Public Policy Principles

Public Policy Principles

Minnesota's children begin learning at birth. It is in the best interest of society that children, birth through age 5, have opportunities for learning that ensure their healthy development.

Resources for Child Caring supports:

  • Increasing resources that promote quality of care and early education for children.
  • Efforts to recruit and retain quality caregivers in all communities.
  • Efforts to ensure optimal conditions in early care and education.
  • A comprehensive, quality, seamless early care and education system that is responsive to family and community needs.

When this happens, families have more options for choosing quality child care and children will:

  • Enter school ready to succeed
  • Become good citizens who are contributing members of society
  • Grow into happy adults

Originally approved by the Resources for Child Caring Board of Directors, June 2004

Additional Resources

Child Care Works
National Child Care Association
Children's Defense Fund