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1 Advisory Committee Meeting June 7, :30 – 11:30 a.m.

2 MinneMinds Supporting Organizations

3 Strength in Numbers and Influence A statewide coalition representing: State and local government, including 1 state agency, 1 city agency and 2 Mayors 6 Initiative Foundations representing every rural region of Minnesota 19 child care resource and referral agencies 23 of Minnesota’s largest philanthropic organizations 30 statewide youth development, healthy living and social responsibility programs 34 Head Start grantees 51 high-profile business leaders 950 elementary and middle level principals 1,000 pediatric medical physicians 5,000 parents representing all 134 legislative districts 7,500 K-12 teachers 13,100 small businesses providing quality child care to more than 40,000 families 43,000 state union employees

4 An Engaged and Effective Coalition: Thank you! Earned Media: Investment in early learning was profiled by media as one of the top five priorities of the 2013 session from January through May. Importance of early learning and the need for scholarships received coverage week after week in articles, commentaries and letters to the editor in major newspapers, community newspapers and radio in communities across the state. Grassroots: MinneMinds grassroots network: 39,229 supporters Number of action alerts sent: 37 action alerts (sent to 38,900 grassroots supporters) Messages in to legislators (tracked): 4,092 Letters of support to Governor Dayton and legislative leaders: 47 Petition signatures: 1,792 Phone bank calls: 364 Social media: More than 325 tweets and 500 Facebook posts Letters to the Editor: 40 submitted to newspapers around the state

5 2013 Legislative Session Outcomes Investment/Policy ChangeImpact Education Budget Pre-K Early Care and Education Scholarships $46 million ($40 million new money)  3- and 4-year olds at 185% of poverty  Includes younger siblings (ages 0-2)  Prioritizes 0-5 year olds of teen parents  $5,000 scholarships All Day Kindergarten $134 million to allow districts to provide all-day Kindergarten beginning in Fall 2014  Fully funds all day k for all students statewide  Districts can use general education revenue for 3- and 4-year olds as long as the district does not have a fee-based all-day kindergarten program  Allows school districts to use basic skills revenue to prepare early learners for kindergarten Human Services Budget CCAP Reimbursement $20 million increase in investment to increase reimbursement rate by 20% to 3- and 4-star Parent Aware rated programs  Incentivizes expansion of quality statewide  Helps address gap of cost of quality  Benefits all children in quality care (ages 0-5)  Authorized activities at 3- and 4-star programs reduced from 35 hours/week to 30 hours/week Repeal of Absent Day Cuts Reinstates 25 absent day policy  Repeals 10 day law  Helps families maintain access to quality care

6 Investment in Pre-Kindergarten Scholarships Minnesota Early Learning Foundation Early Childhood Scholarship Pilot State-funded Pre- Kindergarten Allowances Pilot State-funded Early Learning Scholarships Race to the Top Early Learning Grant Scholarships MinneMinds State- funded Early Learning Scholarships Jan 2008 Jan 2009 Jan 2010 Jan 2011 Jan 2012 Jan 2013 Jan 2014 Jan 2015 Jan 2016 Ongoing Scholarships: 350 Investment: $6 million Scholarships: 970 Investment: $4.6 million Scholarships: 460 Investment: 1.8 million Scholarships: 4,057 per year Investment: $20.3 million per year Scholarships: 1,560 (total) Investment: $12.8 million Remaining need: 16,000 Kids Per Year Jan 2017 Scholarships for low income kids

7 Licensed center-based child care Licensed family child care Preschool programs Public school-based programs Head Start Early Learning Scholarships All children enter kindergarten fully prepared to succeed in school and life: Greater school achievement Better graduation rates Higher earning potential More productive workforce FY2014FY2015FY2016FY2017FY2018FY2019 4,057 kids $23,000,000 4,057 kids $23,000,000 4,057 kids $23,000,000 20,240 kids $150,000,000 20,240 kids $150,000,000 Return on Investment Eligible programs: Parent Aware rated or on path to quality rating Funding levels based on anticipated maximum participation rate of 70% of 3- and 4-year-olds living at or below 185% of poverty. Eligible children: 3- and 4-year-old children living at or below 185% of poverty (plus younger siblings) 4,057 kids $23,000,000 Funding Approved in 2013 for Pre-K Scholarships Funding Required to Meet the Need

8 Parent-directed scholarships Expanding a system of high quality programs Positioning Minnesota as a national leader Messaging Going Forward

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