Child Care Aware of Minnesota helps you stay informed about the latest child care and early education policy news. Each week during the legislative session, our Legislative Update provides a brief overview of bills that have been introduced, action that has been taken at the committee level or on the floor, and any other pertinent news related to early care and education and school-age care issues. We also produce a Bill Tracker that shows the introduction and progress of every early childhood education-related bill as it moves through the legislative process.
The decisions made in the Minnesota Legislature have a deep and lasting effect on our entire child care system. By staying informed, everyone who cares about the wellbeing of young children can make their voices heard by contacting their legislators about important early childhood issues. Use the look-up function on the Who Represents Me? page of the Minnesota Legislature website to find out who your representatives are and how to reach them. Legislators welcome input from constituents with lived experience; you don’t need to be an expert to express support or concern.
This is an important year, because the state faces many significant budget and policy decisions related to child care and early education. Make your voice heard!