Meeker County like most rural county’s in MN is working on improving Child Care. This includes working with partners to help in these areas.
* Work with current providers to enhance their financial sustainability, work to help with regulatory issues/permitting and help the current providers esp. in home providers the ability to do what they love long term.
* Work with Non profits, Co. Social Services, Chamber of Commerce, School Districts, City’s and private business to look for ways to enhance and fill gaps where gaps exist.
* Future Child Care Study and Assessment to know where we are today, and what needs we have for the future. This will help us to develop child care solutions for the future.
* Develop Technical Assistance programs for start up child care in the future using partners such as First Children’s Finance and other like non profits/agencies. These experts can help with start ups, help existing facilities and planning for the future needs.
For many startups and current providers a great resource http://www.firstchildrensfinance.org/