Requirements and Regulations
Licensing Information Lookup (Department of Human Services – DHS)

Locate licensed child care programs and all programs licensed by MN-DHS.

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Achieve Minnesota Center for Professional Development (MNCPD)

Search for a variety of guides, documents, and forms to assist you.

DHS Participation Guides
Develop – The Minnesota Quality Improvement and Registry Tool

Search for professional development events and instructors.

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Center for Inclusive Child Care (CICC)

Resources for supporting children and families with special needs. Offers anytime learning and Ask an Expert (0nline chat).

Child Development Associate (CDA)

National credentialing program operated by the Council for Professional Development

Knowledge and Core Competency Framework for Early Childhood Professionals (KCF)

KCF replaces Core Competency


Child development resources


Partnerships and Safety Programs

For more information, contact the Minnesota Child Passenger Safety Program at: Buckle Up Kids, Car Seats Made Simple, or Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety

Forest Lake Area Partnership for Families
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Fare for All Express
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PACER Center
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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
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Shaken Baby Syndrome
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Buckle Up Kids
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Car Seats Made Simple
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Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety
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Seasonal Flu

For information about the seasonal flu, click on the links below. There are several tool kits to review and share with parents to help you all protect those in your care.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)
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Additional Resources

Additional resources ranging from licensing, education requirements, and checklist/consent forms.

Consent Forms

For the most up-to-date and accurate consent form go to your county website and download it from there.

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