Child Care Survey for Chisago, Isanti, Mille Lacs Counties

Childcare is critical to community health and impacts not only children, but families and parents ability to work putting a strain on extended family. A robust economy where everyone has the ability to thrive relies on the availability of excellent childcare, but East Central Minnesota faces shortages. The East Central Regional Development Commission is assisting in addressing these challenges beginning with a Child Care Survey of Chisago, Isanti, and Mille Lacs Counties.

The first step is to comprehend the situation with current, up-to-date data. Part of this understanding comes from our local community’s input through a survey designed for residents, parents, and employers.

We need your help.
Whether you represent a business in Chisago, Isanti or Mille Lacs County, are a parent or guardian, we need your input to lay the foundation for potential solutions that can help build the childcare supply our community needs.

Who should take the survey?
Everyone impacted by childcare, or the lack of; parents, guardians and employers in Chisago, Isanti and Mille Lacs County.
Chisago County
• Employer Survey:
• Parent/Guardian Survey:
Isanti County
• Employer Survey:
• Parent/Guardian Survey:
Mille Lacs County
• Employer Survey:
• Parent/Guardian Survey:

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FREE training is available to providers.
In addition to the survey, current and future childcare providers are invited to participate in free training designed specifically for them. It will help identify and teach skills needed to manage a successful childcare business. To participate click here for training details.

We are working together to bring quality, affordable childcare to the region. Join us in this important effort as we lay the groundwork for a solution to the childcare issues in our area.

For more information, contact:
Michelle Thomas, East Central Regional Development Commission 612.390.0370