This letter went out in mid-July and contains information about new rules and regulations for licensed early care and education providers, as well as information about the Child Care Provider Inclusion Support Grant.
Check out this directory from the Department of Human Services to find contact information for your licenser. They will be able to answer any questions you may have about licensing rules and regulations.
The Department of Human Services will continue to partner with Child Care Aware® to work with providers who wish to develop or maintain inclusive child care environments. This support comes in many forms: expert advice, coaching, technical assistance with environments, the addition of specialized staff, or purchasing needs-based materials to assist you in caring for children with special needs. Completed applications will be accepted from August 1, 2017 through October 31, 2017.
We've complied a list of all current and upcoming Child Care Aware® training events to help you plan training and professional development that will help you thoughtfully advance along the Growing Futures Career Pathways. Check our website often, as this document is frequently updated.