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Midwest ChildCare Association - thanks for renewing!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kelly Koepsell
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Midwest Child Care Associaton

Mission Statement: “To enhance the care of children by supporting women’s self-employment”
History of Midwest Child Care Association (Midwest)

MCCA was founded by Janet White Phelan in 1979 as a Child Care Resource and Referral Agency and has for many years served as the Nebraska representative to the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agency (NACCRRA). In 2012, NACCRRA changed its name and is presently known as Child Care Aware of America.

In 1980, MCCA was approved to sponsor the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Progra(CACFP) to licensed and approved child care homes across Nebraska. In July 2007, in addition to family child care homes, MCCA began to sponsor the CACFP to licensed child care centers.

The board of Directors of Midwest Women and Children's Services develops policies for the agency and the CEO and her staff carry out those policies as approved by the Board.

Midwest has always been considered a leader in the fields of early childhood education and child care. It has won many distinguished awards and staff has been called upon to serve on numerous committees and boards.

Our Primary Responsibility

Our primary responsibility is to monitor the USDA - Child and Adult Care Food Program in Nebraksa's child care facilities. We have a membership of over 700 child care facilities throughout the state. We train these professionals in child nutrition, health, safety and physical activities. In addition, we provide training in business and management of child care facilities.