Child Care Shortage in NE Minnesota: Economic Impact Study & Call to Action
Northland communities face a big challenge: enough quality care for our young children. It affects families, employers, and regional productivity.
The Northland Foundation, Blandin Foundation, and Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation have invited leaders from business, education, early childhood, economic development, government, and philanthropy to help move this issue to action. They will view new research that quantifies the seven-county region's child care shortage and its impacts, hear what’s already happening regionally, and discuss next steps for their communities.
9:00 a.m. Registration, Coffee & Networking
9:30 a.m. Welcome and Study Results
10:15 a.m. Panel Discussion: What’s already happening, hopes for the future, success stories and models.
11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Call to Action/Teamwork and Conclusion