Minnesota Child Care Provider Information Network
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
1972 MINNESOTA LICENSED FAMILY CHILD CARE ASSOCIATION forms
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.