Senate Approves Bills Meant To Ease Child Care ShortageThe Minnesota Senate passed several bills Monday loosening regulations for daycares, amid concerns that state licensing rules are driving child care providers out of business and worsening a shortage that's most acute in rural areas.
Lawmakers Question Fingerprint Law On Kids In Day CareThe requirement is part of an effort to improve background checks on people who are around vulnerable populations.
Good Question: What's The Cost Of Raising A U.S. Child?The Department of Agriculture releases a report every year estimating what it costs to raise one child from the ages of zero to 17. In 2014, the estimate came out to $245,340. So, where does that money go?
Hennepin Co. Attorney: 4 Arrested, 3 Child Care Centers Charged In Fraud CaseFour people have been taken into custody and three child care centers face charges in connection to the fraudulent billing of the Child Care Assistance Program, which is likely to surpass $1 million, the Hennepin County Attorney's Office announced Tuesday.
Federal Agents Raid Minneapolis Day Care CenterA child care center in Minneapolis is closed while federal officials are investigating. Parents and children were turned away from the Salama Child Care Center on the 1400 block of Nicollet Avenue Wednesday morning.
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Child Care Industry Cool To Free Preschool PushRepresentatives of Minnesota's child care industry say a push to fund all-day preschool will make their services more expensive.
Dayton Details Child Care Tax Credit He'll Have In BudgetGov. Mark Dayton will seek approval for an expanded child care tax credit that would extend the benefit to 92,000 more Minnesota families.
Looking For Last-Minute Child Care? Here Are Some OptionsAs schools around Minnesota cancel classes for Wednesday due to the forecasted extreme cold, some parents are scrambling to find last-minute child care.
Leaders Urge Caution On Spending State Budget SurplusTalk of tax cuts has followed word that Minnesota's budget will run up a $1 billion surplus. Top Democrats and Republicans separately raised the prospect Thursday of giving tax breaks with a portion of the surplus. The first dose could come soon in the next session as lawmakers weigh whether to match up Minnesota's deductions and credits more closely with those at the federal level.
Good Question: Who Is Caring For Our Kids? Returning to work after having a child can be a stressful time for many parents – from worrying to about childcare to simply worrying about their child. According to Child Care Aware, almost 11 million children under the age of 5 are in some type of child care.
Child Care Infant Deaths Decline In MinnesotaState officials say infant deaths in child care settings dropped significantly in 2013. The Minnesota Department of Human Services says three babies died in licensed day care last year, the lowest number in 11 years.