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If you are not a Providers Choice member, we invite you to take a moment to learn about this private area of our web site which offers additional tools and resources to Providers Choice members.
Activities For Kids
Find many ways to stimulate imaginations, expand vocabularies and build skills.
Child Care Curriculum - Sample Choose from over 100 free curriculums.
Themes are centered on food and non-food subjects and include book suggestions, songs, finger plays, games, crafts and snacks.
Monthly Activity Calendar - Sample Our Archive goes back to 2004.
Plan your month with new craft, group and food activities.
Food Program Training
We are proud to offer you the most training options of any other sponsor for completing required Food Program training. We have fun at training too!
Food Program Workshops
We host free Food Program training workshops in your neighborhood.
Find many kid-tested and approved menus, recipes and other helpful child nutrition information to make this task easier.
Weekly Meal Plans - Sample Screenshot
Let us take the work out of planning a variety of nutritious meals 5-7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Crediting Foods Tips - Example
Meal pattern requirements can be confusing. We can help!
Marketing Your Business
Being on the USDA Food Program is great marketing for your business. But you can do more to attract new families and keep the ones you have.
Parent Newsletter - Sample Front Page
With just a few easy steps, you can create your own parent newsletter using our 16 design templates and over 100 article ideas.
Search For Child Care Directory
Subscribe to our Free Child Care in Minnesota Search directory and have parents in your area contact you when looking for child care.
Provider Web Page - Sample
Reach prospective parents with your own FREE web page. You can design your page especially for your child care business.
Operations & Forms
The tools you need to manage your Food Program participation are at your fingertips.
Free Minute Menu software
Do all of your Food Program recordkeeping online, thus eliminating paperwork.
Free pciXpress Mobile App
PCI providers who submit their claims online using Minute Menu Kids Pro can use pciXpress to record same-day meals and attendance.
Interactive Providers Voice Newsletter - Sample Voice
Our Archive goes back to 2003.
Our new interactive Providers Voice lets you engage directly with us, ask and answer questions, watch a variety of interactive videos and receive your Food Program information in a fun and entertaining way.