JUNE 2024


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Dear Angie,

Hello families!

Thank you so much for showing our teachers so much love last month! We enjoyed all your treats and gifts! Thank you for participating in conferences and discussing your wonderful children’s progress! As we look toward summer, please let us know if you have any vacations coming up for your family.

Our oldest Sharks will be graduating and moving onto kindergarten, if you have not already given your last day, please do so! We will miss you!  

It's Summer T-Shirt Time! Each year, EFC designs a summer t-shirt for optional purchase to celebrate the season. Check out this year's shirt here. (Quote on back: "We could never have loved the earth so well if we had had no childhood in it." -- George Eliot)

If you wish to order, please do so by Monday, June 10. Happy Summer!

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June 13 - Preschool Graduation

June 14 - Grab and Go Breakfast for Father’s Day

June 18/19 - Bouncy Houses!

June 20 - 1st day of summer, dress beachy!

June 26 - Water play day for Toddlers! (Bring swimsuits!)

June 27- Water play day for Preschoolers! (Bring swimsuits!)


In Honor of Father’s Day, we will have a Grab’n Go Breakfast on Friday, June 14. All fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and special caregivers are welcome to take a treat to go. Have a great Father’s Day weekend!


  • As the weather starts to get warmer, please remember we do not allow flip flops and recommend continuing to send closed toed shoes. We cannot apply aerosol sunscreen, just the lotion kind. 

  • When we have water play days, please be sure to send a swimsuit!

  • As a reminder parents need to come through the building for drop off and pick up. For the safety of the children please do not go through the fences when dropping off or picking up.

  • Please make sure to bring water bottles labeled with first and last names every day! 



We were honored to recognize our long term employees (those who have been with Especially for Children for 5 years or longer) at our Professional Development Day in May. They are pictured below!

5-9 Years

10-14 Years

Camera Malfunction!

Darci Edgell

Kari Peterson

Sheila Navy

DeeAnn Besch

Kathy Hane

Jamie Kittleson

Kayleigh Armstrong

Wai Yee Yip

15-19 Years

20-25 Years

26+ Years!



Now-9/2 llama Trek, MN Zoo

Now-6/16 A Year With Frog and Toad, Children’s Theatre, Mpls 

5/31-6/2 Edina Art Fair, 50th&France, Edina

6/2 Grand Old Day, St. Paul

6/15 Grand Day Parade, Saint Louis Park

6/15 Midsommar Celebration, American Swedish Institute

6/15-6/16 Stone Arch Bridge Festival, Minneapolis

6/19 Movies on the Hill: The Super Mario Brothers Movie, Hyland Hills, Bloomington

6/21-8/4 Finding Nemo Jr., Stages Theatre, Hopkins

6/23-6/25 Chalk Walk Festival, New Brighton


All Summer - Music and Movies in the Park - Various Minneapolis Parks     


Find more local family events

Especially for Children - Eagan

3370 Coachman Road 

Eagan, MN 55121

(651) 452-0043


Center Directors

Marcia Ale and Sam Gort