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VIRTUAL CHILDCARE CONFERENCE - RECORDED MEETINGS
Below is a list of recorded information (Zoom meetings) from a virtual childcare conference that our development center attended from May 18-21, 2020, hosted by the Minnesota Indigenous Business Alliance. We thought we would share this information in hopes of inspiring people to consider entering childcare, not only as a professional calling, but also as a business.
Each day’s recorded meeting lasts approximately 90 minutes. This conference had practitioners from rural and urban communities share about innovative approaches and partnerships they are using to meet their childcare needs.
We hope you find this information useful. Please feel free to share it with your colleagues.
May 18, 2020
Foundations Address the Childcare Crisis in Minnesota
In this panel conversation, attendees will hear from passionate foundation leaders that work directly with childcare providers. Foundation leaders will share honest reflections of the challenges they are seeing for providers in tribal and rural communities. Attendees are encouraged to reflect on their own community’s needs.
Day One Recording:
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Our friends from the Southwest Initiative Foundation were unable to join us; however, their answers to the panel questions are linked below.
Indigenous Visioning Addresses the Childcare Crisis in Minnesota
Indigenous Visioning includes the expertise of Barb Fabre and Tamie Finn, who have worked in Tribal early learning communities for over thirty years. Their work transforms the conversation around childcare to focus on the professional, high quality learning environments that matter for our children. Their wisdom and expertise will offer insights on the challenges and strengths facing early learning in Minnesota’s tribal communities.
May 19, 2020
Tribal Approaches and Initiatives
The answers to our communities’ problems lay within our communities themselves. This panel conversation will dive deep into the creative approaches that tribal communities throughout Minnesota have taken on. From language immersion to Montessori approaches, many of the answers to our challenges already exist within our cultures, histories and language.
Day Two Recording: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1INq6oeHWCnnkGU4BLvDIIGLCOKAKaSMi
May 20, 2020
Pod Childcare Model
MAHUBE-OTWA Head Start offers a model of childcare that addresses burnout, isolation, and other common barriers to success for childcare workers. They have been doing this work for over thirty years and there are many lessons and best practices to learn. How could this be modified for your own community?
Multi-Plex Childcare Model
Jeff Andrews has worked with architects and Minnesota childcares in rural communities across the state to come up with creative, affordable solutions to help childcare businesses dream and thrive. Multi-plex childcare can help address burnout, offer language immersion resources, and a second or third-shift care opportunity. Attendees will be encouraged to envision and build towards a childcare model that meets each unique community’s needs.
Day Three Recording: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1yPNa6qn01e76waU5eGKzbiIaDaGPagZ1
Cooperative Childcare Approaches
What does it mean to work cooperatively? These inspirational entrepreneurs will share honest challenges and success for using the cooperative model for their childcare business. Could this improve workers’ wages? How does shared leadership benefit the community and its children? Come learn and see if a cooperative could answer some of your community’s early learning needs.
Day Four Recording: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1RbrePCj1jXpIP6ujR66dvOfWCNu6nwp2