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Congratulations to Julie Lewison and Lee Vang! This 2015's Olmsted County Providers of the Year!
Defending Play Boot Camp November 15, 2014
FCCI's training event "Defending Play Boot Camp with Denita Dinger was a great success! Denita brought with her 30 stations for us to learn through and everyone had a great time learning through her hand-on style! If you'd like stay connected to Denita's work, visit her website http://playcounts.com/ or find her on Facebook athttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Play-Counts/141352815884541
DOWNLOAD TRAINING HANDOUTS! CLICK HERE!
FCCI Annual Provider Appreciation Banquet 2014
Thank you for attending the FCCI provider appreciation banquet for 2014! It was a hit! Our speaker was encouraging and inspiring, the food was great, and the company was wonderful! Thank you to our special guests, honored providers, and each family child care provider for joining us in celebrating the work of family child care providers in our community! We hope you left relaxed and encouraged!
2014 Outstanding Advocate of the Year!
Congratulations to Jackie Harrington for being awarded the Outstanding Advocate of the Year for SE MN at the Focus on the Children Conference. Jackie also participated on the panel of early childhood leaders in the Rochester community at the Friday night conference event and banquet. Thank you, Jackie for all your hard work advocating for children and the family child care profession!
2014 Provider of the Year Announcement
Congratulations to Kayla Abrahamson and Mary Rownd! This 2014's Olmsted County Providers of the Year!
November 2013 Happy Retirement!
FCCI celebrates the retirement of three former FCCI board members: Erma Anderson, Dee Benning, and Joan Christiansen. We thank you for your years of service and wish you much happiness in your retirement!
July 16, 2013 Annual Summer Potluck Picnic
Providers enjoyed a relaxing evening on a very sultry night! Great food, drinks and conversation! This was our 4th annual picnic and the hot-sultry weather seams to be a tradition!
May 2012 Provider Banquet and Volunteer Recognition.
May 13, 2013 Annual Provider Banquet
85 providers celebrated the work we do as child care providers and FCCI 40th Anniversary as an association. Jim Gill present "Inspiring Music Play".
August 2012 workshop with the famous "Mother Goose, Jane Kitson!"
December 6, 2011 The FCCI Holiday Board Celebration
Many thanks to these providers who volunteer throught the year to bring child care providers in Olmsted County the outstanding opportunites of FCCI membership!
May 8, 2010 Annual Provider Banquet "If Life is a Picnic, Who Invited the Ants?"
Mayor Ardel Brede read the city proclamation of the Week of the Family Child Care Provider, Gina Grove presented "If Life's a Picnie, Who Invited the Ants?", Dinner catered by Canadian Honker, and door prizes for all banquet attendees.
August 10th, 2009 Monthly Workhsop, National Eagle Center
Our August workshop featured a very special guest, Angel, from the National Eagle Center located in Wabasha, MN. Abbey, an intern at the centered, shared information about Bald Eagles and Golden Eagles for providers to incorporate into a theme unit. Angel had a lite snack of rabbit, and providers were able to pose with Angel. More information can be found at http://www.nationaleaglecenter.org
Activity sheets, coloring sheets and Eagle Trivia available in the downloadable document below.
Family Fun Night, May 5th 2009
Family Child Care, Inc, participated in the local Family Fun night. Over 800 children and families enjoyed the evening. Children pulled a duck from the pond for a prize and color sheet. Parents were introduced to several family child care providers and were able to learn more about family child care and our local association!
FCCI partnered with Roxy's Foods and Crafts for our 3rd Annual Membership drive at our October 2008 workshop. Thanks to so many volunteers we were able to enjoy an evening with dinner, provided by Roxy's, and 105 new and renewing members joined us for the fun. Beth Mork presented "Storytelling, It's in the Bag." Members received a bonus package compliments of FCCI including "Miss Moo Goes to the Zoo" book, die cut puppet, and flannel board activity package along with other community resource pieces. Roxy's paid $5 or $10 toward each membership fee, depending on their status as a customer with her. Plus lots of door prizes were awarded including a $25, $50 and $75 gift certificate to Roxy's!
May 9, 2011 Celebrating the Week of the Family Child Care Provider and FCCI Volunteer Recognition
Mayor Brede joined our event to read the city's proclamation of the week of the family child care provider. Linda Demoe shared inspiring words with "A Funny bone, a wish bone and a back bone" as her message.
October 12, 2009 Annual Membership Drive and workshop featuring Julie Torkelson
Over 80 providers attended this fun evening filled with door prizes, a 50/50 raffel, light refreshments and the enery, enthusiasm and excellent training by Julie Torkelson. Congratulations to our 2 top prize winners who won handmade quilts donated by the Quilters at Redeemer Lutheran Church, and the lucky 50/50 raffel winner's jackpot was $168.
May 11, 2009 Annual Provider Banquet! Rockn' to the 50's
What a great celebration! There were several providers who got into the spirit of Rockn' to the 50' with letter jackets, scarves, jeans and saddle shoes! There were plenty of class rings too. There were many door prizes and grand prizes for the oldest class ring, and the oldest letter jacket of the evening. Pat McGill, our featured speaker, shared her unique style and inspiring message.
Sensational Saturday, March 7, 2009
FCCI sponsored its first Sensational Saturday. It was a great success with 17 participants. 3 classes, 2 hours each for a total of 6 training hours! Let's Explore: Promoting curiosity in young children; Instructor Lori Hameister.
It was a chilly morning for our 2nd Annual Garage Sale, in April 2008! Amazing volunteers!