Date(s) - 05/01/2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Early childhood development and education are key determinants of future health and well–being.[1] The World Health Organization cites that “the early child period is considered to be the most important developmental phase throughout the lifespan and what happens to the child in the early years is critical for the child’s developmental trajectory and life course” [2].Therefore access to high quality, affordable early childhood education is important to improving Minnesota’s social, economic, education and health outcomes.

Hear from experts about the importance of early childhood education, the financial impact it has on our state, the current challenges to providing this to the youngest members of our community, how COVID19 is impacting ECE from an economic and community perspective, and how you can get involved in the conversation.

Mind Opener: Early Childhood Education

Friday, May 1
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Virtual event! Details will be sent to registrants directly.

Registration required, below.

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Tickets for Mind Openers are usually $10 for Citizens League members, but we’re hosting these virtual events for free. Your gift today keeps these events going! Add an additional gift when registering, or use our donate page here!

Our speakers:

Andre Dukes

Andre Dukes

Senior Director Collective Impact, Early Childhood at Northside Achievement Zone

Cisa Keller

Cisa Keller

Senior Vice President for Early Childhood Quality Development, Think Small

Art Rolnick

Art Rolnick

Senior Fellow, Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota

Citizens League Mind Openers, sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, are deep dives into policy topics that affect Minnesota and its citizens. The talks, over breakfast, are an opportunity for Citizens League members to learn and talk about a variety of different issues.