GFW T-Bird Club
All Day Pre-K thru Grade 5 before and after school care
Hours: 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
GFW Elementary School, 123 East 11th Street, Gibbon
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School Age Child Care Program for Students in Grades K-5.
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sibley East Elementary School, 625 Harvey Drive, Gaylord
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Sibley County Licensed Providers List
Click here for list of providers.
Did you know? (Based on information obtained from data collection from First Children’s Finance)
· Local Statistics:
- A gap analysis has revealed that Sibley County has a shortage of approximately 379 childcare slots
- The Arlington area has the highest gap at 124 slots based on zip code analysis.
· Employment-related Statistics:
- Child care related issues represent 45% of employee absenteeism, which places a financial/operational burden on employers & a financial burden on families.
- 65% of parents’ work schedules are affected by child care challenges.
- Financial viability of child care businesses is often challenged by many factors.
- In total, it’s estimated that businesses lose $3 billion annually because of child care issues.
- Early childhood development is crucial, 90% of brain development happens within the first 5 years of life.
- Child care needs to be accessible, of high quality, and profitable for the child care provider.
- Childcare shortages are everywhere…this is a national issue that needs to be addressed on a local level
Due to these challenges, a Core Team from Sibley County has come together to implement a Community Solution Action Plan!
Please join our upcoming Town Hall Meeting 6:30PM – 9:00PM, Thursday, November 16, 2017 Arlington Community Center, Arlington, MN