The Children’s Cabinet prioritizes engagement with children, families, local governments, tribes, and communities for learning, accountability, and action in ensuring the systems serving children and families provide what is needed for each and every child to thrive.
Minnesota’s rich history of public-private collaboration is also a powerful tool to help address the needs of Minnesota’s children. Meaningful public-private collaboration can play an important role in ensuring that best practices are utilized, community voices are heard and responded to, and private sector resources are maximally leveraged.
One of the primary ways this is achieved is through engagement with external advisory bodies, including a Children’s Cabinet Advisory Council and the State Advisory for Early Education and Care. These external bodies, made up of individuals with the perspective of youth and families, diverse and underrepresented communities, and tribal and county leadership, provide recommendations and guidance to the Children’s Cabinet.