October 15, 2021
ND Kids Count is making recommendations to the North Dakota Legislature to address the Child Care crisis in the state. “Child care is a critical component of a thriving economy. Access to affordable child care is essential for parents to return to the workforce and maintain quality employment. However, many communities across North Dakota lack accessible and affordable child care to meet the demand for our state’s working families. With more than $1 billion available to build a stronger North Dakota, now is the time to invest in a child care system that works for children, families, and businesses across the state.” Read more.
“With over $1 billion available in American Rescue Plan funding, we urge that 13 percent ($130 million), much like a family’s budget, be spent on child care. Now is the time to invest in child care, a long undervalued industry that plays a key role in a strong economy. We have solutions that build a child care system that works for children, families, and businesses across the state and sets North Dakota up for long-term success.” Read more.