Childcare Challenges for Cook County

Childcare–the county’s role

Hearing that it can be a challenge to find childcare in Cook County is not a suprise to the people at Cook County Public Health and Human Services. That county department has been working with local daycare providers and parents for years.

WTIP’s Rhonda Silence talks to Heidi Akins and Grace Bushard of Public Health to learn more about the county’s role in the local childcare situation.

Heidi Akins can be reached by phone at 218-387-3620. She also shared links to the following resources that could be helpful for someone considering becoming a home childcare provider:

Minnesota Department of Health & Human Services – Family Systems. This site includes rules and forms for becoming a licensed for childcare or foster care.

Attorney Tom Copeland, specializing in representing childcare providers