The CCNI Resource Center provides access to information and tools that can assist you in your childcare business. This section is updated regularly, so please check back often for information and other resources that may be of interest.
Please take some time to check out this 3:30 minute video developed by Child Care Aware of America and Center for the Study of Child Care Employment. It discusses the topic of “Why do parents spend so much on child care, yet early childhood educators earn so little?” The scenario in the video is center-based but the ideas carryover to daycare homes. As we face a child care crisis in Minnesota we need to find ways to support our early childhood providers and educators! http://usa.childcareaware.org/…/parents-spend-much-child-c…/
USDA – CACFP for Family Day Care Homes
CACFP Nutrition Standards (New vs Old)
Minnesota CACFP for Family Child Care
Food Buying Guide Calculator for Child Nutrition Programs
Assure Child Care – Child Care Insurance
*NEW* CACFP Menu Planning Guide (as referenced in the August 2018 Newsletter)
Do you need forms for CACFP Provider Operation? Check out our forms library! All forms are available for download, or if you would like us to mail you a supply, click here for our “contact us” form or email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CACFP Crediting Handbook & Food Index
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Listed here are some GREAT websites for Free Activities.
Jumpstart includes apps for smart phones and printable coloring and activity sheets. Resources are broken down by age group, and there is something for everyone.
There are free activity ideas on the following site: www.123child.com
Theme Plan Worksheet for Providers ~Use this downloadable form to plan your activities and themes.
Our articles section has been updated to bring you more current and relevant information.
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