Fall 2023  |  PA 5413 Section 001: Early Childhood and Public Policy (32651)

Class Component:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Partially Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Enrollment Requirements:
Grad or Masters or Law
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Wed 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 20
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (13 of 30 seats filled)
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Course Catalog Description:
State/federal/int'l policies/legislation touching first 5 years of child's life. Family, community, institutional roles in promoting children's social/cognitive/emotional development. Health, mental health, poverty, special needs, economic/social justice. Part of Early Childhood Pol cert. prereq: Grad or instr consent
Class Notes:
Several class sessions will be held remotely (synchronously online). The instructor will provide the dates of those remote sessions once they are confirmed. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?pinto102+PA5413+Fall2023
Class Description:
Early Childhood & Public Policy examines state and federal policies relating to the first five years of life, the process by which such policies are developed, and the skills of policy advocacy on behalf of young children and their families. There is a particular emphasis on the policy context in Minnesota. The course is taught by State Representative Dave Pinto, the chair of the Minnesota House Early Childhood Finance & Policy committee and the founder of the Prenatal to Three Policy Forums. This course is part of the early childhood policy certificate.

Dave Pinto represents the southwest neighborhoods of St. Paul in the Minnesota House of Representatives, where he chairs the Early Childhood committee. Outside the Legislature, he serves as a prosecutor of gender violence with the Ramsey County Attorney's Office. For several years, he was the Director of Statewide Training and Protocol Development for Safe Harbor, Minnesota's system for addressing the sex trafficking of young people. In that role, he trained thousands of people statewide in identifying and responding to this crime. He is a recipient of the Excellence in Diversity Award from the Ramsey County Bar Association, as well as awards and recognitions from the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women, Children's Hospitals Minnesota, Innocence Project of Minnesota, and League of Minnesota Cities, among many others. He earned an undergraduate degree from Harvard College and a law degree and MBA from the University of Virginia, where he was a recipient of the Raven Award, that University's highest student honor.
Who Should Take This Class?:
Graduate students from a wide variety of disciplines who have an interest in the course content are welcome to enroll. There is no prerequisite.
Class Format:
Weekly seminar
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
29 June 2021

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