La Red Latina de Educación Temprana

COVID-19 Impact

A NAEYC survey in April 2020 reported that 15% of child care programs were completely closed in Minnesota, with another 20% open only for children of essential workers, and 47% operating with modified rules. Of providers who are still open, 75% were operating at less than 50% capacity.

Emergency Fund

La Red Latina de Educación Temprana “La Red” is a community-created model and intermediary designed to train and support FFN providers. La Red Latina de Educación Temprana has developed a fund to address immediate needs in the Latinx community due to the COVID19 pandemic. La Red is reaching out to our over 220 members who are primarily undocumented and mixed-status families providing high-quality care to undocumented and mixed-status families living across the Twin Cities region. With this funding, we will provide grants to FFN providers to purchase additional food for their family, medicine, and other items of need.

Timing is Everything: Enhancing Comprehensive Services in Family Child Care with Early Head Start Partnerships

During the COVID-19 pandemic, home-based child care (HBCC) has remained open, struggling to respond to increased child and family needs and new health, safety, and business challenges. Meeting the physical, mental, social, and economic needs of children, families, and providers has never been more pressing; new attention and funding are needed to ensure that home-based providers can fully participate in and support access to these critical services.

The Aunt Bees of America

During her convention speech last week, Senator Elizabeth Warren, sitting in a now closed child care center, spoke about the critical role informal, home-based child care played in her story. She spoke about her Aunt Bee, who stepped in to take care of Warren’s children when she was juggling a full-time teaching job in Texas.

Wisconsin Early Childhood Association