The Joy Initiative First Data Release
The Joy Initiative Report
First Release – Approximately 300 out of 1807 Licensed Child Care Centers
March 7, 2018
Researchers: Educators from Here We Grow Early Childhood Center, Mankato, MN
Elizabeth Bangert, BS Elementary Education; MS Educational Leadership
Haylee Blauert, BS Early Childhood Education & Elementary Education; MS Experiential Education
Purpose: The title “Joy Initiative” was purposefully selected for this work, as our goal is to bring joy back to the child care profession so that we may be viewed as competent individuals who are capable of making decisions while working to preserve the wonder of childhood.
Source of Data: The data was copied and pasted verbatim from the DHS Licensing Information Lookup Website. https://licensinglookup.dhs.state.mn.us/ – Please note: We established a cutoff date of December 12, 2017. Any licensing actions following this date are not included in this research.
Please note: The data content is locked to preserve the integrity of the data. Individuals intending to analyze the data may copy and paste the content of the data into a new workbook to unlock its functionality.