On October 29, 2018, we brought together 40 experts on early childhood financing and the early childhood workforce to learn from each other, discuss issues and propose next steps. Stakeholders included advocacy organizations, state agency representatives, higher education faculty and administrators, philanthropists, the Federal Reserve of Minnesota, early childhood educators and program directors, as well as national experts including the Early Learning Policy Group, the Committee for Economic Development and the TEACH National Center. Jerry Cutts and Liz Davis, Minnesotans who served on the National Academy of Sciences’ workgroup that produced the national consensus study report, Transforming the Financing of Early Care and Education, shared their experience with the process as well as the recommendations from the report.
Our goals were to:
- Deepen our understanding of challenges and our roles in creating solutions
- Understand the reasons for care and education workforce shortages and how they affect employers and communities
- Gain an overview from national experts of the reports from the National Academy of Medicine on Transforming the Workforce for Children from Birth to 8 and Transforming the Financing of Early Care and Education
- Learn about the implementation efforts taking place in Minnesota
- Identify action steps for collective impact
Agenda, Reports and Copies of the PowerPoint Presentations:
- To read the report from Minnesota’s Workforce Advisory Group on compensation, click here.
- Making Strides Together Agenda Handout
- Transforming the Financing of Early Care and Education Overview – October 29, 2018
- Overview of NGA Supported Report on EC Compensation in Minnesota, October 29, 2018
- Transforming the Early Childhood Workforce – B8 Team Overview – October 29, 2018
- TEACH Moving the Needle Introduction for Oct. 29, 2018 workforce meeting