News for Professionals

Posted: 10/3/13 - Morrison County Record

As the new school year swings into full gear, more of the state’s youngest learners will now have access to high quality early education. Thanks to Gov. Mark Dayton and the legislature’s $40 million dollar investment over the next biennium in early education scholarships, more than 8,000 students will be given a better start.

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: 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.