The daycare crisis meeting was held on August 16 at the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Clarissa. It was well attended and had speakers including: Pastor Del Moen, Dana Patsy from ChildCare Aware, Landon McKay from First Children’s Finance and Don Hickman from the Initiative Foundation.

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The daycare crisis meeting was held on August 16 at the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Clarissa. It was well attended and had speakers including: Pastor Del Moen, Dana Patsy from ChildCare Aware, Landon McKay from First Children’s Finance and Don Hickman from the Initiative Foundation.

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In need of daycare? Good luck if you live in Todd County

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by Karin L. Nauber

karin@inhnews.com

No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure. –Emma Goldman

Is there a child care/daycare crisis in Todd County?

It really depends on who you ask.

At a recent meeting to address the perceived shortage, Landon McKay, a business development specialist with First Children’s Finance out of Minneapolis, shared what things they had uncovered in an initial study on child care in Todd County.

McKay said this was a complex issue and that right-sized solutions  were important in order to move forward.

The meeting was well-attended with providers from around Todd County along with pastors, educators, concerned citizens and employers present. . . . 

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