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 carry over 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!
- USDA – CACFP for Family Day Care Homes
- CACFP Nutrition Standards (New vs. Old)
- Minnesota CACFP for Family Child Care
- New Meal Patterns (CCNI providers will be receiving a printed copy of each of these!)
- Assure Child Care – Child Care Insurance
- CACFP Menu Planning Guide
- Child Meal Patterns
- Infant Meal Patterns
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, contact us or email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CACFP Crediting Handbook & Food Index
- CCNI Facebook Page
- Visit our YouTube Channel
- Follow us on Pinterest (be patient with us – we’re just getting started here!)
Listed here are some GREAT websites for Free Activities.
- Jumpstart includes apps for smartphones 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.
Click the links above to check out great information and resources directed toward parents with children in care!
Please click on the books below
The series of books below, called “Grow It Try It Like It” works wonderfully well with the Let’s Move Program! Lots of great resources and information! Click on the book to download.
- Grow It Like It Book 1
- Grow It Like It Book 2
- Grow It Like It Book 3
- Grow It Like It Book 4
- Grow It Like It Book 5
- Grow It Like It Book 6
- Grow It Like It Book 7
These links will take you to child-friendly sites, complete with games, videos, songs, and crafts. This compiled list is available as a courtesy of CCNI!