We support families enrolled in Bloomington Early Learning Services and advocate for our earliest learners.

Our Mission

To strengthen the parent/caregiver commitment to Bloomington Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) as well as advise and advocate on behalf of all of Bloomington Early Learning Services, which includes ECFE, Early Childhood Screening, preschool programming for three- and four-year-olds, and Early Childhood Special Education.

What We Do

Build Community.

We plan events and activities that bring ELS families together outside the classroom.

Increase Awareness.

We promote Bloomington ECFE and all ELS programs, acting as a link between ELS and the community.

Advise and Advocate.

We assist in developing the ECFE program as well as advocate for ECFE in the legislature.

Raise Money.

We fund Advisory-sponsored events for ELS families, materials for early learner classrooms, and more.

Our Work: Upgrades for Kids

In May 2022 the Advisory raised $5,535 to buy new gym equipment for Bloomington’s two Early Learning Centers: Pond and Southwood Centers. We did this by sourcing corporate donations and hosting a 1-week donation drive.

Our Work: Supporting ECSE Families

In February 2022 the Advisory launched ECSE Connect, an online community for parents/caregivers of a child with a disability or delay.

Our Work: Promoting Early Learning at the Farmers Market

The Advisory coordinates an info booth at the Bloomington Farmers Market to increase awareness for ECFE and the district’s other Early Childhood programs to Bloomington families and the wider community.

3 Ways to Get Involved

  1. Board Member: Commit to a full year of membership including attending monthly meetings. Have voting privileges and be able to make decisions about events and fundraising.

  2. Occasional Volunteer: Can’t commit to monthly meetings, but interested in helping with one-off tasks.

  3. Email List: Interested in receiving email updates about what the Advisory is doing. Join Our Email List

Who can be a member

Any parent or caregiver currently enrolled in Bloomington ECFE or another ELS program who can commit to serve for one (1) year.

What parents say…

"I joined Advisory to become more involved in my children's education and our community."

"Advisory gives me the chance to be creative and use my mind as an adult."

"I feel like we make a difference."

"It's fun!"

Ready to join?
Submit our Interest Form.

Our print the Interest Form, fill it out, and give it to your teacher.
We will follow up!

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