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Minnesota

Supporting Cultural Responsiveness in Diverse Child Care Settings Serving Infants and Toddlers

This second webinar in the 2019 Hot Topic series provided an overview of cultural responsiveness to support the needs of infants and toddlers in diverse child care settings. State- and program-level strategies were discussed and participants expanded their knowledge of resources and opportunities related to cultural responsiveness and strengthened inclusive practices of infant/toddler care in family child care homes; Early Head Start programs; and child care centers within their state, territory, or tribe.

Overview: State Child Care Licensing Regulations for Summer Programs and Camps

This document provides an overview of some general characteristics of state child care licensing regulations for summer programs and day camps. The information is based on a scan of regulations in 17 states (Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin), selected because of their geographic diversity. The data was drawn from the National Database of Child Care Licensing Regulations.

Promising Practices Shared by the 2017 Infant/Toddler Specialist Network Community of Practice

In early 2017, several states participated in a series of peer-to-peer calls to share experiences about the design and implementation of their infant/toddler specialist networks.The promising state practices listed in this resource are based on the information shared by state infant/toddler leads participating in the Infant/Toddler Specialist Network Community of Practice and have been reviewed and approved by CCDF Administrators.

Infant/Toddler Community of Practice: Sharing Initiatives from the Field

The third in a series of Hot Topics webinars, this session allows states to learn about practices used in the implementation of other states’ infant/toddler specialist networks, and explore these promising practices to identify potential opportunities for their own state's systems.

Promising Practices for Out-of-School Time Licensing and License-Exempt Systems/Voces desde el Campo: practicas prometedoras para licencias de tiempo fuera de la escuela y sistemas exentos de licencias

This practice brief, Promising Practices for Out-of-School Time Licensing and License-Exempt Systems, shares emerging strategies and promising practices on preparation and supportive policies for providers, PD require­ments, and license-exempt monitoring.  It features state examples from Minnesota and New Hampshire and insights on OST licensing.

State-Local Models and Approaches Designed to Build Strong Early Learning Systems: What States Have Learned

This document explores state-local models of early childhood system governance, including common characteristics of state-local approaches, types of models, and the vision statements of eight States.

State Policies that Support Business Practices of Child Care Providers

This brief provides an overview of strategies that States and Territories can employ to promote and strengthen business practices and leadership in early childhood settings. This resource, which draws on state examples, is divided into four key sections: Licensing; Quality Rating and Improvement Systems; Professional Development; and Resources.

Supporting License-Exempt Family Child Care

This issue brief aims to assist CCDF Administrators and their partners in their work to support license-exempt family child care (FCC) homes. In addressing the unique needs of exempt FCC homes, States and Territories can better support the children in their care and their families. This brief is organized into two sections: the first provides an overview of terminology, characteristics, parental preferences, and child care assistance data, and the second provides examples of several state and national initiatives to support exempt FCC.