The input of early childhood stakeholders is critical to developing a plan for transforming the early childhood workforce in Minnesota. We would love to hear from all current early childhood care and education professionals: aides, assistant teachers, teachers, assistant directors and directors and including those working in centers, in licensed family homes and those providing family, friend and neighbor care. We want feedback from faculty and administrators in institutes of higher education, current students, prospective students and the business community. We are particularly interested in hearing from first generation college students, people who speak languages in addition to English and communities of color.
For current child care providers, we are working with Child Care Aware of Minnesota to develop an Any Time Learning module with the material below so that providers can earn professional development hours. You will need a DEVELOP account so if you do not have one, please visit the DEVELOP website to create one. We are also working to translate some materials into Spanish and Somali. If you would like to receive notification when the Any Time Learning Module or the translations are complete, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feedback must be provided by the end of March 2018.
HOW TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK ON MINNESOTA’S PLAN TO TRANSFORM THE EARLY CHILDHOOD WORKFORCE:
STEP ONE: Watch the webinar describing Minnesota’s plan: Click here.
STEP TWO: Review Minnesota’s priority areas, strategies and outcomes. Click here.
STEP THREE (Optional): Watch this webinar from the National Academies, Innovation to Incubation Project to provide context for Minnesota’s efforts.
STEP FOUR (Optional): Check out other pages of this website including background videos from the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment and resources page for the research that informed this work.
STEP FIVE: Complete this survey: Minnesota’s Early Childhood Workforce Survey
STEP SIX (for materials in languages other than English): Check back. We will be uploading the survey in Spanish.