Thursday, October 28, 2010

Licensing Form Change & Grant Opportunity

Hello Child Care Professionals,
There has been a change to the Health Appraisal form for Licensing. The MDCH/BCAL-3305 has recently been updated. Read the letter below. *click to see it larger!

The updated version is on the Child Care Licensing website at >Information for Providers >Forms.

Also, check out this grant opportunity! *this grant is not through Child Care Network, we are just sharing the information.

Funds for Child Care Teachers
Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation: National Child Care Teacher Awards

The Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation’s National Child Care Teacher Awards acknowledge the critical role of child care teachers in providing quality early care and education. Child care teachers from all 50 states and the District of Columbia are eligible to apply for these awards. Applicants must be full-time child care teachers employed in a home, group, or center-based program for a minimum of three years. As part of the application process, teachers are asked to design an enhancement project for the children in their classroom or home, illustrating the educational, social, and emotional benefits from the project. Fifty selected teachers will each receive a $1,000 grant; $500 to create the project and $500 for the teacher's personal use. Of the top ten recipients, one is selected to receive the Helene Marks Award, which includes an additional $1,000 award. Applications must be postmarked by December 6, 2010. Visit the Foundation’s website to download the application guidelines.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Zero to Three e-newsletter

From Baby to Big Kid 

Zero to Three’s new e-newsletter will enhance your work with infants and toddlers. You can sign up for yourself or have the parents you work with sign up. Delivered every month, this free e-newsletter showcases how children learn and grow from birth to 3 years old. From Baby to Big Kid translates the science of early childhood and offers strategies parents can tailor to their unique family situation and to the needs of their child. By signing up, each month you will receive an issue tailored to the child's age.
Go to to sign up now!

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Fall Training Schedule

Just a quick note to let everyone know that the Fall Training Schedule is now available! Visit to view details and register.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Great Start Connect....connect today!!

Calling all Child Care Center Directors and Group & Family Home programs!

Have you updated your information at the Great Start Connect website? Many parents are using Great Start Connect to search for child care.

You can update your profile and add details about your program such as your hours, meals served, payment schedule, etc. You can even add up to 5 photos of your program! (Be sure to get written permission from parents if you plan to use photos of some of the children.)

If you have never logged on to update your information, here are 3 easy steps to access!
1. Visit Great Start Connect
2. Click on "Log-In"
3. Click on "First Time User" (You will need your license number & zip code)

It is easy, it is fun, and you can use this as free advertising to encourage families to enroll in your program!

Questions? Give us a call at 800-777-2861