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ABOUT US

Mission

We are a statewide early childhood leader driving change through partnerships to build an equitable, high-quality early care and education system that meets the needs of Minnesota’s families and children.

Values

We work with integrity, honor diverse ideas and approaches, and foster a culture of respect and trust. We are child-centered and equity-driven.

Practical Vision

External:

  • Access to high-quality, responsive care for all children
  • Highly visible programs and support
  • Equitably compensated workforce
  • Informed and supported profession
  • Creative recruitment and retention strategies
  • Innovative, accessible technology

Internal:

  • Innovative early childhood leadership
  • Intensive and inclusive relationships
  • Responsive and equitable workplace culture
BOARD
Leadership

Mike Huber
Board Chair
Curriculum Coordinator, St. David's Center for Child & Family Development

 

Marlene Jehnke
Board Vice Chair
Early Learning Scholarship Administrator, Families First Minnesota

Marcia Schlattman
Board Treasurer
Program Manager, Milestones

 

Liz Kuoppala
Board Secretary
Executive Director, Mahube-OTWA

Brittany Clausell
Director of Early Education, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe

 

Nicole Collins
Child Care Specialist, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

 

JoAnn Johnson
Professor and Chair CFS, St. Cloud State University

 

Juliet Lee
Director, Sleepy Tigers Chinese Immersion Learning Center

 

Hortensia Leon
Director, Jardin Magico

 

Margaret Mahowald
Director, Calvary Childcare Center

Lanay Miller
Senior Social Worker/Family Child Care Licensor, Chisago County Health & Human Services

 

Jodi Schneider
Owner, Jodi's Small World

 

Phyllis Sloan
Executive Director, La Creche Early Childhood Centers, Inc.

 

Maria Steen
Manager, CAPLP Child Care Aware

 

Jodi Wambeke
Early Childhood Manager, Willmar K12

FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS

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Financial Statements