Quality Staffing Connections for Child Care Centers

Links to key child care business websites and organizations.

Following are links of websites and organizations that can assist your center. We do our best to keep these links current but some links may no longer be active. First Children’s Finance does not endorse or recommend any information you may receive from the websites and organizations listed here.
Professional Development Registries

Most states have professional development registries and resources specifically for child care providers and early childhood educators:


Early Childhood Iowa


Great Start Connect


Minnesota Center for Professional Development

North Dakota

Growing Futures

South Dakota

South Dakota Pathways to Professional Development

Other Employment Resources

Center for the Child Care Workforce (CCW)
A clearinghouse on child care employee issues including salaries, status and working conditions. Publications on such topics as research on child care, personnel policies, legislative issues affecting salaries.

Human Resources Guide for Small Nonprofits (published by Centerpoint for Leaders)

Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence: Human Resources (published by Minnesota Council of Nonprofits)

Overview of U.S. Employment Laws compiled by Free Management Library