KSTP-TV: Issue of Child Care Accessibility Growing, Especially in Rural Minnesota

EXCERPT: “It’s a dilemma many Minnesota parents face – trying to find affordable child care. The problem is especially prevalent in rural Minnesota, where the number of providers has dropped significantly in the past few years. It’s gotten so bad that both providers and families are calling this a “crisis.” Providers say the cost to start a day care – either in-home or center-based – is expensive with lots of rules and regulations to follow. Many providers can only afford to pay workers minimal wages, making it hard to attract and retain qualified workers. And yet many providers feel they can’t raise rates because parents can’t afford to pay more.” FULLSTORY: http://bit.ly/2z5ZBTY