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 Green Isle EDA – Child Care Shortage Project

Clover Kids Childcare Coming Soon

Green Isle EDA is working to address Sibley County child care shortage
Data provided by First Children’s Finance shows that Sibley County has a childcare gap
of 379 slots. An article in Prairie Business Magazine by Editor Kris Bevell states that “if
employees can’t find quality care for their children, they won’t work for you. They won’t move
to our community, or they’ll be forced to move away, or they might have to consider quitting
their job to stay home with their children because they have no other option.”

The Green Isle EDA is working to address the childcare shortage in Sibley County. The
EDA is considering offering 8 to 15 child care slots, but we would like to know the demand for
childcare before pursuing this project.

If child care slots become available in Green Isle would you be interested in bringing
your child to Green Isle? The hours of operation would be 6 am to 6 pm; located in the Green Isle Community School.  The Daycare Center will be called “Clover Kids Childcare”.  Please visit Green Isle Community School for more information –  greenislecommunityschool.org/preschoolclover_kids.aspx

Wait list (Waitlist-form) or visit the link above.

Please contact Green Isle EDA Director Amy Newsom at 507-237- 4117 or
CommunityDevelopment@co.sibley.mn.us for additional information. We will need to have a
minimum of 8 on the list to move forward with this project.

  The City of Green Isle is a “Premier City on the Move” within Sibley County.  With one of the newest and most advanced water and wastewater systems in the area, the City of Green Isle has worked diligently to ensure that our  water and wastewater services are second to none.

  The City of Green Isle has been experiencing a great deal of growth  with housing developments on all four corners of the city.

  Whatever your preference for housing may be, Green Isle offers it, from single family custom homes,in any style or size, to single level twin and quad homes for the individual that doesn’t want the upkeep of a large yard or a lot of steps to shovel.

  Growth in Green Isle makes for a very exciting time for the city and the residents that live here.

  The amount of growth, as well as the commitment from the city to provide  as many services as possible in such a small community, is what led the city to the opening of a Charter School, which started welcoming students for the 2005 school year.

  Green Isle is a safe and clean community with a rural style of living that is second to none.  The city combines many essential functions and services with the City of Arlington, namely water treatment and waste water services.  Police protection is provided by the Sibley County Sheriff’s Department.  These types of relationships have proven to be very cost effective.