Making Affordable Child Care A Priority
North Dakota's continuing success depends on affordable childcare services as an essential building block. When children have quality care, businesses have reliable employees, parents have more opportunities to succeed, and children are prepared for healthy, productive lives.
North Dakota businesses face two significant barriers to job growth: a very low unemployment rate and inability to access many parents as workers solely because they have no good alternative for child care. In effect, childcare has become part of the infrastructure for a growing economy.
Businesses, parents, and the economy all benefit from childcare services. Children enter school better prepared and continue to learn in after-school care. Furthermore, childcare services are private-sector businesses themselves, but they need a different business model in order to grow. The Taylor Plan for Childcare is venture capital to help the childcare industry get to the point of being self-sustaining.