RURAL CHILD CARE INNOVATION PROGRAM

About Us

By mobilizing and empowering rural communities the landscape of early care and education thrives in rural America.

The Rural Child Care Innovation Program (RCCIP), funded by MN Department of Human Services, is an initiative of First Children’s Finance to address the challenges of rural child care in Greater Minnesota through the lens of rural economic development.

 

The RCCIP uses a community engagement process designed to develop right-sized solutions to increase the supply of high quality affordable child care in Minnesota’s rural communities.

 

Our Impact

19 communities participated in the RCCIP project, as of 2017

533 new child care slots created, as of 2017

583 participants came together in Town Halls to develop right-sized solutions to increase the supply of high quality affordable child care

 

87% of child care businesses that participated in RCCIP's Cohorts improved their business

©2018 Rural Child Care Innovation Program 

A program of First Children's Finance sponsored by Minnesota Department of Human Services