Child Care

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

Junior Wolverines

School Age Child Care Program for Students in Grades K-5. 
6:00 AM - 6:00 PMSibley 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.  

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Local Statistics:

  • 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.

Employment-related Statistics:

  • 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

 Due to these challenges, a Core Team from Sibley County has come together to implement a Community Solution Action Plan!

(Based on information obtained from data collection from First Children’s Finance)