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Resources for Child Caring

2011-2012 Child Care Service Grant program has begun!

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Special Training Event - Go Green Rating Scale: How to Go Green

Child Care Center Directors, join us for: Lunch and Learning

When: Tuesday, October 25, 2011, 12:00am-3:00pm


Family Child Care expert option demo Providers and Center Staff, join us for: Knowledge and Nibbles

Location: Resources for Child Caring: 10 Yorkton Court, St. Paul, MN 55117

When: Tuesday, October 25, 2011, 6:30pm-9:30pm

Where: Resources for Child Caring - West - 2021 East Hennepin Ave, Suite 250, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Fee: $30.00 (afternoon session includes boxed lunch, evening session includes refreshments) *receive a certificate for 3 in-service hours

Space is limited! Call: 651-641-3549 to register today!

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Family Child Care Providers!!!

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Resources for Child Caring 18th Annual Family Child Care Business Seminar

Featuring Tom Copeland!

When: November 12, 2011 - 8:00am-3:30pm

Where: Roseville Radisson-Roseville, MN expert option app (2540 North Cleveland Avenue, Roseville, MN 55113)

  • The 2011 Family Child Care Business Update-New federal and state tax laws that affect your business- Food, two mileage rates, energy tax credits, lower Social Security taxes!
  • The Basics of Record Keeping-Key record keeping tips -Three-step process for claiming expenses -Time-Space Percentage - Plan ahead for 2011
  • Advanced Business Issues- Depreciation, Coping with subsidy cutbacks, Lessons from recent IRS audits -Review of 2011 tax forms

Earn 6 hours of in-service credit!

*Early Bird (By September 23, 2011) $80.00

*After September 23, 2011 - $85.00

*Early Bird Couples (By September 23, 2011) $145.00

*After September 23, 2011 Couple Price - $150.00

To register or for further details, contact: Resources for Child Caring at: 651-641-3549



For Licensed Childcare Providers in the city limits of St. Paul & Minneapolis

A Child's Future Success in School depends on what you do in Child Care Today!

Let the Getting Ready for Parent Aware Project help you to provide the best care for your children.

The Getting Ready for Parent Aware Project includes:

  • Free training and Materials
  • A Mentor to guide you
  • A consultant to help you learn how to set up your child care space so children can learn while they play
  • Support for continuing your education including help paying for the GED exam
  • English Language Learners are welcome to join

If you live in Minneapolis or St. Paul and you serve some children from low-income families and would like to learn more about the Getting Ready for Parent Aware Project, contact Micki at Resources for Child Caring: 651-233-2276



News Alert

Tuesday, August 10, 2011, St. Paul. Governor Dayton has appointed Resources for Child Caring's Executive Director, Barbara Yates, to chair the 22-member Early Learning Council he established earlier this year. This affirms the Governor's commitment to making quality early childhood education a priority for his administration early childhood education. The Council's role will be to advise the governor on how to increase access to high quality state and federal early childhood care and education programs for all Minnesota learners - including those who are part of underrepresented and special programs.

Early Learning Council Appointees



Minnesota State Budget Deal and Child Care

Governor Dayton has signed all the budget bills to balance the budget and end the shutdown. Resources for Child Caring is in the process of gearing back up services across the agency that were temporarily impacted by the shutdown. The shutdown has shown us how vital child care is to the well-being of our communities and future economic prosperity.

There were cuts to the reimbursement rates in the child care assistance program, and cuts to Child Care Resource and Referral and Child Care Services grants. While we are disappointed in these outcomes of the final budget agreement, advocacy on the part of thousands of families, caregivers, and other concerned citizens helped communicate the need for access to high quality affordable child care resulting in fewer cuts than proposed originally by the legislature.

To keep informed on all actions on a state and federal leave that impact child care and early education, click below to join the Minnesota's Child Care Action Network.

Click Here to Sign Up



Early Childhood Director's Group

The Director's Group seeks to improve child care quality by enhancing the professional development of early childhood director's through monthly training, networking and resource sharing. Monthly meetings occur on the second Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Resources for Child Caring West location, 2021 E Hennepin Ave in Minneapolis. For more information regarding the Director's Group and resources for early childhood directors, view the director's blog at



New Crib Standards Q & A from the US Consumer Product Saftey Commission

Please see attached supplemental crib standard Q & As: Click this link for USCPSC's Q & A. Just released from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Please forward to any additional child care organizations as appropriate.

Note all crib safety and crib standard guidance/publications can be found on the CPSC website at



Download the 2011 Fall Professional Development Catalog (PDF)

Download a list of Professional Development Opportunities for Parents

CDA Changes:

There have been updates to materials and process to obtain the National CDA Credential. Please check the Council's updated website for the updates on the CDA Assessment System and Competency Standards books and note that the Council now accepts applications for the Assessment Process on an ongoing basis rather than 4 specific dates.