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 our highest need children.

MinneMinds is sponsoring a community conversation hosted by People Serving People with DFL candidates for governor to lay out their vision for early childhood care and education in Minnesota. This important conversation will focus on the pressing early childhood issues facing our state and in providing access to high-quality, equitable early childcare and education.

A second gubernatorial forum featuring Republican candidates for governor will be held on Wednesday, November 15.

Announced DFL Candidates Invited:
Mayor Chris Coleman (Confirmed)             State Auditor Rebecca Otto
Representative Tina Liebling                      Representative Paul Thissen
Representative Erin Murphy                       Congressman Tim Walz (Confirmed)

Where: 
People Serving People – Center of Excellence
2400 Park Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404

When:
Thursday, October 19
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Hosted By:
People Serving People

In Partnership with:
Child Care Aware of Minnesota, Children’s Defense Fund of Minnesota, Children’s Hospitals, First Children’s Finance, Greater Twin Cities United Way, Growth & Justice, Indian Women’s Resource Center, Joyce Preschool, Kids at Risk Action, Minnesota Child Care Association, MnAEYC-MnSACA, Northside Achievement Zone, People Serving People, Safe Passage for Children, The Sheltering Arms Foundation, Start Early Funders Coalition, Think Small, YWCA of Minneapolis

About the MinneMinds Coalition
MinneMinds is supported by a broad base of nearly 100 statewide organizations and thought leaders with a common commitment to prioritizing Minnesota’s youngest children as the most pressing need and important investment for Minnesota. For more information visit www.MinneMinds.com.

About People Serving People
People Serving People is the region’s largest and most comprehensive family-focused homeless shelter. People Serving People helps homeless and at-risk children and their families manage crisis situations and build a strong foundation for their long-term success. For more information visit: www.peopleservingpeople.org.