Minnesota Early Childhood Indicators of Progress
Minnesota's early learning standards are called the Minnesota Early Childhood Indicators of Progress. They summarize what children should know and be able to do at different ages.
The Minnesota Office of Early Learning brings together staff from the Departments of Human Services, Education and Health around common goals including the Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge goals and Minnesota's resulting State Plan to improve children's outcomes and readiness for kindergarten.
A variety of reports on the child care assistance program and quality of care are available on the child care research page
Minnesota's application to the federal Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) describes how more than $80 million in state and federal funds will be spent to provide low-income families with access to child care and improve the quality of that care. The 180-page, two-year plan is available electronically by sending an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org with "CCDF Fund Plan" in the subject line.