Think Small. Services, resources, and advocacy for early childhood education in Minnesota
MAIN is a non-profit membership organization of Minnesota immersion educators and programs that was established to create opportunities for professional development for immersion practitioners; bring immersion administrators and teachers together; support discussion and collaborative problem-solving of issues and challenges that are unique to immersion programming; and serve as advocates and as an information resource for immersion education at the district and state levels.
The Minnesota Child Care Association (MCCA) provides statewide representation for child care centers on issues affecting the industry and gives them a professional organization for accessing the regulatory agencies. MCCA is committed to being a forceful advocate in conveying child care center concerns to the regulatory decision makers at the state and national levels.
Saint Paul Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) offers parent and early childhood education for families with children between birth and kindergarten age.
ECFE is based on the idea that the family provides a child’s first and most important learning environment, and parents are a child’s first and most significant teachers. ECFE works to strengthen families and enhance the ability of all parents to provide the best possible environment for the healthy growth and development of their children.
CARLA is one of the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI National Language Resource Centers, whose role is to improve the nation’s capacity to teach and learn foreign languages.
Minnesota’s Parent Aware Early Learning Scholarships and Quality Rating System