Parent & Community Organizations


In the service of its educational mission, the Early Childhood Center seeks to build collaborative relationships with parents and members of the larger Elmwood Park community.

We do this through our own regularly scheduled family engagement events as well our partnership with the ECC's Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO). We also value our relationship with a relatively new District 401 parent organization, the Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee (BIPAC).


Our Partnerships


We welcome the support we receive from our PTO, which plays an important role in the life of our school, and from BIPAC. We invite you to learn more about this organization by visiting the following pages:


► Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee


► ECC Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO)


District 401 Policy Guidance 


For the District 401 policies that guide our relations with parent and community organizations, see the following sections of the Board of Education’s District Policy Manual:

► 8:90 — Parent Organizations and Booster Clubs 

► 8:95 — Parental Involvement    

Please note that District 401 is not, and will not be, responsible for a parent or community organization’s business or the conduct of its members.    

In addition, money that a parent or community organization gives to a District 401 school cannot be earmarked for any particular expense. 

Organizations may make recommendations, but cash or other valuable consideration must be given to the district to use at its discretion.