We know that when families have sufficient financial resources and children have access to stable, high-quality care, they flourish from kindergarten to career and become contributing members of their community. Unfortunately, many working families struggle to afford or access child care, leading them to economic hardship, lost or reduced work hours and an unstable patchwork of care environments.
We believe that all families and children deserve access to affordable, high-quality child care that meets their needs. Our vision provides a high standard of child care so their families can work to make a better future for their children and, in turn, our state.
CDF-MN supports strengthening the Child Care Assistance Program and making it available to all eligible families. We are proud to work in partnership with the Kids Can’t Wait coalition to advocate for these programs and policies at the state capitol.