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Child Care Services Funded by CCDF

Subsidized child care services are available to eligible families through certificates (vouchers) or contracts with providers. Parents may select any legally operating child care provider. Child care providers serving children funded by CCDF must meet basic health and safety requirements set by States and Tribes. These requirements must address prevention and control of infectious diseases, including immunizations; building and physical premises safety; and minimum health and safety training.

National Indian Child Care Association

The purpose of the National Indian Child Care Association is to advocate for quality child care and development, early learning and school age programs on behalf of the diverse Native American communities in the United States, to coordinate these efforts with all other national organizations attempting to achieve similar goals and to collect and disseminate timely information.
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DHS - MN Department of Human Services

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The Minnesota Department of Human Services helps people meet their basic needs by providing or administering health care coverage, economic assistance, and a variety of services for children, people with disabilities and older Minnesotans.

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"Ensuring positive beginnings for all young children and their families."

The Child Care Aware of Minnesota provides statewide leadership in shaping collaborations that build a diverse, high quality child care system accessible to all Minnesota families through local child care resource and referral services.

Child Care Aware of Minnesota
10 River Park Plaza #820
St. Paul, MN 55107

Tel: Child Care Aware of MN (Toll Free) 1-888-291-9811
To Connect To Your Local Resource and Referral 1-888-291-9811

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Consultation Services

The Center for Inclusive Child Care (CICC) offers free Consultation Services to child care providers and all other early childhood and school age professionals in Minnesota.

The goal of the CICC’s Consultation Services is to provide support to child care and school age care providers, enabling them to successfully include and retain children with special needs and those with challenging behaviors in their programs.

The CICC’s Consultation Services offers:

consultation to child care and school age providers
referral support in finding care or determining best placement options
resources for staff development and education
If you would like to speak to a CICC Consultant, call (612) 998-0409.

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Children's Defense Fund (CDF) was founded in 1973 by Marian Wright Edelman to provide a strong and effective voice for the children of America, since they cannot vote, hire lobbyists, or speak out for themselves.

The mission of the CDF is to Leave No Child Behind® and to ensure every child a Healthy Start a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities. We pay particular attention to the needs of poor and minority children and those with disabilities. CDF educates the nation about the needs of children and encourages preventive investment before they get sick or into trouble, drop out of school, or suffer family breakdown. Using research and data, we work to shape federal, state and local policies that best serves our children's needs in a cost-effective manner.

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Minnesota Licensed Family Child Care Association

MLFCCA is a professional family child care organization of licensed family child care providers serving children and family child care providers.

Their mission is to support the highest standard of care for children in licensed family child care homes through education, resources, recognition, and advocacy; while acknowledging the diversity of licensed family child care providers.

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