ABOUT US

The New Prague Early Childhood Initiative Coalition came into existence when the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation chose New Prague as their 2016 Early Childhood Initiative community, bestowing a grant (to be matched by the community) to enable our coalition to find ways to serve our community, specifically those ages 0-8.

The New Prague Rotary became aware of our sub-group focusing on creating a resource pamphlet and website, awarding us a grant as well to help fund this project for our community. 

The New Prague ECI coalition is a cross-sector group comprised of child care providers, early childhood family education representatives, preschool through 2nd-grade teachers, healthcare professionals, librarians, parents, grandparents, social workers, community education, and business professionals. The coalition is focusing on outreach, coordination of services, health and well-being, and overall child care support. 

OUR HISTORY 

OUR PARTNERS 

NEW PRAGUE AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

FISCAL AGENT

The New Prague Area School District is our fiscal agent. 

SOUTHERN MN INITIATIVE FOUNDATION

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation is a regional development and philanthropic organization that fosters economic and community vitality in 20 counties of southern Minnesota through a culture of collaboration and partnership. Read More

ROTARY CLUB of
NEW PRAGUE

The Rotary is an organization of business and professional men and women united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Read More

OUR COORDINATORS

The New Prague Area Early Childhood Initiative Coalition works to bring resources together in the New Prague area for families with children through elementary school. Our co-coordinators for NPAECIC are Maggie Goldade and Mary Bartusek.