STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION
EARLY CHILDHOOD FINANCE & POLICY DIVISION
Representative Nora Slawik, Chair of the Early Childhood Finance & Policy Division, called the meeting to order at 4:33 pm on Tuesday, January 20, 2009, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
House Members Present:
House Members Excused:
A quorum was not present.
Chair Slawik asked Rep. Buesgens to introduce himself to the committee.
A quorum was present at 4:35 pm.
Organizations and foundations in support of early care and education introduced themselves to the committee and presented their priorities:
Todd Otis, President, Ready 4 K
Kate Wolford, President, McKnight Foundation
Missy Staples Thompson, Vice President, Success By 6, Greater Twin Cities United Way
Representative Bly moved that the minutes from Thursday, January 20, 2009 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Carole Specktor, Advocacy and Legislative Affairs Director, MN Children's Defense Fund (Ms. Specktor brought in her young son Jackson to the committee.)
James Carlson, Director of Public Policy, Child Care WORKS
Ann McCully, Executive Director, Minnesota Child Care Resource & Referral Network
DeeAnn Besch, Vice President, Especially for Children, Minnesota Childcare Center Association
Cisa Keller, Director of Advocacy and Government Relations, New Horizon Academy
Lisa Thompson, family child care provider, AFSCME Child Care Providers Together
Gayle Kelly, Executive Director, Minnesota Head Start Association
Steve Kerr, Director of Community Education, Minnesota Community Education Association
Sharon Henry-Blythe, Director of Children and Family Policy and Research, Family Supportive Housing Center
Jill Briggs, Chisago County Community Health Services Administrator and Public Health Director, Co-Chair, Minnesota Coalition for Targeted Home Visiting
Tom Cytron-Hysom, Legislative Chair, Literacy Minnesota
Laura Le-Croix-Dalluhn, Executive Director, Youth Community Connections
The meeting was adjourned at 6:04 pm.
Representative Nora Slawik, CHAIR
Matthew M. Collie
Committee Legislative Assistant