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McEvoy Lecture Series on Early Childhood
and Public Policy

Mary McEvoyThe goals of the McEvoy Lecture Series on Early Childhood and Public Policy are to:

  • provide a contemporary perspective on early childhood policy issues confronting Minnesota and the nation
  • foster deep and deliberative discussion of the issues among academics and policy makers/advocates
  • promote development of policies and practices that will enhance development and well being for children


Past Lecture Series Information and Resources

McEvoy Light a Candle Award

Additional Resources

National Academies Press Reports on Early Childhood


Contact Deb Ottman at or 612-624-7395.


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This partnership is funded, in part, under the auspices of Federal Title IV-E Funding, Minnesota Department of Human Services (Contract # 439481), The Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare at the School of Social Work in the College of Education and Human Development.

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