Martin Luther King Day

On Monday, January 18th, 2010, our nation will celebrate the life and work of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King’s words inspired Rep. John Lewis to join the civil rights movement. Rep. Lewis has recorded a short message about what Martin Luther King Day means to him — and to all Americans. You can […]

Child Care Works and the Early Childhood Caucus Invite you

To attend a Community Conversation on the MN Quality Rating and  Improvement System Thursday, January 21, 2010 6:30—8:00 pm Northfield Community Resource Center 1651 Jefferson Pkwy, Northfield **Free Pizza and Refreshments begin at 6:15pm** Quality in early childhood care and education is  important and achievable. The Minnesota Legislature has made it a priority to create […]

Invitation to Parent Aware Briefing – 1/20/10 – 10-11 AM

The Minnesota Early Learning Foundation would like to invite anyone who is interested to attend a one-hour briefing by Dr. Kathryn Tout of Child Trends on the Year 2 results of the Parent Aware quality rating system evaluation. PARENT AWARE BRIEFING – YEAR 2 EVALUATION Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 Time: 10-11 am Location: Room […]

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

In these hard times it may seem that the severe weather is just one more added hardship. But as I stare out my window and look across the lots next to mine the quiet beauty of the snow fills me with calm I can’t explain. It makes me thankful to be here and appreciate my […]


As part of the process for establishing rules for the Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area, the Department of Natural Resources is seeking interested parties to participate in work groups to provide input on rulemaking for the MRCCA. The DNR is currently considering convening 1 to 4 work groups that will each meet 3 or 4 […]

Flu Shot Update

A list of clinics offering the H1N1 vaccine is available at the Minnesota Department of Health’s website. Minnesota should have received about 1 million doses of H1N1 vaccine. A link on that site allows you to find a location near your area code, or you can search for availability on a specific date. Simply click […]

Minnesota Historical Society Seasonal Events

Where else can learning be so much fun? The James J. Hill House and the Alexander Ramsey House in St. Paul each have a number of seasonal events including storytelling by costumed characters, a hunt for fantastic creatures featured in the artwork of the Hill House, a doll display, horse-drawn carriage rides and more. Other […]

FYI: Bridge to Benefits

The Children’s Defense Fund has implemented a multi-state project to improve the well-being of families and individuals by creating a website called Bridge to Benefits. The Bridge links people to public work support programs such as health care, food support, energy assistance, WIC, school meals, child care assistance, and tax credits. There is an eligibility-screening […]