Category: Child Care

Bemidji Pioneer: Northwest Minnesota Foundation receives child care grant

EXCERPT: “Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan and Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development Commissioner Steve Grove recently announced the recipients of Child Care Economic Development Grants. A total of $727,500 was awarded to 11 organizations throughout Minnesota to increase families’ access to quality child care. The Northwest Minnesota Foundation, based in Bemidji, received $85,000. ‘Too ...
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Two cities, one creative idea to help with child care

By Marnie Werner, VP Research Over the last few years, I’ve been digging a lot into the child care shortage and the difficulties it’s causing for parents of young children around rural Minnesota. One problem in particular for working parents with children in both daycare and preschool is getting their kids from one place to ...

Bring Me the News: Study: Minnesota is 4th most expensive state for childcare

EXCERPT: “Minnesota is one of the most expensive states in the U.S. to pay for childcare, with the average annual cost of infant care standing at $16,087. That’s according to research by the Economic Policy Institute, which says the average weekly cost of infant childcare in the state is $1,341. That’s high enough for a ranking of 4th ...

Faribault County Register: Wells EDA $10K grant going towards child care shortage

EXCERPT: “Progress for the future generations. The city of Wells has been working diligently on their plans to bring in more day care opportunities to the area after a shortfall of 108 child care slots was recently addressed earlier in February. Across the 20-county region Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation serves, the need for child care is over ...

KEYC-TV: Alleviating The Child Care Shortage In Blue Earth County

EXCERPT: “All of greater Minnesota is facing a childcare shortage. In our area, several communities are getting the help they need to continue providing child care around Blue Earth County. Lack of child care has been an issue for years, preventing families from moving to small towns, stifling growth. Thanks to recent assistance, communities can ...