Out of concern for the safety and health of providers, presenters, vendors and the families they serve, Renew Conference has been moved to Spring of 2022, in Huron with Richard Cohen. Please save the date! We hope to RENEW with you then! We'll have information soon about our Wonder Conference, scheduled for April 30–May 1, 2021 in Chamberlain.

Karen Webb, Renae Boehmer, Debby Bullis, Janet Hofer

Wendy Deatherage, Lynette Lohan, Dawn Wahl, JoAnne Geiser

Lavonne Luellman, Sue Vogt, Dawn Woodward, Sandy Skogen

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FCCPSD sprang from the mentor program that was initiated by the previous state family child care provider association, South Dakota Family Child Care Providers Association, with the support of the SD Dept. of Child Care Services. The first training was held in the spring of 2003. Shortly after, that association disbanded. At a mentor meeting in the fall of that year, Jacque Johnson, program specialist for CCS, encouraged the mentors to build a new association. All of them were experienced child care professionals, they came from diverse backgrounds, they were leaders, and each area of the state had representation through them. That planted the seed of a vision that took some time to grow, and grow it did. Several mentors began to think of what a new state association would look like.