2012-2013 Minnesota Children's Museum
$500,000 the first year and $500,000 the second year are for grants to the Minnesota Children's Museum. These amounts are for arts, arts education, and arts access and to preserve Minnesota's history and cultural heritage.
1) Early learning environments will be installed in six non-museum locations throughout Greater MN; 2) children and families will experience high quality early literacy environments that provide children with foundational knowledge and skills leading to increased school readiness; 3) adults will increase awareness of their critical roles in children’s early literacy development; 4) children and families will Increase positive, early literacy focused adult-child interactions.
1) Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites (a small exhibit based upon a larger, national touring exhibit) will tour to three sites throughout Greater MN; 2) Storyland will catalyze children's development of a disposition to read; 3) Adults will increase awareness that literacy development begins in infancy and continues through childhood; 4) Adults will increase awareness of their key role in cultivating literacy through everyday activities.
Please see individual projects for measurable outcomes.
Per Minnesota Laws, 2011, 1st Special Session, Chapter 6, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 6, is for grants to the Minnesota Children's Museum. These amounts are for arts, arts education, and arts access and to preserve Minnesota's history and cultural heritage