Working parents across Minnesota — from cities to rural areas — are facing a continuing economic crisis and a hidden child care crisis. As the recession lingers, parents struggle to find quality, affordable child care. More than 650,000 children in Minnesota require child care or supervised after school care each week. For their parents, child care services are a vital part of the infrastructure that keeps Minnesota parents in the workforce.
A new report from SEIU Kids First Minnesota Local 284 and AFSCME Child Care Providers Together chronicles the crisis facing Minnesota’s parents, children and family child care providers.