Child Care Resource & Referral publishes a training calendar twice each year, in June and in December. To view, click on the Northwest District of Minnesota and Eastern North Dakota at the top.
For searchable information about training opportunities or providing child care, check out the following websites:
In North Dakota:
Contact Ellen Anderson to learn more about professional development and the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential.
CCR&R believes that the quality of child care is a direct reflection of the knowledge and skill of the care provider. Care providers who understand early development and good practices are better able to provide children with the experiences they need to learn and grow in healthy ways. There is no question that positive experiences in the early years lead to better outcomes for children - quality child care matters and the education of the care provider is directly correlated to child care quality.
Because direct care providers are the main audience for CCR&R training, the CCR&R Training Division has a responsibility to focus its training on the practical application of sound early childhood principles and the demonstrated caregiver competencies proven to lead to healthy outcomes for children. CCR&R seeks to be a “change agent” for early childhood practices in all settings caring for young children, promoting those practices that meet the needs of developing children and their families. While meeting the needs of children through improved caregiver practices in the primary focus of CCR&R training, CCR&R also recognizes its responsibility to provide training and education that encourages continued learning and growth of individuals in the field, and that leads to ongoing professional development of direct care providers.
CCR&R training is standardized across our service area through a system of training delivery, curriculum content, and quality training/trainer standards. Objectives of the CCR&R Training Division include:
To present top-quality, dynamic training that reflects the most current knowledge of best practices in the field of early childhood and child development
To deliver training that leads to nationally recognized early childhood credentials and accreditation, and that support ongoing professional development
To represent the highest standard of early care and education
To focus on practices that lead to positive outcomes for children
To develop and support outstanding trainers
Lakes & Prairies Child Care Resource & Referral
715 11th Street North, Suite 402, Moorhead, MN 56560
(218) 299-7026 or 800-941-7003
Child Care Resource & Referral is a program of Lakes & Prairies Community Action Partnership, Inc.
a 501c3 nonprofit corporation
Child Care Resource and Referral staff may receive concerns and/or complaints about providers via numerous routes. When Child Care Resource and Referral determines that the contact ins unveiling a licensing violation or an abuse or neglect situation, CCR&R informs the individual that we are not involved in the licensing process, does not issue, deny, or revoke child care license, and does not investigate concerns or complaints. These concerns and/or complaints will be addressed by licensing staff or child protective staff in your county. Please contact your local agency regarding these matters.
Confidentiality policy: All information given to create appropriate referrals will be kept confidential and will not be shared with any other organization.
Complaint policy: Should a customer be dissatisfied with a service provided, or have another type of concern or complaint, an employee is expected to give the matter immediate attention.
Monday through Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm
Attention Practitioners of Early Childhood and School-Age Children! Now you can advance your career online with the new Minnesota Center for Professional Development Registry, developed in collaboration with Metropolitan State University. The Registry can help you:
* Create a learning record quickly and easily.
* Find quality training with a searchable
database including MNSTREAMS.
* Advance on Minnesota’s 12-step Career
* Seek credit for prior learning.
* Access career guidance resources
* Receive recognition for your
Trainers can also use the Registry, making it easier for practitioners to find them.
Visit www.mncpd.org for more details or to sign up.