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.
We plan events and activities that bring ELS families together outside the classroom.
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.
We fund Advisory-sponsored events for ELS families, materials for early learner classrooms, and more.
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.
In February 2022 the Advisory launched ECSE Connect, an online community for parents/caregivers of a child with a disability or delay.
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.
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.
Occasional Volunteer: Can’t commit to monthly meetings, but interested in helping with one-off tasks.
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Any parent or caregiver currently enrolled in Bloomington ECFE or another Early Learning program who can commit to serve for the school year.
"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."
Our print the Interest Form, fill it out, and give it to your teacher.
We will follow up!