Welcome to
Families First of Minnesota.

For over 40 years, Families First of Minnesota (formerly Child Care Resource & Referral) has been a non-profit organization in our community working as a resource for parents, child care programs, and community members in all areas of early childhood. 

Families First of Minnesota is ensuring positive beginnings for all young children and their families. 

                     Important changes coming for training registration!

On June 30, 2016, MNstreams.org will be going away and training information, registration, proof of training completion and more will be on develop (formerly known as The Registry/MNCPD).  BEFORE this change, register your develop individual account to ensure a smooth transition.  

Click HERE to register                             

The 2016 Child Care Provider Business Update Survey Has Begun.

 Your participation is important!  Each year the Minnesota Department of Human Services conducts this survey to help benefit the families we all serve and provide support to child care programs that serve Minnesota families.  Each month, January - April, ten participants will be selected to receive a $50 gift card.  The earlier you complete the survey, the more chances you have to win!  Questions? Contact Child Care Aware of Minnesota at 1.888.291.9811

Click HERE to complete the survey.



 We are pleased to announce our new Executive Director, Jon Losness!

"It is my pleasure to welcome Jon Losness to Families First as the new executive director.  Jon brings a wealth of experience, energy and passion to lead this organization with its broad range of programs for parents, child care programs, and community members in all areas of early childhood."