Welcome to the Edina Early Learning Center PTO's website! We are a non-profit group of volunteers who work to support the Edina ELC and its community. Thank you for visiting! 

Please LIKE us on Facebook for more frequent updates on upcoming events, fundraisers and announcements! EDINA ELC PTO FACEBOOK PAGE

J. Crew Fundraiser

posted Mar 17, 2018, 11:42 AM by Edina ECFE PTO

Think SPRING & Shop for a Cause!

After embracing a snowy winter, are you eager to swap sweaters for shorts and sandals? Now's your chance to spruce up your wardrobe for the warmer seasons ahead. Swing into J.Crew at Southdale TODAY, Saturday, March 17 (10 a.m. - 9 p.m.) and shop your heart out. 

1 Item= 10% OFF
2 Items= 20% OFF
3 Items= 30% OFF
4+ Items= 40% OFF

*Discount applies to full price items. Few exclusions apply. 

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Edina Early Learning Center. It's simple: shop, enjoy complimentary treats and mention the ELC at check out.

Spread the word. Anyone - friends, family, colleagues, neighbors - can shop, they just need to mention the ELC at check out.

TODAY, March 17, 2018
10 a.m - 9 p.m.
Treats & beverages will be served! 
J.Crew @ Southdale

Help make our final fundraiser of the year a huge success!

Join the PTO!

posted Feb 17, 2018, 7:22 PM by Edina ECFE PTO

Complete the attached Interest Form and email it to edinaecfepto@gmail.com or put it in the PTO Mailbox located in the front office. We hope to see you soon!

Interest Forms are due MARCH 3RD, 2018

Meet and Greets will be scheduled for March 8th or 9th with current PTO Executive Committee members. 

Service Fair 2018

posted Feb 17, 2018, 7:16 PM by Edina ECFE PTO   [ updated Feb 17, 2018, 7:18 PM ]

Join us for the annual Edina Early Learning Center Service Fair!

What: Edina ELC Service Fair

When: Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

Time: 9:30-11:30 am

Where: Edina ELC Small Gym

See attached flyer for more information regarding activities! 

Please Note: We will be collecting diapers (opened packages ok) for VEAP!

Welcome Back to School

posted Oct 10, 2017, 8:29 AM by Edina ECFE PTO   [ updated Oct 10, 2017, 8:32 AM ]

Welcome! We hope you are getting settled back into the routine now that the school year has begun. Over the summer, our building underwent a major renovation and with this major renovation, came a new name--The Edina Early Learning Center. Please be patient with us as as a PTO as we continue to update our website, social media accounts and logos with our new name. We hope you enjoy your time at the Edina Early Learning Center. 

As a PTO, our mission is "To assist the Edina Early Learning Center Coordinator in planning, implementing, and evaluating the ELC policies, procedures, programs and budgets. We exist to strengthen the Edina ELC through community building events, such as the Fall Harvest Party, Dads N Donuts, and the Spring Party, among others. Mabel's Labels, Amazon Smile, Give to the Max, The Barnes and Noble Book Fair and our biennial Gala are the ways in which the PTO helps raise funds to support the staff and kids of the Edina ELC. Our meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month from 12:30-2:30 pm at the Edina ELC and CHILDCARE IS PROVIDED! Meetings are open to anyone, so stop by and get to know us if you'd like to know more. 

We're all over social media! Follow us on Twitter @EdinaELCpto, Instagram @edinaelcpto and Facebook @EdinaEarlyLearningCenterPTO. We also communicate to families via our monthly newsletter and send occasional emails regarding upcoming events we host. Don't hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns via email (edinaecfepto@gmail.com). Thank you and have a great school year!

Minnesota Reading Corps

posted Apr 11, 2017, 6:52 PM by Edina ECFE PTO

Make an impact on Edina Family Center in 2017-18 as a Literacy Tutor with Minnesota Reading Corps!

