As part of an ongoing series on rural child care, Rebecca Haider dove into another of the hot topics surrounding child care today: cost and affordability. While a number of legislators, agencies, and advocacy groups are talking about the issue of cost, few seem to have a firm grasp on the statistics or impact in […]Read more "The Present and Future of Rural Child Care: Part IV"
As part of an ongoing series on rural child care, Rebecca Haider expanded on a previous post by looking into a number of regulations on infant care — a topic of great concern for providers and parents alike. Like many expecting parents, I have spent a lot of time lately thinking about baby products and […]Read more "The Present and Future of Rural Childcare: Part III"
As part of an ongoing series on rural child care, Rebecca Haider looked into a series of concerns raised at a recent Morris town hall event, namely surrounding licensing, training, paperwork, regulations, and how each of these impact the care that child care providers offer. A little over a month ago, Rep. Jeff Backer organized […]Read more "The Present and Future of Rural Childcare: Part II"
Rebecca Haider is CST’s Data Services and Outreach Coordinator at the Center for Small Towns for the last 2.5 years, with a focus on rural data, surveys, and quantative analysis. This is the first part of a multipart series on childcare in rural communities throughout the state.Read more "The Present and Future of Rural Childcare: Part I"