Ericca Maas

Ericca Maas

Ericca Maas is the executive director of Close Gaps by 5, a non-profit championing the use of targeted early education to close Minnesota's worst-in-the-nation achievement gaps by age 5.


Minnesota lawmakers of both parties agree on early education scholarships, so let’s get it done | Opinion

By: - January 26, 2021

During the 2020 session of the Minnesota Legislature, something very unusual was happening.   The Democratic-Farmer-Labor-controlled House made early child care and learning a signature issue — their House File 1 was literally the first bill in the hopper.  At the same time, key members of the GOP-controlled Senate expressed support for a centerpiece of that […]