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HouseThursday, October 3, 2019 1:45 PM      

Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division
Jobs & Economic Development Finance Division

Location: Winona County History Center, 160 Johnson St., Winona, MN 55987
Chair: Rep. Dave Pinto
Alternate Chair: Rep. Tim Mahoney


The Child Care Crisis in Greater Minnesota

I. Overview of the Greater Minnesota Childcare Crisis
Tim Penny, CEO Southern MN Initiative Foundation

II. Context for the Crisis
Oriane Casale, Assistant Director of the Labor Market Information Office, DEED
Christa Anders, Coordinator, Transforming Minnesota’s Early Childhood Workforce
Jon Losness, Executive Director, Families First Rochester

III. The Southern Minnesota Perspective
Karen Sullivan, Executive Director, WSU Children’s Center
Teri Steckelberg, Business Development Manager, First Children’s Finance

IV. A Community Approach: Austin
Teri Steckelberg, Business Development Manager, First Children’s Finance
Sheri Dankert, Assistant Secretary-Treasurer, The Hormel Foundation
Angie Bissen, HR Business Partner, Hormel Foods

V. Moving Forward
Cisa Keller, Senior Vice President, Early Childhood Quality Development, Think Small

VI. Public Testimony and Committee Discussion

Please note that public testimony will be limited to no more than 3 minutes each, possibly less depending on the number of testifiers. If you would like to sign up to testify, please email no later than Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at NOON.

Committee Documents:
Child Care Impact, Southern MN Initiative Foundation
State of Child Care in MN, First Children's Finance
Written testimony, Tim Penny, MN Initiative Foundations Early Care



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