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 frustration for parents already struggling to find qualified child care. ‘We have several hundred [people] on our wait list,’ said Ann Edgerton, Director for the University of Minnesota’s Child Development Center . . . That’s common across the state. According to numbers from the Center for Rural Policy and Development, in the Twin Cities there is a 38-percent shortage between the children who need care and the number of licensed providers. In greater Minnesota – it’s worse. According to the Center, 49 percent of the people in central Minnesota who need care, probably won’t find it.” FULLSTORY: https://kare11.tv/2YQIPEX