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Another positive step forward for child care services

Region 5+ receives innovation award

Initiative is a finalist for the national J. Robert Havlick Award for Innovation in Local Government


by Karin L. Nauber

A regional family child care licensing collaborative including Region 5, Sourcewell and many of our local health and human services agencies has been honored with a first place award recognizing their innovation in helping to create system-wide consistency and “ultimately, assisting families in finding and securing quality child care” by the Hubert Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.

Region 5+ received the Local Government Innovation Award, county category for the initiative which is sponsored by Sourcewell.

Each year the university recognizes 19 local government projects that demonstrate innovation and collaboration.  

A panel of judges considered submissions for their creativity, sustainability and collaboration. . . .

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