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Association accepting nominees for child care provider of the year

The Goodhue County Licensed Child Care Association is accepting nominations for family child care provider of the year.

Community members are encouraged to nominate their provider, who must have had at least three years' experience to be eligible.

Letters should describe how a caregiver exhibits special competency, demonstrates professional skills or has made a positive impact on the lives of young children.

Letters should be sent no later than Jan. 20 to: Kari Sandstrom, 880 Snowbird Drive, Red Wing, MN 55066.

The recipient will be honored at the Minnesota Licensed Family Child Care Association recognition banquet May 5 at the Ramada Mall of America, Bloomington.