Spring 2018 QCCP Trainings - FREE but RSVP online
- March 1, Dundas (Ruth's on Stafford): Registration Closed
- March 15, Le Sueur (Le Sueur Country Club): Registration Closed
- March 22, Albert Lea (Wedgewood Cove Golf Club): Registration Closed
- April 16, Winona (Signatures Restaurant & Event Center): Register
- April 26, St. James (Watonwan County Human Services): Register
These events are FREE 2 hour DEVELOP approved trainings.
For details and to register, click on the registration link above for the session you would like to attend (please register 10 days before the event date). Contact us to be added to our mailing list.
In 2012, SMIF saw a need to encourage licensed family child care providers to become engaged in Minnesota’s Parent Aware Quality Rating System. To address this SMIF piloted the Quality Child Care Program (QCCP) with 26 providers participating in business improvement planning and program quality mentoring. The majority of these providers continued the path to becoming Parent Aware rated.
When Minnesota received funding in 2013 to expand Parent Aware statewide, we knew QCCP could again play a critical role. We partnered with First Children’s Finance and Families First of Minnesota, Child Care Aware Southern to enhance and expand the program. Lessons learned from the pilot led to adaptations to improve the effectiveness and increase collaboration among agencies with the same end goal of getting providers Parent Aware rated.
In 2017, SMIF and our partners, First Children’s Finance and Families First of Minnesota, Child Care Aware Southern, redesigned QCCP to better meet the needs of family providers. Using a case study model based on a typical rural Minnesota child care provider named Angie, providers learn the true value of high quality child care and how it can impact the bottom line of their business. Providers receive two credit hours of approved training through Develop, Minnesota’s quality rating and improvement tool. Providers who participate in QCCP and go on to enroll in Parent Aware receive $300 in approved curriculum.
To learn more about this program, contact Teri Steckelberg at 507-455-3215 or email@example.com.
See our informational video here.