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When I started doing Childcare 3-1/2 years ago, I had no problems picking out CCNI.  The online Minute Menu that CCNI offers free of charge is a wonderful program, but what I like best is the customer service.  Every time I have called everyone is polite and courteous.  I get the answers promptly or directed to the person I need to talk to.  I would recommend this company to anyone who is starting up in this field.Thank you for being there..

Kim , Wright County

I have known about CCNI since 1994 ….. CCNI appeals to me because of your proximity, your beautiful and interactive website and the reputation that has followed your program over my years as a professional in the child care field.



Jody, Pipestone County




You can help CCNI promote quality care for children with your donation.  To make a donation to CCNI through Amazon Smiles, click on this link Donations received are used for resources, training, child abuse prevention support, etc.

Welcome to CCNI

USDA Child & Adult Care Food Program  Sponsor

Meal Rates July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015

                          Meal                  Tier I Rate          Tier 2 Rate

                          Breakfast             $1.31                $.48

                          Lunch/Supper      $2.47               $1.49

                          Snacks                 $ .73                $ .20 

This program is free to licensed family child care providers and is essential to providing quality meals and snacks to children.  Click here for information on how the CACFP can financially help family child care providers.  Click here to see how it helps!

2015 Training Schedule  Click here to find our training schedule for winter-spring, 2015.  If you have conflicts with the schedule nearest you, talk to your Regional Director about our options (webinar, inhome, etc).

Click here to find links to websites of videos, songs, crafts, coloring sheets and other resources! NEW! Grow It Try It Like It books! Click here to download

USDA approved fluid milk substitute list -- Click here

a message from the Executive Director

CCNI Alerts

 BREAKING NEWS:  Comment on the Proposed CACFP Meal Pattern Requirements by clicking on this link  You have until April 15, 2015 to comment on the proposed regs.  (Click on the blue bar on right of screen to submit).

CCNI office hours are Monday - Thursday, 8:00-4:30 and Friday, 8:00-2:00

Contact us at 800-634-3359 or click on the "Connect With Us" button above to contact us by email.

2015 Calendar Keeper Menu Corrections are released.  Click HERE

2014-2015 Household Income Data and Application released

WIC INFORMATION:  To find out about the WIC program, click here

Are you going to be closed or gone a few days in the near future? click here  to contact us and let us know about your closures. 

Click here to contact individual staff.

Applying for a Family Child Care License in Minnesota?  Click here for up to $300 licensing Grant Application & Letter & Instructions

Click here for the link to past Newsletter and Activity Pages for the month

Also, you can subscribe to CCNI alerts by registering on this site or signing up for our CCNI alerts.  


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