Improving Access to Child Care
In 2018 Becker County was the recipient of a Rural Child Care Innovation program which brought resources to address the child care gap. A steering committee of government, child care providers, healthcare, private business, non-profits and others united to develop solutions together. Investing in youth is investing in our future!
Getting Started as a Child Care Provider
- Navigating the licensing process
- Accessing business and training resources
- Setting up your environment
- Connecting with resources to build your high quality Program
Child Care Provider Resources
Child Care Aware is a statewide resource hub for grants, training opportunities, careers and more. Check out their resources here.
Licensing for Child Care
Wanting more information on the process and documents for licensing? There are three easy steps to get you started. Click below to start moving towards your new career.
Child Care Toolkit for Communities and Businesses
Data resources, tool kits and resources.
List of Comprehensive Resources
Partners & programs
Finding a Child Care Provider
The state of Minnesota provides information on all the licensed providers in Minnesota. Click below to start your search for Becker County.
Technical Assistance, Financial Projections, Resources and Funding
First Children’s Finance can assist with training and consulting for communities, individual businesses or centers. In addition, they can provide financial projections and funding opportunities for your new or existing child care business.
Rural Child Care Innovation Program
Read the full report here including the number of child care slots needed, community partners, the barriers to child care, and how we are developing local solutions.
Our Kids. Our Family. Our Community. Our Future
Did you know that for every dollar spent on a child it is a $17 return on investment? Studies show that investing in quality early education programs improve a child’s likelihood of being financially stable as adults, healthy and happy.