Food Programs & Insurance

Licensed family child care providers are encouraged to participate in a food program. The food program reimburses family child care providers for some of the expenses of feeding the children in their care (rates of reimbursement vary). Please call a food program for more information.

While not legally required to do so, many family child care providers carry liability insurance. This can be purchased through an insurance agency or as part of the provider’s homeowner’s insurance. Insurance providers have varying restrictions and requirements. Please contact your insurance provider for more information.

The following lists are by no means all inclusive. Inclusion of a program in this list does not constitute an endorsement or insurance of quality of that program by Stevens County.

The following agencies offer both a Food Program and Liability Insurance Coverage:

Child Care and Nutrition, Inc. (CCNI) PO Box 138
Ivanhoe, MN 56142
1-800-634-3359
Child Care and Nutrition Website

Minnesota Licensed Family Child Care Association (MLFCCA) Child Care Food Program
1821 University Avenue N Suite 324
St Paul, MN 55104
651-636-1989
Minnesota Licensed Family Child Care Association Child Care Food Program

Provider’s Choice
PO Box 39813
Minneapolis, MN 55439-0813
952-944-7010
Provider’s Choice Website

The following agencies offer a Food Program only:

Milestones
2901 Clearwater Road
St. Cloud, MN 56301
800-288-8549
Milestones Website

The following agencies offer Insurance only:

Adults & Children’s Alliance
2885 County Drive Suite 165
St. Paul, MN 55117
(800) 433-8108
Adults & Children’s Alliance Website

Minnesota Joint Underwriting Association
651-222-0484
Minnesota Join Underwriting Association