Solving outstate’s child care shortage won’t come easily

New Ulm mother of two Brandy Chlebecek-Jensen lost four different in-home child care providers within the last year. One provider decided to become an aide at a school, one moved out of state, one was forced to retire because of health issues and one newcomer to the field decided it wasn’t right for her.

Chlebecek-Jensen and her husband now take their baby and toddler to two different day cares because they couldn’t find openings for both children at the same location. The only opening they could find for their infant was temporary, so they will have to switch providers again.

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