Entries by Jorje Amerigo

A MinneMinds Call to Action for Our Youngest Children

The 2019 legislative session brings a new opportunity to significantly expand access to high-quality early childhood programs. With 90% of brain development occurring by age five, investing in early childhood helps every child have an equitable opportunity to excel in their future education. It is important we take bold action this session towards closing the […]

Success Stories – Montessori American Indian Childcare Center

LaVon Lee – Program Director Creating quality cultural programs using indigenous learning methods and practices is an approach making the Montessori American Indian Childcare Center (MAICC) an innovative and successful educational model. Established in 2014, MAICC’s mission is to “access the early childhood needs and academic achievement gap of American Indian children through revitalizing the […]

Success Stories – Way to Grow

Carolyn Smallwood – CEO Megan McLaughlin – Program Director Way to Grow was founded with one promise: to work every day to change the lives of some of our most vulnerable neighbors. Way to Grow supports families with children from birth to age eight, and believes that every one of their neighbors is a valued […]

Success Stories – Listos Preschool and Childcare

Courtney Caron – Program Director Christina Valdez – Executive Director Having opened in the fall of 2015, Listos Preschool and Childcare is Rochester’s first dual immersion early learning program, which provides a diverse, inclusive, high-quality bilingual education. The guiding mission is apparent in the name Listos, which means both smart and ready in Spanish, the […]

Advocacy for Children Day

Hundreds of advocates to rally in support of early childhood care and education WHO: MinneMinds, Greater Twin Cities United Way, Minnesota’s Future, early learning advocates, educators, parents, children, legislators, and community members.WHAT: St. Paul, Minn. – Join hundreds of early childhood learning advocates, parents, and children from across the state on March 29th, as they stand […]