STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION
EARLY CHILDHOOD FINANCE & POLICY DIVISION
Representative Nora Slawik, Chair of the Early Childhood Finance & Policy Division, called the meeting to order at 4:36 pm on Thursday, January 22, 2009, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
House Members Present:
House Members Excused:
A quorum was present.
Representative Mack moved that the minutes from Tuesday, January 20, 2009 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Testifiers for organizations, Minnesota Department of Human Services and local entities discussed the Minnesota Early Learning Foundation (MELF) scholarships, state allowances and Parent Aware programs:
Mayor Chris Coleman, City of St. Paul
Duane Benson, Executive Director, Minnesota Early Learning Foundation
Deb Swenson-Klatt, Manager, Early Childhood Development, Department of Human Services
Carol Miller, Area Manager, Research, Planning and Development Dept., Hennepin County
Lisa Cariveau, Early Education Project Coordinator, City of St. Paul
John T. Woodwick, Executive Director, Minnesota Valley Action Council
Maureen Seiwert, Executive Director of Early Childhood Education, Minneapolis Public Schools
Marcia Treno, Family Learning Coordinator, Wayzata Public Schools
Jacqueline Felt, Pre-Kindergarten Program Supervisor, Saint Paul Public Schools
Amy Susman-Stillman, Acting Co-director, Director of Applied Research and Training, Center for Early Education and Development (CEED), University of Minnesota
The meeting was adjourned at 6:06 pm.
Representative Nora Slawik, CHAIR
Matthew M. Collie
Committee Legislative Assistant