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Welcome! This page includes information about programs, initiatives, and resources that may be of interest to communities interested in better understanding and supporting early care and education. 

Resources for Community Early Care and Education Planning

State Efforts to Improve Early Care and Education Systems

Resources for Leadership and Advocacy

Research and Data about Early Care and Education

The resources in this section can help you learn more about the early care and education sector in Minnesota and nationally—who makes up the sector, which families access it, and what the challenges are to creating a system that is affordable, accessible, and that equitably compensates providers and the workforce.

About this information

The information provided here reflects the coordinated efforts of the Governor's Children's Cabinet, the Department of Education, the Department of Human Services, the Department of Health, Minnesota Management and Budget, and other agencies' expertise. Coordinated efforts are ongoing and information will continue to be updated to reflect changes. 

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