Entries by MinneMinds News

MinneMinds Response to OLA Report on Early Childhood Education

MinneMinds Response to OLA Report on Early Childhood Education The MinneMinds early childhood coalition is in agreement with many of the findings and recommendations from the Office of the Legislative Auditor’s (OLA) report on Early Childhood Education. The report outlines the strengths of early childhood care and education in Minnesota as well as areas that […]

Success Stories – Joyce Preschool

Executive Director Laura Tompkins The MinneMinds coalition has partners across the state that embrace key values, provide innovation, and take child-centered approaches that provide meaningful and long-lasting positive benefits for Minnesota’s children and families. These programs are leading the way in providing high-quality early childhood care and education. MinneMinds knows that high-quality early childhood care […]

Community Conversation on Early Childhood with GOP Gubernatorial Candidates

Minneapolis. – Minnesota has made considerable progress investing in our state’s earliest learners, but much work remains. Looking ahead, a new governor in 2018 will play a pivotal role in deciding the direction and importance of early childhood care and education in Minnesota. MinneMinds is sponsoring a second community conversation hosted by People Serving People […]

Minnesota’s Future for Early Childhood

DFL gubernatorial candidates to outline their vision for early care and education Minneapolis. – Minnesota’s next governor will play a pivotal role in determining the future of early childhood care and education in our state. While significant progress has been made in investing in our children, more work must be done to provide access for […]

End of Special Session Update

Today, the families of 40,000 Minnesota children under age five cannot afford quality early care and education. Thanks to bipartisan compromise and the leadership of our governor and legislative leaders, thousands of Minnesota’s youngest and most vulnerable children may now have access to early childhood programs. The MinneMinds Coalition would like to thank Governor Dayton, […]

Special Session Update #2 from MinneMinds

The legislature is making progress at the capitol the Capitol. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay in the loop. Below, we provide… An Update from the Capitol In The News: Special Session Continues Thursday In The News: Exhausted legislature Takes a Night Off, as Budget Remains Unfinished In The News: Guest Opinion: Closing state opportunity gaps requires […]

Special Session Update from Minneminds

Things are moving quickly at the Capitol. There will be additional updates as things progress, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay in the loop. Below, we provide… An Update from the Capitol Some Recent News: “Legislature gets budget deal — but will need an overtime special session” (Excerpt) via Pioneer Press A […]

MinneMinds Coalition Letter to Governor Mark Dayton

May 17, 2017 Governor Dayton: The MinneMinds Coalition thanks you for advocating for Minnesota’s youngest and most vulnerable children. We know this work has been especially challenging with this year’s budget negotiations. As you know, we must take action to address Minnesota’s worst-in-the-nation opportunity gap. To close this gap, we need investment in early care […]

Letter to Health and Human Services Conference Committee Members

Dear Health and Human Services Conference Committee Members: The MinneMinds Coalition would like to thank members of the House and Senate for advocating for Minnesota’s youngest and most vulnerable children. We also thank Chairs Dean and Benson for their tireless and thoughtful leadership on behalf of children. We know this work has been especially challenging […]

Letter to Education Conference Committee Members

Dear Education Conference Committee Members: The MinneMinds Coalition would like to thank members of the House and Senate for advocating for Minnesota’s youngest and most vulnerable children. We also thank Education Finance Committee Chairs Nelson and Loon for their leadership on behalf of children. We know this work has been especially challenging with this year’s […]