Minnesota’s Reality. Nearly 50 percent of kids aren’t ready for kindergarten: Kids that start behind often never catch up. Some of the worst achievement gaps in the nation: Achievement gaps begin early, long before kindergarten.
Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.
Quality early care and education helps:
To address Minnesota’s critical need for increased access to high quality early care and education opportunities to ensure all children are prepared to succeed in school and life.
Increasing access to quality programs for 3-4 year-old children and their younger siblings living at or below 185% poverty through additional resources
Access to quality care, home visiting and mentoring for families of 0-2 year olds (infants and toddlers)
Adequate funding for quality K-3rd grade education
Permanent endowed funding to ensure all Minnesota kids have access to quality early care and education
Early Learning Scholarships:
Prepare Kids for School & Lifelong Success
Licensed center-based child care
3- and 4-year-old children living at or below 185% of poverty (plus younger siblings)
All children enter kindergarten fully prepared to succeed in school and life
Parent Aware rated or on path to quality rating
Policy Proposal & Impact of the Investment
Funding levels based on anticipated maximum participation rate of 70% of 3- and 4-year-olds living at or below 185% of poverty.
Help parents find quality
Current Campaign supporters include:
The campaign is grounded in years of research by early learning experts at the state and national levels, including Wilder Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota.