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Minnesota's Future now hosts Policy Hour, a monthly opportunity for early childhood and school-age care professionals to connect with each other and learn about current policy issues in an informal setting.

Policy Hour is held the first Tuesday of each month, October 2017-June 2018, from Noon-1:00 p.m. at Think Small (2021 East Hennepin Avenue | Suite LL20, Minneapolis, MN 55413). Except for January, which will be held the second Tuesday on January 9.

Connect Remotely

We're excited to announce a new Minnesota's Future Facebook page, where we will be live streaming each of the Policy Hours this year. Join us at Each session will be recorded and on the Facebook page for later viewing.

No RSVP required!

Invite your friends and coworkers!

Bring your lunch!


2015-2016 Topics

2016-2017 Topics


2017-2018 Topics

November 7, 2017

Join us on Tuesday, November 7 (election day!) for another look at policy initiatives that passed last session that impact early childhood and afterschool, this time featuring staff from the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Learn more about changes to child care licensing, the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP), and how Minnesota is implementing the new Child Care and Development Block Grant requirements.

View Live Stream Here.

October 3, 2017

Join us Tuesday, October 3 for the first Policy Hour of the new season! After a long, drawn-out session, there were a number of policy initiatives that passed that impact early childhood, including a new program called School Readiness Plus. The Minnesota Department of Education will give us an update on this program, as well as Voluntary Pre-K, and answer our questions.

View Recording Here.

Questions: Please contact Sara Benzkofer at

Minnesota’s Future is pleased to be able to continue the work of Child Care Works by giving Policy Hour a new home and ensuring early childhood and school-age care professionals have a place to come together.

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