Child Care

Child Care

Every family in Greater Minnesota should have access to high-quality, affordable child care. For this to happen, we need to increase the number of child care providers serving Greater Minnesota, increase the number of child care slots available for our families and workforce, and enhance the quality of care provided to our children.

To accomplish these goals, the GMNP supports both investments and regulatory and market reforms that allow providers to operate financially sustainable child care businesses while maintaining a commitment to a safe and nurturing environment for our young learners. We also support efforts to build a stable, high quality, diverse, and equitably compensated child care workforce that encourages workers to enter and remain in the industry.

Studies/Research/Informational Handouts

Bills to Watch

  • HF 411 / SF 1169 – A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the Greater Minnesota child care facility program.
  • HF 412/ SF 1043 – A bill for an act relating to economic development; appropriating money to increase the number of quality child care providers; requiring reports. (Additional funding for DEED child care grants)
  • HF 413 /SF 929 – A bill for an act relating to economic development; appropriating money for the Minnesota Initiative Foundations. (MIF grants for child care initiatives)
  • HF 414 / SF 1168 – A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the Greater Minnesota child care facility program; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds