February- News + Events

News:

Fillmore County Journal- Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation awards $120,490 in Early Childhood Grants

Business North- Northland Foundation celebrated for support of childcare industry

MPR News- 4 ways Minnesota lawmakers hope to boost education

Bemidji Pioneer- Greater Minnesota groups to get $1.5 million to grow child care access

MinnPost- Senate Republicans push to make addressing Minnesota’s child care woes a priority

New America- California Forum Highlights Policies for Improving Early Learning in the State

New America- The Role of Coalition Building in Expanding Grow Your Own Programs in Minnesota

Events:

View Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division Meeting Notes HERE

View Think Small trainings HERE

Learn More about Child Care Aware Professional Development Opportunities HERE

Written by Christine Empanger

Christine is a graduate student at Augsburg University. While working as an Intern with Advance Consulting LLC she has found a passion for bettering the Early Childhood Workforce and provide quality, and accessible early education across Minnesota. Advance Consulting LLC is a public policy consulting firm serving clients in the government, non-profit and private sectors whose mission is to work with clients to improve the lives of children and families. www.advance-consulting.org.