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Court allows childcare union vote

July 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — A federal court Thursday said a vote to organize a union for some Minnesota home day care providers can be scheduled.

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed of two lawsuits filed to block the drive. However, opponents of the union…continue reading on dglobe.com

Despite precautions, child care center faces abuse allegations against ex-employee

January 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — The Grand Forks child care center that hired a man charged last month with sexually assaulting four children at the facility has a good record and did the proper background check before hiring the man, state officials said last week, …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Despite precautions, child care center faces abuse allegations against ex-employee

January 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — The Grand Forks child care center that hired a man charged last month with sexually assaulting four children at the facility has a good record and did the proper background check before hiring the man, state officials said last week, …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Small business center to start child care start-up resource

September 27, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

From the moment she had her first child, April Gress knew she wanted to open a day care. Continue Reading

State assistance for child care depends on family’s income

August 9, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Child care is a major issue for the North Dakota workforce. Many people, often moms, who want to work are forced into stay-at-home parenthood either because there is no child care available or because child care would cost more than what the job would net for the family. Continue Reading

Douglas County to outsource sliding fee child care?

July 11, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Douglas County’s basic sliding fee child care program could affect 124 families and 190 children if the program is transferred to the West Central Community Action Partnership (CAP) agency in Elbow Lake. Continue Reading

Child care assistance being expanded

June 20, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Changes at the state and federal level will allow more North Dakota parents to qualify for child care assistance, but reimbursement levels may not keep up with provider rates. Continue Reading

SD family day cares to be allowed more infants

June 4, 2013 in The Daily Republic

If they have helpers, family day care providers can have more young kids.
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Child care providers challenge new state law in federal court

May 29, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

ST. PAUL Minnesota child care providers who want nothing to do with a union are taking a new law to federal court. Continue Reading

Child care providers allowed to join unions; Franson opposes vote

May 21, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Union supporters celebrated Monday after the House voted 68-66 to allow some child care providers and personal care attendants to join unions. Continue Reading