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Policies in Play

The Policies in Play series takes a closer look at the recently passed state legislative policies that affect early care and education. We work with partners to find out what these policies look like in action and how they impact Minnesota children and families.

Here are some of our past blog posts:

Early Learning Scholarships Are Critical For Children in Child Protection
By Rich Gehrman, Founder and Executive Director of Safe Passage for Children
The Triple Bottom Line of Child Care
By Cisa Keller, Senior Vice President of Early Childhood Quality Development

West Central Minnesota Child Care Providers Benefit from Forgivable Loans
By Marie Huey, Civic Engagement Specialist

View all of our Policies in Play blog posts here.


The Think Small Leadership team participates in local, state and national efforts to advance quality early learning.

  • Early Childhood Systems Reform Steering Committee
  • P-3 Design Team
  • B8 Workforce Team
  • Parent Aware Advisory Committee
  • University of Berkeley–Financing Teacher Quality State Advisory Team
  • Minneapolis Cradle to K Cabinet
  • Northside Achievement Zone Early Childhood Action Team and Strategic Leadership Team
  • Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood Early Childhood Advisory Team