Please take the time to visit the new Early Childhood Advisory Council forum to comment on strategies suggested by ECAC committees that will support children in their readiness to enter kindergarten. The Council is interested in hearing ideas and strategies that have worked in various communities throughout Minnesota. The public comments and suggestions will be taken into consideration as the committees develop their recommendations to present to the Council.
Helping adults figure out what they want to pursue for a career is very important. You can start early, with children and teenagers of course. Some people reach adult age unsure of what they want to do, or unhappy with what they currently do for a living. Online services like this one you can see here, help such people orient themselves and gain the information they need to get started and begin being pointed in the right direction. This information and these solutions should be available to everyone, regardless of age or background.
The Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC) was formed in the fall of 2008 through Governor Tim Pawlenty’s Executive Order. The Council’s goal is that by 2020, all Minnesota children are school-ready as they enter kindergarten. The Council will provide recommendations to the Governor and Minnesota Legislature toward this outcome. The Council has 13 state and federal charges that have been grouped into related themes and are being addressed by four committees: Accountability, Access and Finance, Professional Development and Early Learning Standards.