Welcome to SPPS Early Childhood Hubs
Starting in fall 2022, SPPS will offer two Early Childhood Hubs. These regional magnet programs will provide a variety of services at each location, including Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE), Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE), Pre-Kindergarten and community partnerships such as early childhood mental health.
SPPS is excited to introduce the new administrator at the Early Learning Hubs for the 2022-23 school year. We are assigning Elizabeth Cherek, an experienced Saint Paul Public Schools elementary principal, with extensive early childhood experience, to lead both hub locations.
The Saint Paul Public Schools Early Childhood Hubs are committed to supporting children and families throughout Saint Paul from birth to kindergarten. The Early Childhood Hubs offer a wide array of opportunities for families to come together in a community focused on learning and growing together while supporting the development of every child. The Early Childhood hubs are guided by strong collaborative efforts between the Office of Early Learning, Early Childhood Family Education, and Early Childhood Special Education. The teachers and staff at the Early Childhood Hubs are focused on supporting all children and families, through a continuum of child-focused services that are aligned to meet the unique needs of every child and family from birth through age 5. Whether you are interested in connecting with other parents of young children, learning more about your child's development, or attending Pre-K, the SPPS Early Childhood Hubs has much to offer!
Saint Paul Public Schools Pre-Kindergarten prepares each child and family for Kindergarten by providing an academically rigorous early childhood education aligned with the district’s K-12 standards-based instructional model.
Early Childhood Family Education
Early Childhood Family Education’s (ECFE) mission is to strengthen families through education and support of all parents through 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.
Early Childhood Special Education
The 3-5 year old program provides services for children aged 3-5 who have qualified for special education services until Kindergarten. Eligibility is determined after an evaluation is completed. An IEP (Individualized Education Plan) is created with the family to support student needs.
Services can be provided in a variety of settings:
- Specialized services are available in our half and full day Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) classrooms.
- Special education services are also available for students attending Pre-K and ECFE classes.