STATE OF MINNESOTA FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION
Early Childhood Finance and Policy Committee
Workforce and Business Development Committee
Representative Dave Pinto, Chair of the Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division, called the virtual meeting to order at 8:30 AM on February 10, 2022, pursuant to House Rule 10.01. The meeting was conducted over Zoom and in-person at the Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain, and broadcast via House Public Information Services.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
Early Childhood Committee Members Present:
PINTO, Dave, Chair
PRYOR, Laurie, Vice Chair
FRANSON, Mary, Minority Lead
Workforce and Business Development Committee Members Present:
NOOR, Mohamud, Chair
XIONG, Jay, Vice Chair
HAMILTON, Rod, Minority Lead
A quorum was present.
The following presented on the first 1000 days of brain development from the Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain (MIDB):
Damian Fair, Ph.D, Redleaf Endowed Director (MIDB)
The following gave an overview of Child Care & Early Learning: The Critical Foundation for Minnesota's Economy:
Glen Gunderson, President, YMCA of the North
Jonathan Weinhagen, President & CEO, Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce
Heidi Hagel-Braid, Chief Program Officer, First Children’s Finance
Tony Sertich, President & CEO, Northland Foundation
The following gave an overview of the report of the Early Care & Education Crisis Workgroup
Amy Walstein, Education and Workforce Development Policy Director, Minnesota Business Partnership
The meeting was adjourned at 6:58pm.
Representative Dave Pinto, Chair
Representative Mohamud Noor, Chair
Hans Dosland, Committee Legislative Assistant
Abdihamid Badri Committee Legislative Assistant