Choosing an early care and education program is the first investment parents make in their child's future. That's why more than 10,000 parents a year seek help from us in making this important decision.
For example, Sherry, a local single mom.
As a single mom, Sherry was moving out of her father's home for the first time and needed child care for her daughter
so she could continue to work part-time and attend school. Sherry wanted to find care that matched her schedule and was able to take child
care assistance. Plus, she wanted to make sure the child care would be stimulating to her then-three-year old daughter.
After visiting four programs, Sherry found a child care center near her new address. She also learned about a scholarship program there
that would help reduce her out-of-pocket expenses. This convenient and affordable care was part of Project Early Kindergarten, a Saint
Paul Public Schools initiative, and used a curriculum that aligned with school district standards.