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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
Early Childhood Education Supervisor, St. David's Center for Child & Family Development

 

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

Marlene Jehnke
Board Treasurer
Early Learning Scholarship Administrator, Families First

 

Lanay Miller
Board Secretary
Chisago County Human Services

Marcia Schlattman
Program Manager, Milestones

 

Nedra Robinson
Early Childhood Specialist, Simpson Housing

 

Hannah Riddle de Rojas
Founder, SolBe Learning

 

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

 

Liz Kuoppala
Executive Director, Mahube-OTWA

 

Maria Steen
District Coordinator, Child Care Aware Northwest

Becky Littlewolf
Child Care Services Program Manager, Leech Lake Child Care

 

Laurel Wills
Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician

 

Jodi Wambeke
Early Childhood Manager
Jefferson Learning Center - Willmar

 

Jodi Schneider
Licensed Family Child Care Provider

 

Mary Fletcher
Director of Early Education

FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS

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