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Start Early Funders Coalition: For Children and
Minnesota’s Future

The Start Early Funders Coalition believes every child in Minnesota should be physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively prepared for school and lifelong success.

It is undisputed that children who receive good care and quality early education are more likely to enter kindergarten ready to learn and dramatically do better for the rest of their lives. Whether measured in school completions or income potential, significant research illustrates the impact of quality early childhood care and education on not only individual children but the overall success of the state.

The Start Early Funders Coalition provides critical leadership and funding for research, program development, public policy and grant making to improve early childhood efforts in Minnesota and ensure children and families thrive.

Learn more about the Start Early Funders Coalition’s work in Minnesota: “Into the Fray: How a Funders Coalition Restored Momentum for Early Learning in Minnesota

Additional Resources

Coalition Overview

Policy Agenda

Policy Agenda Timeline


Start Early is a proud supporter
of MinneMinds.

Learn more about our policy agenda at


Recent Events:

Children and Youth Issues Briefing
January, 23 2015

2014 Child and Youth Issues Briefing January 9, 2014

Children & Homelessness Convening
June 17, 2013


Upcoming Events:



  -  Children and Youth Issues
     Briefing Presentation (.PPT)

  -  Children and Youth Issues
     Presenters & Panelists (PDF)

  -  Homelessness Convening
     Presentation (PowerPoint)

  -  Homelessness Convening
     Presenters & Panelists (PDF)

  -  Wilder Research Summary:
     Homelessness & Young Children