Greater East Side Early Learning Coalition

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  • Greater East Side Early Learning Coalition strives to connect families and children to resources and services at their time of need.


Current ELC Members

  • Americorp VISTA, Birth to Three Initiative, Office of Mayor Carter
    District 2 Community Council
    Family Values for Life
    First Covenant Church
    Hmoob Toj Siab Children's House
    Saint Paul Parks and Recreation - Arlinton Hills Recreation Center
    Saint Paul Public Library - Hayden Heights branck
    Saint Paul Public Schools Office of Early Learning

Current Strategy Focus

  • The Greater East Side Early Learning Coalition aims to support the mental wellness of families in our community. We will support wellness by:

    • Developing a shared common understanding.
    • Being knowledgeable of the various services and programs in support of mental wellness of families and how these are accessed.
    • Considering the cultural context of mental wellness for families and their children. 
    • Bringing awareness of the importance of a healthy mental wellbeing. 

Upcoming Meetings and Tabling Events

  • Upcoming meetings


    Thursday, May 16th, 1-2:30pm, Hayden Heights Library 

    Thursday, June 6th, 1-2:30pm, location TBD

    July, TBD

    August, TBD

    September, TBD

VISTA recruitment
  • SPPS OEL seeks a driven individual with community mobilization skills.

    Position Title: Early Learning Coalition Connection VISTA


    The SPPS Office of Early Learning specifically works to ensure lasting achievement for all early learners. Our Early Learning Coalitions aid in this effort by collaborating with residents and organizations within communities for the benefit of families with young children.


    SPPS OEL is working collaboratively with Mayor Carter’s City of Saint Paul VISTA Program—which brings together organizations serving children from birth to three and their families to build “a Saint Paul that works for all of us”—including our youngest residents


    The ELC Connection VISTA will assist in increasing resident participation and voice in current ELCs, while also supporting sustainability across all ELCs.


    Contact: Nikole Logan