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Denise Fadina

Denise Fadina

Denise Fadina is the owner of Bright Future Child Care in Brooklyn Center.

COMMENTARY

Fix this: Family child care providers deserve hazard pay | Opinion

By: , and - May 20, 2022

There are approximately 7,000 family child care providers in Minnesota. Each of us is licensed to care for 10-12 children. That means that up to 84,000 kids are in the care of family child care providers. When the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020, and the state shut down, we were not only asked to […]

COMMENTARY

You betcha child care workers were essential — so pay them the hazard pay they deserve | Opinion

By: - April 27, 2022

In March 2020, the whole world shut down. We had barely heard the word “COVID-19.” We didn’t know what would happen next. We just knew that it was scary, and deadly.  Schools closed and most people began working from home if they could.  Around 667,000 Minnesotans did not have that option: We were deemed “essential […]