Minnesota Child Care Provider Information Network

MCCPIN's History

2016     The name Minnesota Child Care Provider Information Network with the acronym MCCPIN, a                     new logo, and a tag line developed during the summer of 2016.  The mission statement was                    drafted.  A goal was to focus on support and services needed by providers in a technological                    world.   


2017     A steering committee consisting of licensed family child care providers and former licensed                     family child care providers drafted by-laws in January, approved by-laws in in February, filed                   Articles of Incorporation in March and was granted non-profit status by the State of                                   Minnesota March 24. 2017, attained an EIN number, and filed for 501 C-3 status.

                                                 History of Child Care in Minnesota

1885             Beginning of licensed family child care in Pennsylvania

1929             First day nursery opened (placed children in private homes)

1940’s          Animal Humane Society is first agency involved in child care advocacy

1959             First Rule II regulations written for Minnesota

1960’s          First federal research in family child care and licensing

1965             Initial funding of Head Start Program

1968             Pilot Food Program in Minnesota  HEW issued “Guide for Day Care Licensing”

1970             Hennepin, Ramsey and Olmsted Counties form Associations

1970’s          Child Development Associate (CDA) began for center care & Head Start

1971             States begin to regulate family child care


1973             MLFCCA’s First Newsletter -  Megaphone and annual meeting

1975             Department of Agriculture Food Program begins

1978             MLFCCA offers providers liability insurance

                      MLFCCA becomes a Child and Adult Care Food Program Sponsor                                                                                                     CDA began to cover family child care homes

1980’s          MLFCCA product development and sales begin

1983             National Association for Family Day Care (now NAFCC) began

1986             Minnesota Child Care Training Project – Title XX

1987             First “Week of the Family Child Care Provider”                             

                      McKnight Grant for CBTA (Competency Based Training)

1987             Rule II revision

1988             “Food Express” joins commodity distribution  (Bulk food for providers)                                                                                          NAFCC accreditation of family child care homes begins  

1989             MLFCCA logo change

1991-92       DHS Leadership Training Grant

1992             MLFCCA offers membership options: Gold, Silver, Bronze, County, and Agency                                                                            First “Week of the Family Child Care Provider with Cooperative Support from CACFP’s, CCR&R, County                            Associations and private business

1993             MLFCCA logo change

1994             Minnesota hosts the National Association of Family Child Care Annual Conference in Bloomington

1997             MLFCCA begins formal statewide Mentor Program                                                                                                                               Frist Annual Child Care Advocate of the Year Award at the 10th Annual “Week of the Family Child Care                             Provider Conference” in conjunction with MLFCCA’s 25th anniversary

2001             Minnesota hosts the National Association for Family Child Care Conference in Bloomington

2002             Essential Elements of Family Child Care program for newly licensed providers funded through DHS grant

2003-2004    MLFCCA delivers Mentor Program Training of Trainers in South Dakota, California and Tennessee

2004             MLFCCA included in “Quality Intervention in Early Care and Education” research project (QUINCE)

2006             MLFCCA joins Minnesota Association for the Education of Young Children (MnAEYC), Minnesota

                       Association for School Age Child Care (MnSACA) and Alliance of Early Childhood Professionals in                                      sharing office space/staff and titled the Umbrella Strategic Alliance Partnership

2007             Accreditation Facilitation Project launched and staff hired

2007-2011    Parent Aware Pilot projects in Blue Earth and Nicollet Counties (Mankato), Cities of Minneapolis and St.                          Paul, the Wayzata school district, 7-county metro area (for accredited programs)

2009             Funding of the Mentor Program from United Way and DHS specific to Creative Curriculum

                       MLFCCA becomes an affiliate member of NAFCC

2011             Board retreat to vision MLFCCA’s future

2012             Minute Menu Kids is now in place                                                                                                                                                                  Negative media regarding in-home child care related to infant deaths in programs

                      Training requirement changed from 8 hours to 16 hours; Additional requirements include CPR and First                           Aid training every two years, SUID/AHT every two years with videos the off year, Child Passenger                                       Restraint training every 5 years

2013             Minnesota Food Charter partners with MDH, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and MLCCA to review barriers and                            solutions to providing healthy food for children

2014             Reduction of CACFP to balance CACFP budget                                                                                                                                       MLFCCA dues increased $10.00                                                                                                                                                                     Revision of the Core Competencies to Minnesota’s Knowledge and Competency Framework for Early                                 Childhood Professionals: Working in Family Child Care (also Working with Infants and Toddlers and                                  Working with Preschool-Aged Children in Center and School Programs)

2015             MLFCCA rewrites by-laws and policies to comply with USDA regulations requiring the Board of Directors                       not be providers nor people related to the leadership of the sponsoring organization. The structure                                   developed consists of a 5 member non-provider Board of Directors and a provider driven Provider                                       Advocacy and Leadership Council (PALC).

                      MLFCCA hosts the National Association of Family Child Care Annual Conference at the Doubletree in                               Bloomington

                      The Parent Aware Project is implemented statewide.

2016             Vote by a limited group of MN CCAP providers determined that unionization of family child care                                          providers who had CCAP clients was not the providers’ choice.

                       A decision was made by the governing body of MLFCCA to discontinue sponsorship of the Child and                                   Adult Care Food Program.  

2016            MLFCCA  no longer chooses to function as an Association and begins the process of dissolution.

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