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Professional Organizations

National Association for Family Child Care - The NAFCC provides technical assitance to family child care associations. This assistance is provided through development of leadership, professionalism, addressing of diversity issues, and by promoting quality through the NAFCC's Family Child Care Accreditation. They provide good information on starting your own Family Child Care Business as well as other resources.

National Child Care Association (NCCA) - "The only national association serving the private, licensed childhood and education community." Helps providers become better informed about issues that can make a difference in your business and gain access to money-saving opportunities, great networking and professional development opportunities.

The National Association for the Education of Young Children - Exists for the purpose of leading and consolidating the efforts of individuals and groups working to achieve healthy development and constructive education for all young children. NAEYC Affiliate Groups share and help to implement NAEYC's primary goals of improving professional practice and working conditions in early childhood education and building public understanding and support for high quality early childhood programs.

The Association For Early Learning Leaders - Formerly The National Association of Child Care Professionals. This organization is committed to strengthening the skill level of leaders in the field of early child care and education. The organization's goal is to improve, enhance and strengthen the credibility of the people who lead the child care industry by providing membership services and benefits.

Regional Associations - Minnesota

Minnesota Licensed Family Childcare Association - A professional family child care organization of licensed family child care providers serving children and family child care providers.

Eastside Providers' Network - Serving providers on the East Side of St. Paul, MN. 

Other Childcare Resources

Seeking Sitters, Inc. - Where on-demand babysitting help is offered by a reliable and trustworthy company for your specific child care needs. We can help take the stress out of finding a sitter and send you the professional help your family deserves.

The ARC's Link Page - This section has links to information sources about the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The National Resource Center Home Page - provides access to all 50 states' child care regulations dealing with health and safety. In addition, they provide access to the Maternal Child Health Bureau's National Health and Safety Performance Standards.

National Childcare Information Center - Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Children, Youth, and Families Child Care Bureau

Early Childhood Manufacturers Direct - ECMD is America's first on-line Early Childhood catalog.

How to start your own child care - This is a report offered by the Small Business Administration about starting your own child care.

Child Care Connection -This site has a lot of information about starting a home daycare. It is very attractive and informative.

The Soho Center is the home of the CHILD/2000 Project and the REACH Initiative uses strategies to find and engage parents who rely on quality child care and providers. The SOHO center plans and implements many quality child care, early childhood, and school age related programs.

Funding Education - Focused on planning, saving, and working to fund education.

The Daycare Resource Connection - A resource for day care providers and parents. Includes information on starting a child care, child care listings (by state and city), printables, and more.

Nanny Agency London - Au pair agency, nanny agency, mothers help agency, and babysitters agency in London, UK.

Where do I Send Questions and Comments?

The best way to contact us is to call or email us today. Contact information listed on the left.

How do I get training credit for the Funsteps program?

Many licensing agencies require annual training in order for you to maintain your license as a child care professional. Some of these agencies will allow you to obtain your training through self-directed study programs. Both our Funsteps and Twosteps curriculum programs qualify for this purpose in many regions.

For example, customers in Texas may obtain 5 clock hours for each month of the curriculum that they complete. Customers in other areas should check with their licensing representative.

To obtain training credit, you must complete our questionnaire for each month that you purchase, and return it to us. We will then mail you your training certificate. You may request the questionnaire at the time of purchase or you may print it on-line.

How can Funsteps help my association?

Conference Samples and Door Prizes

Funsteps, Inc. would like to provide you with any materials you would like to help make your association meeting, event or training activities a success.

We are very interested in providing samples, door prizes, literature and other materials whenever you need them. In addition, we would be delighted to consider your newsletter, web site or other publication for advertising.

Group Rates

Fabulous group rates are available for your association! You must have a minimum of 6 people to get our group rates. Have one person from your group be the contact person and order multiple kits. Save on shipping as well as individual kit prices.

Call us (1-800-882-7332) to get prices and get your group order started. To contact us regarding your needs, please e-mail us or call 1-800-882-7332.