When child care is not available to families, there are wide ranging consequences at both a household and a community level. That’s why NMF is leading and supporting collaborative efforts to find and provide innovative and sustainable solutions to unique child care needs.
Better lives are built when our children are provided quality care and families can enter the workforce on their terms and not be hindered by the lack of available child care in their community.
Offering training and development workshops for Northwest Minnesota child care professionals.
When children thrive, families and communities thrive
Communities across Northwest Minnesota are experiencing a crisis. Ample quality child care options are not available and the result is impacting families, employers, and communities. Our goal is to develop a child care workforce that not only meets the needs of working parents and communities, but also the needs of developing children.
Improving access to care
We incentivize and support child care providers to improve the quality of their care by providing professional development around social-emotional learning for very young children and promoting the Parent Aware rating system. We assist child care providers and communities with financial and capital needs through flexible lending and grant products and we connect providers with business technical assistance.
Often used to illustrate the many hands who help lift a child through their development, this phrase speaks to the need for many people to come together to provide a safe and healthy environment for children, where children are given the security they need to develop and flourish, where children’s voices matter.
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