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Child care facility

The child care industry in Minnesota has a profound impact on families, communities and the overall economy. It supports working parents by providing a safe and nurturing environment for their children while at work or pursuing educational opportunities.

Despite the high need for this service, there is a gap in services, and child care providers struggle to keep up with demand for talented workers. For example, in 2023 there were almost 11,500 preschool teachers in Minnesota with a projection of 12,439 open positions through 2030.

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