ECFE/DPSP/TKC Advisory Council

Welcome to ECFE/School Readiness Partners In Education (PIE)

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about what we are doing to support our fantastic early childhood programs!

The mission of ECFE is to strengthen families through the education and support of all parents in providing the best possible environment for the healthy growth and development of their children. ECFE is the beginning and first link young families have with District 879 schools.

We also support the Wee Tiger Preschool Program which is offered to all families living in District 879.

We are always looking for enthusiastic parents to join our PIE group! The council will meet approximately five times throughout the school year, usually on Monday nights from 6:00pm – 7:30pm and childcare is available. If you are interested in serving, would like more information, or have some program ideas or needs, please call Dawn Hilgers, ECFE Coordinator, at 763.972.6210, press 4.

To learn more about Delano Partners in Education (DPIE), please visit the district website.

We encourage our families to have a voice in our programming!  Our Parent Advisory meets the first Monday of each month at 5:30 pm in the Community Ed. Building and as needed, prior to special TKC events.  All are welcome!  If you would like more information, please contact TKC’s Advisory Council president, Kelly Froehle at keittreim@hotmail.com.

Fundraising and TKC Events put on by our Advisory Council:
  • Lights on Afterschool in October
  • HoliDAZE in December
  • BINGO Night in May
We thank all our parents for their volunteer time and resources
Our purpose is to:
  • Assist in developing, planning, and monitoring the ECFE/SR program in District 879 based on the philosophy that the family is the most significant influence on the development of the child in the early years.
  • Be responsive to the needs and concerns of the community and the Community Education Advisory Council.
  • Serve as a sounding board and a source of ideas for the ECFE/SR Coordinator.
  • Recommend ways to fully utilize the ECFE/SR classrooms and materials.
  • Serve as a resource to staff in program preparation, outreach and delivery.
Give Your Time:
Parents, your ideas and suggestions are needed! The ECFE/SR PIE group is in need of parents. The council will meet approximately five times throughout the school year, usually on Monday nights from 6:00pm – 7:30pm and childcare is available.

Also throughout the school year we host a number of events for families and we need your help as a volunteer to make these events a success! These events include:
  • Open House and Vehicle Fair
  • Halloween Carnival
  • Teddy Bear Tea in coordination with Delano’s Old Fashioned Christmas events
  • Breakfast with Santa and Little Elves Workshop
  • End-of-the-Year Picnic
If you are interested in volunteering, would like more information, or have some program ideas or needs, please call Jane Shaffer, ECFE Coordinator, at (763) 972-6210, press 4.


Give Your Treasure:
We raise money to support the ECFE/SR programs by conducting various fundraising programs throughout the year. These fundraisers include:
  • Pictures taken of students “like the big kids” by a local photographer
  • Fall catalog fundraiser
  • DQ nights
  • Annual Family Fun Night Penny Carnival
  • Cake Live Auction and Basket Silent Auction
Watch for notices of these events to come home with your child!