Would you love to help children grow their reading skills and succeed in school? If your answer is yes, you can serve as a tutor with Minnesota Reading Corps at Edina Family Center!

As a Preschool Literacy Tutor, you’ll use research-proven strategies to help Edina Family Center students gain the reading skills they need to thrive in school and in life.

Tutors come from many backgrounds and include recent high school and college grads, career changers, stay-at-home parents, and retirees. With extensive training, support from onsite coaches, and evidence-based strategies, Reading Corps tutors are well-equipped to change lives.  Additionally, Reading Corps tutors may earn a living allowance, education award, and federal student loan forbearance for their service.

Last year, Minnesota Reading Corps provided direct services to more than 30,000 children in more than 700 sites across the state. To learn how you, too, can make a difference as a Minnesota Reading Corps tutor at Edina Family Center, visit MinnesotaReadingCorps.org or apply directly at www.readingandmath.net.

Questions? Contact recruitment@servetogrow.org or 866-859-2825.

Dads And Donuts!

posted Apr 9, 2017, 6:25 PM by Edina ECFE PTO   [ updated Apr 9, 2017, 6:33 PM ]

Please join us for the next Dads And Donuts! 

*Please note this is an inclusive event and all children are welcome to attend with any special adult. 

Where: The Edina Family Center--Rm 130 (gym)

When: Saturday, April 22nd from 9:30-11:30 am

Cost: FREE!

This event will not only feature a wide variety of donuts and a lot of playtime, but we will also have Storytime with Teacher Sarah and an Earth Day Craft with Teacher Heather. Don't miss out on this fun event!

Service Fair

posted Feb 22, 2017, 6:46 PM by Edina ECFE PTO   [ updated Feb 22, 2017, 6:51 PM ]

Join the PTO!

posted Feb 22, 2017, 6:34 PM by Edina ECFE PTO   [ updated Feb 22, 2017, 6:41 PM ]

The Edina Family Center PTO is looking for new members to join our team! We will be doing classroom visits from March 6-March 10 to recruit new members.

Want to know more about who we are and what we do? 

We are a non-profit group of volunteers who work to support the Edina Family Center and its community. Next year, our focus will be on helping families acclimate to the new building structure following this summer's extensive renovations. Members next year will decide how PTO funds can best be used to support a playground structure, classroom materials, enrichment programs and equity training for teachers and staff. We also plan annual PTO-sponsored events, such as Dads & Donuts, the Fall Harvest Party, and the Spring Festival. In addition to our events, we organize several fundraisers, like the Barnes and Noble Book Fair and Give to the Max Day. Last but not least, the PTO has socials throughout the year to get better acquainted and have some FUN!

Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month from 12:30-2:30 pm, September through May. In addition, there are separate committee meetings that are scheduled around your schedule (typically evenings or weekends), but childcare isn't provided for these instances. We will also be looking for several members to join our Exec Team, which meets an additional day during the month on Wednesday afternoons. Childcare is provided for both the general meeting and the executive committee meetings. 

We ask that you commit to at least 2 years and up to 5 years on the EFC PTO. :)

If you are interested in joining this wonderful group of volunteers, please submit an application by Friday, March 17. There will be a meet and greet with applicants scheduled the week of March 20 - 24 with members of the PTO's executive committee. 

We will be handing out applications during the classroom visits, but please feel free to print this one attached below and email it to us at edinaecfepto@gmail.com.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Please help us donate to VEAP!

posted Oct 7, 2016, 6:40 PM by Edina ECFE PTO

Fall Harvest Party 2016

posted Oct 7, 2016, 5:55 PM by Edina ECFE PTO   [ updated Oct 7, 2016, 6:39 PM ]

Please join us for the Fall Harvest Party!
When: Saturday, October 8, 2016. 9:30 am-11:30 am
Where: The Edina Family Center
What: A lot of fun! Free food, games, crafts, story time and music by the Teddy Bear Band.

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