Communities thrive where high-quality child care access is prioritized
Young children need a supportive, nurturing place to learn, play, and grow while their parents or caregivers work. Child care is an essential service—a key part of the social and economic infrastructure that allows Minnesotans to pursue professional opportunities and contribute to building healthy communities. Supporting high-quality early care and education leads to positive outcomes for children, families, and society now, while also setting the stage for positive outcomes in the future.
As seen during global pandemic shutdowns, holistic child care programming is also a critical community resource when it comes to safety, food security, academic success, emotional well-being, and so much more.