News for Community Partners

Are you registered to vote? With the next general election coming up on Tuesday, November 4, that’s an answer Minnesota’s Future Coalition is very interested in hearing from the state’s residents.

The Bill Tracker (formerly provided by Child Care WORKS) provides progress updates on bills currently moving through the Minnesota Legislature related to early care and education and school-age care issues. Issues include the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP), Early Learning Scholarships, and licensing and program regulations.

Posted: 10/3/13 - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Four Head Start providers that serve 3,200 low-income children in four states are closing due to the federal government shutdown.

Posted: 10/1/13 - Isanti County News

The mission of Cambridge-Isanti District #911 Early Childhood and Family Programs is to provide comprehensive program offerings, services and resources which educate, support and strengthen families with children ages birth through kindergarten entrance.

Posted: 9/30/13 - Brainerd Daily Dispatch

Brainerd Public Schools is the proud recipient of an $81,000 Minnesota Early Learning Scholarship Award. The award is recognition of the district’s ongoing focus via its well-established School Readiness program on providing the community with quality early childhood educational experiences.

Posted: 9/19/13 - Breckenridge Daily News

The Breckenridge School Readiness Program recently earned the highest possible 4-Star Parent Aware rating from the Minnesota Department of Human Services. The rating tool helps parents investigate the quality of early childhood settings.

Posted 9/16/13 - Willmar West Central Tribune

A group of child advocates in the Willmar area is working to develop a cohesive education plan for pre-school children in the area.

Posted 9/12/13 - St. Paul Pioneer Press

Minnesota continues to garner praise from national educators for increasing early education funding.