STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION
COMMITTEE ON EARLY CHILDHOOD AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT POLICY
Chair, Representative Joe Mullery
Representative Mullery, Chair of Committee on Early Childhood and Youth Development Policy, called the meeting to order at 4:05PM Tuesday, February 12, 2013 in Room 5 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
LAINE, Vice Chair
A quorum was present.
Dr. Karen Cadigan, Office of Early Learning, provided an informational overview of Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) programs in Minnesota.
Patty Gardner, Kathy Erickson, and Delores Fuller provided an informational overview of ECFE programs provided through St. Paul Public Schools.
Dr. Marcie Jefferys and Alexandra Fitzsimmons, Children's Defense Fund Minnesota, provided an overview of maternal depression diagnosed in new mothers and the effects on early childhood.
Terry Rose, CEO of Baby Space, provided additional information on maternal depression.
Dr. Monica Potter, Robbinsdale ECFE, provided information on behalf of Minnesota Community Education Association and the Minnesota Association of Family and Early Education on their 2012 evaluation of ECFE programs.
David Hoden testified in support of continued state funding for early childhood education programs.
Representative Howe moved to approve the minutes from Wednesday, February 6, 2013. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.
The meeting was adjourned at 5:30PM.
Representative Joe Mullery, Chair
Bennett Smith, Committee Legislative Assistant