Child Care Challenges in Chisago County
Recently, the Chisago County HRA-EDA contracted with the East Central Regional Development Commission (ECRDC) and First Children's Finance to complete a child care study to determine to what extent this is a concern in Chisago County. The ECRDC created an online survey to collect data within the county and First Children's Finance analyzed the survey data. This study revealed the child care shortage has severely impacted parents and employers
in Chisago County:
- Of the employer respondents, 36% stated the lack of child care impacted
their ability to attract employees and
- 20% stated it has impacted their ability to retain employees.
- Approximately 40% of parents surveyed claimed to have declined employment or withdrew
from the workforce due to child care issues.
The Chisago County HRA-EDA in partnership with First Children's Finance is forming a committee that will help resolve or lessen the stress for child care in the county. This group will create a strategic plan to come up with possible solutions.
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*This project is made possible by a grant from the Initiative Foundation