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Why Your Child Care Center Should Strive for a Parent Aware Rating

When it comes to making your child care center stand out from the rest, there’s nothing like a quality rating. The good news is that this is fairly accessible; many states, including Minnesota, have a Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS), such as Parent Aware.

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Does Your Center Qualify for Financial Reimbursement?

If your center serves meals, it may qualify for financial reimbursement for the healthy meals you feed. This happens through a USDA (United States Food and Drug Administration) operation called the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

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3 Things to Know About the USDA’s Child and Adult Care Food Program

The USDA has a program that reimburses qualifying child and adult care programs and school aged care sites for the healthy meals and snacks they serve.

Here are three things to know about the USDA’s Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and how it can help your organization:

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Consider Serving Free, Healthy, and Nutritious Meals to Children Participating in Your Summer Programs.

Partners in Quality Care is a sponsor of the Summer Foods Service Program funded by the USDA. We work with communities providing summer programming to youth of lower-income families.

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How Our Professional Development Can Help Your Early Childhood Program

To provide the highest quality care for young children, it is important that teachers and staff are well trained. At Partners in Quality Care, our team members are dedicated to improving the wellbeing of young children throughout Minnesota. That is why we offer a variety of professional development training and technical support services for early childhood programs.

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Does my Organization Qualify for the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program?

The CACFP provides a financial reimbursement to care providers so they can serve healthy meals and snacks to the children or adults in their care. Through the program, more than 4.2 million children and 130,000 adults receive nutritious food every day as part of the care they receive.

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How We Can Help You Improve The Wellness of Children at Your Child Care Center

The first few years of a child’s life is an important time for their cognitive, behavioral, and physical development. Eating a healthy and nutritious diet plays a key role in a child’s development and overall wellness.

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