Category: Child care

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 ...

CRPD hears from child care providers

Results of a statewide survey of child care providers April 2019  By Marnie Werner, Vice President, Research & Operations For a printable version of the report, click here. For a two-page summary, click here. The Center first started looking into the matter of the child care shortage in 2015. In the process of this initial ...

KARE-TV: Need help finding child care? This Minnesota site could help

EXCERPT: “A surprise to many looking for child care on Care.com this week, when the site pulled tens of thousands of its listings. The Wall Street Journal reports Care.com removed nearly 47,000 listings, just as the paper was investigating the website’s caregiver vetting process. In Minnesota, the state’s nearly 3,000 listings were slashed to a little more than 300. It’s added ...

Child care: Moving on to the “why”

By Marnie Werner, Vice President, Research & Operations About 18 months ago I was sitting in front of a state senate committee on child care, talking to them about what I had found while researching the child care shortage for the previous two years. When I was done and others were invited to come up ...

A quick note on child care

Feb. 27, 2019 Next week we’ll be releasing a new publication, “Letters to the New Governor,” a collection of essays written by people from around the state on various topics of importance to Greater Minnesota. One of those articles is on the current child care shortage, and the following is an excerpt. You’ll be able ...