child care

More Than 24,000 Shots Given At Minnesota’s Vaccine Test Sites

ST. PAUL, Minn. — More than 9,000 Minnesotans got their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday. That brings the week’s total to more than 24,000 shots given at the nine vaccine pilot clinics across the state on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The clinics are initially serving adults 65 and older, and prekindergarten through grade 12 educators, staff, and…

YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties Offers Child Care for Essential Workers

CASS COUNTY, N.D.–The YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties is offering child care to all essential personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic. Children of emergency first responders such as police officers, firefighters, healthcare professionals, city or county staff, grocery store staff and others are eligible for the care. The services are available for both YMCA members and non-members. Care will be…

State Leaders Take Action On Child Care And The June Election

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has a message for snowbirds and those returning from spring break

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has a message for snowbirds and those returning from spring break. “We would also encourage those individuals to stay at home for 14 days after their arrival back in North Dakota and I know many people who are doing this and we thank them,” said Burgum. State leaders also revealing steps they…

LIVE: Burgum to Hold Press Briefing Regarding Child Care

BISMARCK, N.D.–Gov. Doug Burgum is holding a press briefing with the Department of Human Services to discuss guidelines for child care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The briefing is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. Burgum will be joined by Secretary of State Al Jaeger and Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger. KVRR will be streaming the briefing on KVRR.com and our…

Moorhead Area Public Schools Providing Meals and Child Care During School Closures

The meals will be delivered to multiple schools for students.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–Moorhead Area Public Schools announced it will be providing child care and supplying meals to students starting Wednesday, March 18. In coordination with the YMCA, Moorhead schools will offer care to district-enrolled students age 12 and under whose parents are emergency workers and critical in the community response to COVID-19. The state has designated which occupations are eligible for…

Fargo’s Elim Care & Rehab Center Working To Help Displaced Residents

Staff say it's still too early for them to know the full details of all the damages and the time it will take to get the building up and running.

FARGO, N.D. — Engulfing flames left a toll on the Elim Rehab Center in South Fargo, 115 residents were displaced after everything had settled. Staff say it’s still too early for them to know the full details of all the damages and the time it will take to get the building up and running. Workers at the center say it’s…

Rep. Peterson & Sen. Klobuchar Hope To Improve Child Care in Rural Areas With Bill

WASHINGTON – Minnesota Congressman Collin Peterson and Sen. Amy Klobuchar introduce a bill to address the shortage of affordable child care in rural areas. The Child Care Workforce and Facilities Act would provide grants to states to support the education and training of child care workers. It would also enhance retention or raise their pay. The bill has the approval of…

United Way Hosts New Event to Address Needs of Child Care Providers

The "United for Child Care" event helped child care providers learn new skills to help children

FARGO, N.D. — At the first “United for Child Care” event held by United Way of Cass Clay, many child care providers learned valuable lessons to help them in meeting the needs of children. “Whether it’s a social or emotional issue, if they’re having some sort of difficulty, so it’s balancing that while providing a really enriching early program,” said…

Jeremiah Program Hoping to Help Single Mothers Finish College

The new Jeremiah Program center is set to open in early 2018 with a 20-unit complex and a child care facility

FARGO, N.D. — A child care service that many low–income families have relied on is closing soon. The Jeremiah Program is breaking ground next month on a new project, but will the new facility fit the needs of those left behind? When Nokomis Child Care Center announced it was closing at the end of June, in part to a lack…