Childcare Provider Grants Awarded

Seven Providers Receive Funding

Advance Thief River awarded funding to seven childcare providers this week, totaling $15,000. Providers receiving funding included Madyson Anderson, Kinley Gullikson, RaChelle Donaldson, Vickie Ellefson, Amber Knott, St. Bernard’s School, and ISD 564.

“We were beyond thrilled to provide this funding for our area childcare providers,” said Michelle Landsverk, Executive Director of Advance Thief River. “This funding helped to create 110 new childcare slots.”

Last fall, First Children’s Finance did a childcare gap analysis for the Thief River Falls area. The analysis showed the need for 357 additional childcare slots in Pennington County. “We still have a way to go, but the slots created by these six providers are putting us that much closer to our goal,” continued Landsverk.

These grants were made possible through a Community Grant, provided to Advance Thief River by First Children’s Finance.

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