August- News + Events


Bemidji Pioneer- Northwest Minnesota Foundation Receives Grant

Bright Horizons- Early Education Degree Achievement Plan

 Think Small Blog- How do 2018 Canidates Interact with Early Education

Mankato Free Press- Child Care Crisis needs creative, cooperative solutions

MN Daily- UMN Research Aims to Improve Social PRograms in the State

MINN Post- At Rural- Urban Convening, a First Step Toward a New “One Minnesota Equity Blueprint”

Sentinel- Penny Weighs in on Child Care Crisis

Globe News Wire- American Indian College Fund Names Five Tribal College Recipient Grantees, For “Wisdom of the Children” Program to Build Native Early Childhood Teacher Pipeline, Promote STEM in Early Childhood Education 

Events/ Trainings:

Check out Think Small Trainings HERE

Learn More about Child Care Aware Professional Development opportunities HERE


  • Child Development and the School-Age Child
    Tuesday, August 21, 12:00-2:00 p.m.

    • Working with school-age children in afterschool programs can be awesome, but can also be challenging with wide ranges of age and development represented. In order to support the children we work with, it is important to understand the stages of their growth and development. Explore characteristics of school-age children, theories of growth & development, brain development, the effects of stress, practical application, and activity planning.




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