North Dakota House Minority Leader Boschee calls for "multi-pronged" approach to address childcare crisis

Image by Josh Boschee
Image by Josh Boschee

(Fargo, ND) -- North Dakota House Minority Leader Josh Boschee says a "multi-pronged" approach is needed to address the state's childcare crisis. 

"You know we have the opportunity to maximize federal dollars by making sure that we are funding our fair share of the state match of the Child Care Assistance Program. That is a program that allows more working families, and I think a lot of families would be surprised to find out they qualify. We're talking about households with over $60 thousand in their annual income, will qualify for some form of child care assistance," said Boschee.  

The state representative also says providing "quality" childcare is important, and says that can be done through the Bright and Early program offered through the Department of Health and Human Services. He also says pay for people working in childcare also needs to be improved to allow the industry to compete more effectively with pay in other industries.   

Reprentative Boschee appeared on "What's on Your Mind" on AM 1100 The Flag. 

Original Air Date: 
Wednesday, January 11, 2023