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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.

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

Family child care provider Jamie Brown describes how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected…

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…

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

Longtime family child care provider Irene Moore talks about the difficulty of running her…

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

Tammy Neumann loves her job, but she’s worried the pandemic…

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Little Wonders

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The Teddy Bear House

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People Serving People

"There’s never really an end of the school year for us, and we can…

Mary Loves ParentPowered Texts

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

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    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.


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    Here We Grow

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


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    Little Wonders

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


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    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.”


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    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."


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    Mary Loves ParentPowered Texts

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


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    Big Red House

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


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    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.”


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    Emma’s Story

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


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    Snack Pack Delivery to Child Care Providers

    Think Small Quality Coaches delivered snack packs from Health Fair 11 to child…

    Child Care Provider Sanitizer & Bleach Give Away

    Hundreds of gallons of bleach and hand sanitizer were distributed to child care…

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

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

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

    Parent Erin Echternach shares her experiences during the initial months of the…

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

    Family child care provider Lori Williams stayed open during the pandemic to…

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

    Wendy Dewall has lost thousands of dollars due to the pandemic, but is keeping…

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

    Family child care provider Britney Linn explains how the COVID-19 pandemic is…

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

    Family child care provider Jean Mathison hopes child care is seen as essential…

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

    Family child care provider Jamie Brown describes how the COVID-19 pandemic has…

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

    Family child care provider Josalyn Williams is working hard to keep the…

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

    Longtime family child care provider Irene Moore talks about the difficulty of…

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

    Family child care provider Robyn Rice is struggling to stay afloat during the…

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

    The Executive Director of an early care and education program talks about the…

    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…

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

    Family child care provider Elisa Vega is worried about what the future holds…

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

    “I think people are seeing how important we are, and the Governor sees that…

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

    Family child care provider Shirly Toby is staying open to care for the children…

    A Middle-Class Mom Looking for Help

    Viktoria Bjerke wants her children to have the best early childhood experience…

    Keeping My Kids in High-Quality Care

    Kathy, a parent from Moorhead, describes how an early learning scholarship…

    Here We Grow

    Rather than set unit topics and lengths, Here We Grow has provocations based on…

    Little Wonders

    Observing nature on the lake is one of the perks of the location - they’ve seen…

    The Teddy Bear House

    “My drive home is kind of my time to reflect on what happened today and I’ll…

    People Serving People

    "There’s never really an end of the school year for us, and we can have new…

    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…

    Natalie’s Child Care

    Natalie Marose believes that “the children will get to all the things they need…

    Emma’s Story

    Emma could only speak Spanish, and her mom, Liss Idrovo, worried that she would…

    Early Learning Scholarships Make a Difference

    Nichole Flowers is a mother of six children living in North Minneapolis. Her…

    Oliver’s Story

    St. Paul mother Stephanie Henderson knows her son Oliver has benefited from…

    Aaron’s Story

    Katherine had Aaron when she was just 15 years old. It wasn’t easy for the…


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    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 available.

    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 the pandemic.

    The Teddy Bear House

    “My drive home is kind of my time to reflect on what happened today and I’ll…

    People Serving People

    "There’s never really an end of the school year for us, and we can have new…

    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…

    Natalie’s Child Care

    Natalie Marose believes that “the children will get to all the things they need…

    Emma’s Story

    Emma could only speak Spanish, and her mom, Liss Idrovo, worried that she would…


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