Nearly 400 child care providers celebrated Child Care Provider Appreciation Day on May 11 with Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWIF). As part of the
Since she joined the child care profession in 1980, Tammy Wachter has cared for more than 500 children, ages 6 weeks to 10 years, in four states.
Access to child care is the fastest growing economic issue in southwest Minnesota. We are committed to finding solutions that help families, employers
Leave it to a local excavating firm to take on DIY child care: What was once a restaurant is now a brightly lit space where kids come to learn and
In southwest Minnesota, child care providers care for more than 10,000 kids. Thanks for all you do! If you’re a family-based provider or a child
In southwest Minnesota, child care providers care for more than 10,000. That’s huge. But there are an estimated 4,700 more kids who lack access to
The late Marie Hinsvark of Canby made a tremendous gift to Southwest Initiative Foundation through her estate when she passed away in September 2016.
Gary and Janine Papik have always loved the friendly feel of Luverne, its tree-shaded streets and bustling downtown. But in 2009, they could see
Bird Island has always been home for Rob and Renae Saunders, though it’s not always where they’ve lived. The couple lived in San Diego during Rob’s
While Dylan Boerboom always liked welding, he didn’t know how to get his foot in the door until he started the Welding Certificate Program at Marshall