Free child care resources are now available statewide because of a partnership between the St. Paul Public Library and Resources for Child Caring (RCC).
Unique early childhood resources are now available everywhere throughout the State of Minnesota to anyone with a Minnesota library card from RCC’s Debra S. Fish Early Childhood Library. The collection is now part of the St. Paul Public Library system’s catalogue and the statewide virtual library, MnLINK at https://www.mnlinkgateway.org, enabling patrons to peruse the collection online and request materials be delivered to their local library.
The Debra S. Fish Library contains over 4,000 exceptional early childhood materials for adults on early childhood care and education. They are designed to assist in providing a stimulating, child-centered curriculum based on sound theory. The agency’s publishing division, Redleaf Press, is represented in the collection, as are many other materials, such as training DVDs; curriculum and materials approved by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Parent Aware, and others; story kits; business resources for child care professionals; books on parenting, child development, and early literacy; Shaken Baby Syndrome and SIDS materials required for certification, and much more. Many of the resources are available in Spanish, Hmong, Somali, and other languages.
Free statewide access to the Debra S. Fish Library collection at Resources for Child Caring is made possible through a partnership with the Saint Paul Public Library, support from the Mardag Foundation, and a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a Federal agency, in conjunction with State Library Services, a division of the Minnesota Department of Education.
The Debra S. Fish Library at Resources for Child Caring:
10 Yorkton Ct.
St. Paul MN 55117
2021 East Hennepin, Suite 250
Minneapolis MN 55413
Online at: www.resourcesforchildcaring.org/library and through your local library