First Children’s Finance has chosen Becker County to participate in their Rural Child Care Innovation Program. The Rural Child Care Innovation Program is a community engagement process designed to develop right-sized solutions to address the needs of child care and early education for the communities selected to participate.

Over an 18-month period, chosen communities will increase the focus on opportunities and challenges they are facing with child care. First Children’s Finance helps facilitate the conversation and provides expertise, tools, and resources to support the creation and implementation of solutions to address child care shortages in rural communities.

Your participation in this survey will help guide the conversation and we expect the combined responses will provide insights into the child care needs of parents and children in Becker County.

Please feel free to share this survey link with other parents and caretakers in the local area. Thank you for your participation in this important study!

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* 1. How many children do you have under the age of 5?

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* 2. Do you currently use paid child care?