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Family Child Care Training Advisory Committee

Active dates:2022 -
Function:

The Family Child Care Training Advisory Committee shall advise and make recommendations to the commissioner of human services and contractors working on the family child care licensing modernization project on:

  • updates to the rules and statutes governing family child care training, including technical updates to facilitate providers' understanding of training requirements;
  • modernization of family child care training requirements, including substantive changes to training subject areas;
  • difficulties that family child care providers face in completing training requirements, including proposed solutions to provider difficulties; and
  • other ideas for improving access to and quality of training for family child care providers.

The commissioner of human services shall report annually by December 15 to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over early care and education programs on any recommendations from the Family Child Care Training Advisory Committee. The report may include draft legislation necessary to implement recommendations from the advisory committee.

History:

Beginning January 1, 2022, the advisory committee shall meet at least twice per year. The commissioner of human services must convene the first meeting of the advisory committee by March 1, 2022. The Family Child Care Training Advisory Committee shall expire December 1, 2025.

Membership:

The Family Child Care Training Advisory Committee consists of:

  • four members representing family child care providers from greater Minnesota, including two appointed by the speaker of the house and two appointed by the senate majority leader;
  • two members representing family child care providers from the seven-county metropolitan area as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 473.121, subdivision 2, including one appointed by the speaker of the house and one appointed by the senate majority leader;
  • one member representing family child care providers appointed by the Minnesota Association of Child Care Professionals;
  • one member representing family child care providers appointed by the Minnesota Child Care Provider Information Network;
  • two members appointed by the Association of Minnesota Child Care Licensors, including one from greater Minnesota and one from the seven-county metropolitan area, as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 473.121, subdivision 2; and
  • five members with expertise in child development and either instructional design or training delivery, including: two members appointed by the speaker of the house; two members appointed by the senate majority leader; and one member appointed by Achieve, the Minnesota Center for Professional Development.

Advisory committee members shall not be employed by the Department of Human Services. Advisory committee members shall receive no compensation, except that public members of the advisory committee may be compensated as provided by Minnesota Statutes, section 15.059, subdivision 3.

Advisory committee members must include representatives of diverse cultural communities.

Advisory committee members shall serve two-year terms. Initial appointments to the advisory committee must be made by December 1, 2021. Subsequent appointments to the advisory committee must be made by December 1 of the year in which the member's term expires. Any vacancy on the advisory committee must be filled within 60 days and must be filled in the same manner that the leaving member was appointed.

Record last updated: 12/02/2021
 

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