The Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) isn't in the news all of the time anymore but that doesn't mean you should stop paying attention to it. Roll out to the states has begun and you need to stay educated and share how implementation is going to impact you or understand how this will require us all to make sure we continue to advocate for more funding to child care and early education.Read More
Ideas for finding places to pick fruits and vegetables, especially strawberries in honor of Strawberry month and national strawberry picking day! Can't make it anywhere to pick a strawberry? Try some different tactile experiences that have to do with strawberries.Read More
Worthy Wage day was May 1st and although that day is over, the advocacy, discussion and education efforts can't stop. Early educators and child care providers deserve livable wages. Watch the discussion take place and armor yourself with reasons why you deserve better wages.Read More
Child care providers are at the touchstone of our children's crucial development. Without child care we wouldn't have a current workforce or an adequate future one. They are molding our children's development at their most vulnerable times. Providers, you deserve higher wages.
Tomorrow is Worthy Wage Day. An opportunity to raise awareness about quality wages for quality caregivers.Read More
Providers Choice, a Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Sponsor in Minnesota has created a package of resources for you which include seasonal cycle menus, videos of kids making recipes on the menus with a chef and some additional kitchen savvy tutorials. Providers Choice did this with support from Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, the Cargill Foundation and the Statewide Health Improvement Program.Read More
I do believe this is the perfect quotation for child caregivers. This is what you do - giving love and making memories. And it's awesome.