Northland Foundation News

Rural Aging Initiative - Aging Innovations Major Grants
Information Sessions

Date, Time, Location

Wednesday, September 27
DULUTH - Register for Duluth Session
10:00-11:00 a.m
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Duluth Retail Space (Maurices Building)
425 West Superior Street, Suite 1060

Thursday, September 28
- Register for Grand Rapids Session
10:00-11:00 a.m
Blandin Foundation
100 N. Pokegama Ave.

EVELETH - Register for Eveleth Session
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Mesabi Trail Building Conference Room
111 Station 44 Road


Join us!

Attend one of three information sessions to learn more and ask questions about the Northland Foundation's Aging Innovations Major Grants funding opportunity. Everyone is welcome! Please register in advance using the links above, so we can plan for seating.

Beginning September 27, Northland will make available an RFP and application materials for organizations to request up to $50,000 in support of creative projects to help northeastern Minnesota’s older adults sustain their independence and age in place in their homes and communities. The RFP will target efforts to better integrate community-based care, utilize technology, support family caregivers, address direct care workforce challenges, and/or replicate or adapt evidenced-informed or evidenced-based program models.

Northland expects to fund 3 - 5 projects during this first funding round. A second funding round will open in February 2018 from which the Foundation anticipates awarding another 3 - 5 grants.

Free trainings for licensed child care providers in NE Minnesota -
Earn two Parent Aware training hours!

Dates, Times, and Locations


Infants and Toddlers: A Relationship-based Approach to Challenging Behaviors II. C. 2 hr.
Learn about the relationship between behavior and distress communication; identify the difference between acting out and withdrawing behaviors seen in infants and toddlers.

  • Wednesday, September 6 - Hibbing
    6:00-8:30 p.m. Complimentary dinner at 6, Training 6:30-8:30
    Hibbing Park Hotel
    1402 E. Howard Street, Hibbing, MN 55746
  • Wednesday, September 27 - Duluth
    6:00-8:30 p.m. Complimentary dinner at 6, Training 6:30-8:30
    Holiday Inn Duluth
    200 W First Street, Duluth, MN 55802

Children's Development: What to Expect and When to Be Concerned
IV. A. 2 hr.
This workshop will provide an overview of the red flags for developmental delays in young children, how to share concerns with families, and local referral resources.

  • Thursday, October 12 - Cloquet
    6:00-8:30 p.m. Complimentary dinner at 6, Training 6:30-8:30
    Trapper Pete's Steakhouse and Saloon
    1306 Hwy 45, Scanlon/Cloquet Exit #239, Cloquet, MN 55720
  • Thursday, October 26 - Grand Rapids
    6:00-8:30 p.m. Complimentary dinner at 6, Training 6:30-8:30
    Timber Lodge Event Center
    144 SE 17th St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Understanding Behavior: Making Sense of What You See and Hear
IV. A. 2 hr.

Learn about how very young children’s behavior is a form of communication
and learn strategies to increase positive social emotional development.

  • Thursday, November 2 - Hibbing
    6:00-8:30 p.m. Complimentary dinner at 6, Training 6:30-8:30
    Hibbing Park Hotel
    1402 E. Howard Street, Hibbing, MN 55746
  • Thursday, November 30 - Duluth
    6:00-8:30 p.m. Complimentary dinner at 6, Training 6:30-8:30
    Holiday Inn Duluth
    200 W First Street, Duluth, MN 55802


You MUST REGISTER in advance through Develop.


Northland Foundation's Parent Aware Pathways, Child Care Aware

Free, Hands-on Help with Develop for Child Care Providers

Date, Time, Location

Saturday, September 30
7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
2101 14th Street 
Cloquet, MN 55720


-View detailed event flyer-


  • 7:30 a.m. Sign-in & Light Breakfast available
  • 8:00-10:00 a.m. Develop Lab in the computer lab
  • 10:15-12:30 p.m. Training time
  • 12:30 p.m. Light lunch provided (working lunch/outside of lab)
  • 12:30-5:00 p.m. Training time

The training time begins with a Develop lab from 8-10 a.m. during which you can learn how to access your Develop Account, print your learning record, search for trainings, and more!

Following the Develop Lab, we break into two training tracks:

Receive help in the computer lab to find, register for, and complete an Eager-to-Learn, Anytime Learning Online Course of your choice. If the course you choose lasts beyond the help session time, we can show you how to complete it at home.

Take a FREE 6-hour course with trainer Bev Herr,  "Supervising for Safety for Family Child Care (Pre-Service) Course" and learn more about the Northland Foundation's new Child Care Provider Training Cohorts.

Please Note:
If you do not already have a Develop account, we can help you set one up. You must have a valid email to set up a Develop account. If you have an email already, be sure you know your username and password. If you don't have an email account, we can help you get one. If you have a Develop account, make sure you have your Develop ID and Password. Staff at the training will NOT be able to reset your information. See that attached flyer linked above for details.


To Register, contact Annette Weaver at 320-629-5134 or email her at


Northland Foundation, Child Care Aware