Share Your Feedback--Power to the Profession - DUE Wed. 9/25
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is asking for feedback on their latest draft recommendations for the Power to the Profession initiative. Power to the Profession is a national collaboration to define the early childhood profession by establishing a unifying framework for career pathways, knowledge, and competencies, qualifications, standards, and compensation. If you are part of the early childhood education field, add your voice to this important conversation about the profession.
DERS 2.0 Has Arrived!
The DERS is a classroom observation tool that measures qualities proven to support executive functions, linguistic and cultural fluency, and social-emotional development.
Hundreds of trained users across the country are using the DERS to assess classrooms and improve practice towards the goal of supporting optimal human development and learning.
CLASP Survey--Input Needed
Do you work directly with immigrant children and families? Want to be entered to win a $50 gift card? Take a survey for the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) to share your expertise.
As part of CLASP’s ongoing efforts to document the impacts of immigration policy on young children, they are asking for feedback from early childhood professionals working with immigrant families. The survey is intended for direct service professionals providing child care and early education services, including but not limited to classroom teachers, special education teachers, family child care providers, home visitors, family engagement specialists, and program directors.
The survey will take approximately 25-45 minutes to complete. Question topics include children’s behavior and mental health; parental needs; program attendance and enrollment changes; and existing resources and needs for support. Participants will be entered to win a $50 gift card.
Take the survey.
Survey findings will be published in a research brief later this year. Responses will also inform the development of additional resources for early childhood stakeholders and immigrant families with young children. All responses are anonymous.
Questions? Contact Rebecca Ullrich (firstname.lastname@example.org). CLASP is a national, nonpartisan, anti-poverty nonprofit organization.
Apply for Advisory Council
Governor Walz recently relaunched the Children’s Cabinet, an interagency partnership that works to improve how the state serves children and families. Now, there’s an opportunity for you to get involved.
The cabinet will engage stakeholders through external advisory bodies, including a Children’s Cabinet Advisory Council and the State Advisory for Early Education and Care. These groups, made up of individuals with the perspective of youth and families, diverse and underrepresented communities, and tribal and county leadership, will provide recommendations and guidance to the Children’s Cabinet.
Learn more about the councils and apply today by clicking the links above.
Free Advocacy Training
Would you like to learn more about advocacy? Attend a FREE Advocating for Young Children Training. We are offering two upcoming opportunities in Greater Minnesota:
Thursday, October 10 in Duluth
The two hour session will help you build your skills and earn in-service training hours.
Small Talks: Implicit Bias in Early Childhood
Join us on October 15 to learn about implicit bias, what it is, how it shows up in early childhood and the implications for children’s trajectory. Our Small Talks panelists will discuss individual and collective implicit bias, its effects on Minnesota’s achievement gap, and what we can do as a community to address it.
Small Talks features leaders who share key insights on early childhood education and discuss innovative solutions to early learning issues in Minnesota.
Ann Kaner-Roth Policy Hour Update
Minnesota’s Future is excited for the upcoming season of Policy Hour, and we appreciate everyone’s participation in person and on our Facebook page. This year we’re changing things up a bit and instead of starting in October, the first one will be on Tuesday, December 3. The sessions will run like usual, the first Tuesday of the month, 12-1 p.m. at Think Small, Minneapolis and on our Facebook page through June 2020. Mark your calendars and more information about the December session is coming soon!
Prenatal to Three Policy Forum
Upcoming Event Open to Public In Person or Webcast
Monday, Oct 21, 2019, 9:00am-Noon Registration & Networking at 8:30am
University of St. Thomas
Anderson Student Center, North Woulfe Hall
2115 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105
Click here to register for this event online
Click here to view/download a PDF flyer for this event