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Early Learning Scholarships are still available for qualifying 3- and 4-year-old children of income eligible families. Please call 888-450-2773 for further details!
All of us at Families First of Minnesota wish you and your family a healthy and happy 2017!
Olmsted County Residents
As of December 5, 2016, the Olmsted County Child Care Assistance Program is administered by Olmsted County Family Support & Assistance, and can be reached at 2117 Campus Drive SE, Suite 100, or by calling 507-328-6500.
Winona County Residents
As of January 1, 2017, the Winona County Child Care Assistance Program is administered by Winona County Community Services and can be reached at 202 W. Third Street in Winona, or by calling 507-457-6500 or 844-317-8960.
Child care start-up grants are still available for those who wish to start a family child care business. Contact Dawn for more information: 507-287-2020 ext. 1525.
Our Crisis Nursery program appreciates donations of diapers, formula, and cash to help families in need during the holidays. For more information, contact Allison at 507-287-2020 ext. 1576.
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A legislative task force held meetings to review the loss of child care providers in the state, assess affordability issues for providers and parents, and identify areas that need to be addressed by the legislature.
The task force, in cooperation with the commission of human services, is charged with delivering a report to the legislative committees with jurisdiction over child care issue and the governor by Jan. 15, 2017.
Members of the task force include Sens. Carla Nelson and David Senjem of Rochester.
o Weekly infant rates in a center - $297
o Weekly infant rates in a home - $162
o Weekly toddler rates in a center - $260
o Weekly toddler rates in a home - $155
Families First recently received a grant from the federal government extending our Early Head Start Child Care Partnership funding through June 30, 2017. The award allows us to serve 76 infants and toddlers in Freeborn, Olmsted, Rice and Winona counties.