Calling Child Care Workers Heroes, Gov. Walz, Lt. Gov. Flanagan Announce $53.3M In Additional Aid During PandemicMinnesota’s Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan have announced $53.3 million in additional funding to support child care providers and families’ access to child care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
MN House, Senate Pass Legislation To Raise Child Care Subsidy RatesFor the first time since 2014, the Minnesota legislature approved an increase in payment rates for the state's child care assistance program.
Coronavirus In MN: YMCA Opens 38 Locations For Children Of Essential WorkersStarting Monday, the YMCA Twin Cities will open its doors at 38 locations to elementary school-aged children whose parents are considered essential workers.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: YMCA Announces 500 Child Care Openings, Additional Services For Those In NeedIn addition, the organization says child care will be provided for health care employees and first responders.
Study Ranks Minnesota Child Care 4th Most Expensive In USA new study from the Economic Policy Institute found the average annual cost of sending an infant to a day care center in Minnesota is $16,087.
USDA: Child Care Is 3rd Largest Expense For FamiliesThe cost of child care is the third largest expense among married, middle-income families, after housing of food, according to the US Department of Agriculture.
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.