Season 3, Episode 1: Childcare Solutions with Initiative Foundation

In September, the Center for Rural Policy and Development released the results of an environmental scan of child care initiatives taking place across rural Minnesota. In this episode, Vice President of Research, Marnie Werner, interviews Don Hickman, the Vice President for Community and Workforce Development at the Initiative Foundation in Little Falls, MN. As an organization that partners with and supports communities in 14 counties across north central Minnesota, Initiative Foundation has been on the forefront of organizing and supporting initiatives to expand child care capacity in the region.