The mission of the Northfield ECIC is to educate, activate and mobilize the entire community on the issues affecting young children from birth to age five. ECIC is a community-based campaign to assure that every young child in the Northfield community has the support they need to have a solid foundation for life. Past and current successful projects include: Babies and Blankets, Bridges to Kindergarten, Early Childhood Summit, Magnificent Math Night, Reading Rodeo and Growing our Kindergarten.
Parents, community and business leaders, teachers, grandparents, or others, are invited to attend upcoming meetings to find out how to get involved. You can help with outreach to families, planning for special events, donating basic supplies for new parents, developing a community resource list, providing financial contributions, assisting with clerical tasks, verbal and written translation, building community partnerships, web design, child care assistance, and planning upcoming events.
ECIC members have represented a variety of organizations, including: CommonBond Communities, Northfield Public Schools Community Services, City of Northfield, Southern MN Initiative Foundation, Northfield Public Library, Alice’s Angels Daycare, Child Care Resource and Referral, Head Start, Carleton College ACT Center, Northfield Police Department, St. Olaf College, and AmeriCorps.
Meetings are held at 3:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month (except July) in the Northfield Community Resource Center (NCRC).
If you are interested in exploring the ECIC, please call Mary Hansen at 507.664.3750 for more information.