Friday, March 21, 2008

Grants available for some child care providers

The Lakes and Prairies Child Care Resource and Referral, Fergus Falls, is offering grants for unlicensed child care providers who want to purchase items for the children they care for.

Caregivers can purchase $400 worth of cribs, saftely items and age-appropriate toys or books.

By Minnesota state law, unlicensed providers are entitled to watch over one additional family's children.

Providers must attend a seven-hour CPR or First Aid training session to receive the grant. They also specify the items they want to purchase on the application. To learn more, contact Elizabeth Monzingo at 800-452-3646, ext. 7628

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