Who are Family, Friend and Neighbor (FFN) Caregivers?
They are a large and important group of Minnesotans who care for the children of family members, friends or neighbors on a regular basis. For many parents in Minnesota, 46%, Family Friend and Neighbor (FFN) caregivers are their primary child care arrangement, aiding them in getting to work or school each day.
How can Child Care Aware help?
Child Care Aware agencies throughout Minnesota are here to help by providing resources and support services for all FFN caregivers including free Support Kits. To help support caregivers in Benton, Sherburne, Stearns and Wright counties, Milestones has developed free kits that contain children's toys, books, art supplies, activity books and more.
Training Requirements for Family Friend & Neighbor Caregivers
While training is important for all caregivers, only caregivers who recieve Child Care Assistance funds are required to take CPR and First Aid and an additional 8 hours of approved training every 2 years.
For more information on Family Friend and Neighbor Caregivers
Contact MaKayla at Milestones at 320-251-5081 or 800-288-8549
or to contact a Child Care Aware program in your area click here.