GFW T-Bird Club
All Day Pre-K thru Grade 5 before and after school care
Hours: 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
GFW Elementary School, 123 East 11th Street, Gibbon
School Age Child Care Program for Students in Grades K-5.
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sibley East Elementary School, 625 Harvey Drive, Gaylord
Sibley County Licensed Providers List
Click here for a list of Child Care Centers in Sibley County.
Click here for a list of Family Child Care Providers.
Did you know? (Based on information obtained from data collection from First Children’s Finance)
- A gap analysis has revealed that Sibley County has a shortage of approximately 379 childcare slots
- The Arlington area has the highest gap at 124 slots based on zip code analysis.
- Child care related issues represent 45% of employee absenteeism, which places a financial/operational burden on employers & a financial burden on families.
- 65% of parents’ work schedules are affected by child care challenges.
- Financial viability of child care businesses is often challenged by many factors.
- In total, it’s estimated that businesses lose $3 billion annually because of child care issues.
- Early childhood development is crucial, 90% of brain development happens within the first 5 years of life.
- Child care needs to be accessible, of high quality, and profitable for the child care provider.
- Childcare shortages are everywhere…this is a national issue that needs to be addressed on a local level