@spps.org) or contact your parent educator to get more information and to be added to our information email list.

SPPS COVID-19 Latest Updates

Children age 6 months to 5 years can get their COVID-19 shots! The vaccines are safe and help keep children from getting very sick from COVID-19. Talk to your child’s health care provider if you have questions and make a plan to get them vaccinated. (https://mn.gov/covid19/vaccine/vaxforkids/)

SPPS Mask Requirement Update - April 12, 2022 (Effective 4/18)

Effective Monday, April 18, 2022, face masks are no longer required during times of low to medium community levels of COVID-19 in Ramsey County (Ramsey County is currently in the low category). Please click on the above link for full SPPS Mask Requirement Updates.


ECFE Mission: The mission of ECFE is to strengthen families through education and support of all parents in providing the best possible environment for the healthy growth and development of their children. ECFE provides education in child development and parent/child relationships which sets the stage for children’s school success.
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