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Conversation with Governor Candidates

Friday, September 7, 2018  
Posted by: Lara Richardson
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We're excited to host, along with a dozen other early childhood organizations, a Candidate Conversation on Minnesota’s Youngest Children with candidates for Governor on Thursday, September 27 at the Minnesota Children’s Museum.  

First District Congressman Tim Walz and Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson are invited to participate. The focus of the forum is children prenatal through age five, their families, and the professionals who support them.

Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and the forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. We encourage you to attend with your family. A room will be available for those wanting a separate space to watch the event. The Museum exhibits will not be open.

Register Today!


We will be livestreaming the event, so please be sure to register to ensure you receive the information on how to access the event.


Mingle with MnAEYC-MnSACA

Join us for the next Mingle with MnAEYC-MnSACA and get all of your questions answered about voting in the upcoming election in November and ideas for engaging with candidates about the important work you do, while also meeting others in the early childhood and afterschool fields and enjoying a delicious beverage.

The November election is a critically important advocacy opportunity and we can help you make the process easy and fun!  Feel free to drop in when you can.

Can’t make it? Feel free to drop us a line with your questions at sarab@mnaeyc-mnsaca.org.

Thursday, September 20
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Caribou Coffee

2111 Snelling Ave. N.
Roseville, MN 55113


Zero Weeks Film Showing

You're invited to a Minneapolis screening of Zero Weeks - a powerful film about the importance of paid family leave. Three CARE Public Policy Fellow alumni, in partnership with Rep. Frank Hornstein, Minnesotans for Paid Family Leave, ISAIAH, and others, worked together to bring this showing to Minneapolis.

Admission is free and open to the public! RSVP online is highly encouraged and appreciated, but everyone is welcome to walk into the screening and attend.

Immediately following the film, we will have a community discussion and hear from leaders in the fight for paid family here in Minnesota.

Thursday, October 4
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Temple Israel
2323 Fremont Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55405

Register Today!

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCS9Hpm0oCI


Plan a Lights on Afterschool Event

The 19th Lights on Afterschool event is Thursday, October 25! This is your opportunity to plan an event to highlight the important work your program does for youth, families and the community.

To find inspiration for your event, browse through this year's event ideas and themes and choose a theme that fits your program's goals. Ready to change the world? Explore the Youth Voice theme and find new ways to help your students engage with their community. Want to help your community live healthier lives? Head to Health and Wellness and get ready to host a game of kickball or a family dinner to teach physical activity and healthy eating skills.


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