Snack Pack Delivery to Child Care Providers

Think Small Quality Coaches delivered snack packs from Health Fair 11 to child care providers who are serving children of essential…


Child Care Provider Sanitizer & Bleach Give Away

Hundreds of gallons of bleach and hand sanitizer were distributed to child care providers taking care of the children of essential workers.


From the Front Lines of Child Care: Annie’s Story

Annie Dunham shares her experiences as a Center Supervisor during the COVID-19 pandemic.


From the Front Lines of Child Care: Erin’s Story

Parent Erin Echternach shares her experiences during the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic.


From the Front Lines of Child Care: Lori’s Story

Family child care provider Lori Williams stayed open during the pandemic to serve essential workers.


From the Front Lines of Child Care: Wendy’s Story

Wendy Dewall has lost thousands of dollars due to the pandemic, but is keeping her family child care open for the families who need her.


From the Front Lines of Child Care: Britney’s Story

Family child care provider Britney Linn explains how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting her small business.


From the Front Lines of Child Care: Jean’s Story

Family child care provider Jean Mathison hopes child care is seen as essential ALL the time.


From the Front Lines of Child Care: Jamie’s Story

Family child care provider Jamie Brown describes how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected her child care business and the families in her…


From the Front Lines of Child Care: Josalyn’s Story

Family child care provider Josalyn Williams is working hard to keep the children in her program healthy and on track developmentally during…


From the Front Lines of Child Care: Irene’s Story

Longtime family child care provider Irene Moore talks about the difficulty of running her program during the COVID-19 crisis.


From the Front Lines of Child Care: Robyn’s Story

Family child care provider Robyn Rice is struggling to stay afloat during the pandemic and hopes more financial assistance is made…


From the Front Lines of Child Care: Hopkins Early Learning Center

The Executive Director of an early care and education program talks about the difficulties of maintaining her high-quality program during…


From the Front Lines of Child Care: Tammy’s Story

Tammy Neumann loves her job, but she’s worried the pandemic will make it tough for family child care businesses to survive.


From the Front Lines of Child Care: Elisa’s Story

Family child care provider Elisa Vega is worried about what the future holds for families and her program as the COVID-19 pandemic…


From the Front Lines of Child Care: Rdella’s Story

“I think people are seeing how important we are, and the Governor sees that too. We are very important.”


From the Front Lines of Child Care: Shirley’s Story

Family child care provider Shirly Toby is staying open to care for the children of essential workers, but running a child care in the…


A Middle-Class Mom Looking for Help

Viktoria Bjerke wants her children to have the best early childhood experience possible but she and her husband are struggling to afford…


Keeping My Kids in High-Quality Care

Kathy, a parent from Moorhead, describes how an early learning scholarship provided stability for her and her children.


Here We Grow

Rather than set unit topics and lengths, Here We Grow has provocations based on children’s interests.


Little Wonders

Observing nature on the lake is one of the perks of the location - they’ve seen geese, eagles, rabbits, and a fox.


The Teddy Bear House

“My drive home is kind of my time to reflect on what happened today and I’ll often find myself laughing about this and that.”


People Serving People

"There’s never really an end of the school year for us, and we can have new children join our center any day of the week."


Mary Loves ParentPowered Texts

"I want to tell everybody I know about ParentPowered Texts."


Big Red House

Greta makes sure to give children many opportunities to practice the skills they will need to be successful in the future.


Natalie’s Child Care

Natalie Marose believes that “the children will get to all the things they need to get to if we provide it for them.”


Emma’s Story

Emma could only speak Spanish, and her mom, Liss Idrovo, worried that she would struggle when she went to kindergarten.


Early Learning Scholarships Make a Difference

Nichole Flowers is a mother of six children living in North Minneapolis. Her youngest child recently received an early learning…


Oliver’s Story

St. Paul mother Stephanie Henderson knows her son Oliver has benefited from high-quality early care and education.


Aaron’s Story

Katherine had Aaron when she was just 15 years old. It wasn’t easy for the single mom — who was trying to raise a child and finish school.……