Child Care Learning Center Launched

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Learning opportunities directed toward the child care professional are not lacking, but sometimes it can be hard to find those perfect learning opportunities or maybe you just don’t have time to look. has just made that process easier for you!

Are these experiences similar to yours?

  • You might be a provider looking for a webinar about reading with the kids that you can take during their nap time or watch after hours because it was recorded.
  • Maybe you are a representative with a resource and referral agency or CACFP sponsor and need some tips on training child care providers or centers on the CACFP or the Let’s Move for Child Care so you would be looking for some “train the trainer” opportunities.
  • You might even be with an association, putting on a conference and looking for that perfect workshop or speaker.

This is where’s Learning Center comes into play!

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New 2012-2013 Income Eligibility Guidelines Now Available

FNS has published new income eligibility rates for July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013. You can find them in the federal register here:

Minute Menu CX will be updated to include these new rates soon.

Minute Menu Training Launches at

Today we’re launching our new Minute Menu Training resource, This website provides self-paced e-Learning on all Minute Menu products directly to our customers anytime, anywhere. You’ll also be able to register for live webinars and, later this year, for face-to-face trainings at our office in Texas.
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Is Your Child Care Center a Target For a Federal Audit?

At the recent National Child Care Association Conference in Las Vegas, presenter Kathy Cronemiller, offered an Assessment Tool  for quickly finding out whether your child care center is a potential target for a Federal audit.  The U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division produced this tool, but does not require you to use it.  However, these 15 simple questions might keep you from having to payback lost wages to employees within 10 days of one of these audits.
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Funding for Nutrition Grants

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation awards the majority of its grants to U.S. 501(c)(3) organizations.  Their funding priorities include promoting breastfeeding and providing access to complimentary foods. As a Child and Adult Care Food program Sponsor this could be an opportunity to fund nutrition training in your area. Check out the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation webpage for more details.