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ERIC Number: ED511582
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 122
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 44
Early Care and Education in Minnesota: Asset Review and Status Report
Chase, Richard; Dillon, Kristin; Valorose, Jennifer
Wilder Research
The goals of the early childhood business plan are to explain, inform, and guide public and private stakeholders and policymakers and the general public about the investments and activities required for all children to have opportunities for school success. The business plan presented in this report has two parts, an asset review and an action plan. The asset review provides an overarching lay of the early care and education landscape, summarizing and building on the numerous studies, assessments, and reports that have been developed since 2000 related to policies and financing of early care and education and related areas for children, from the prenatal stage to grade three. It describes the progress of systems-building work underway in Minnesota and the opportunities and challenges to building an early childhood system and to achieving better outcomes for children. It also provides an inventory of partnerships, organizations, and programs in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors active in early care and education. As part of the asset review, Wilder Research also conducted personal interviews and facilitated group discussions throughout Minnesota that provided an opportunity for a broad range of stakeholders to exchange ideas and provide input and qualitative information to refine and inform the asset review and the development of the action plan. Now Minnesota has more building blocks of an early care and education system. Much of the progress has been made through the concerted efforts of advocates based on plans developed by Ready 4 K in conjunction with the Build Initiative and through an incremental, piecemeal approach by various early childhood stakeholders; but many gaps and challenges remain. Appended are: (1) Partnerships; (2) Associations; (3) Organizations; (4) Programs; and (5) References. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
Wilder Research. Available from: Amherst H. Wilder Foundation. 451 Lexington Parkway North, Saint Paul, MN 55104. Tel: 651-280-2700; Fax: 651-280-3700; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wilder Research
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota