2018 MNAFEE Legislative Priorities of Minnesota’s 90th Legislative Session
- MNAFEE supports flexible, high quality early childhood programming, that may include universal pre-K and preservation of Pathway II scholarships for children ages 0-8 and their families.
- MNAFEE supports full funding for programming to meet the complex needs of families and communities across our state.
- MNAFEE supports a highly qualified, appropriately licensed teaching staff, pathways to licensure for early childhood and parent education professionals, and investments in training and support of early childhood endorsed administrators.
- MNAFEE supports increased investments in Early Childhood Family Education home visiting programs and funding which supports collaboration with community partners who provide home visiting. This includes digital efforts as a measure to build social capital for families as they prepare for kindergarten.
- MNAFEE supports, and is deeply committed to, ensuring that parent education, accessed through school based early childhood programs and taught by licensed parent educators is an essential component of early childhood programs.
- MNAFEE supports efforts assuring that the State of Minnesota’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS), Parent Aware, is reflective of school-based early education programs and is administered in a manner that is supportive of school-based programs.