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                         Laws of Minnesota 1991 

                        CHAPTER 143-H.F.No. 654 
           An act relating to human services; requiring training 
          of child care providers to include training in 
          cultural dynamics; amending Minnesota Statutes 1990, 
          section 245A.14, by adding a subdivision. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
     Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 245A.14, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 7.  [CULTURAL DYNAMICS TRAINING FOR CHILD CARE 
PROVIDERS.] (a) The ongoing training required of licensed child 
care centers and group and family child care providers shall 
include training in the cultural dynamics of childhood 
development and child care as an option. 
    (b) The cultural dynamics training must include, but not be 
limited to, the following:  awareness of the value and dignity 
of different cultures and how different cultures complement each 
other; awareness of the emotional, physical, and mental needs of 
children and families of different cultures; knowledge of 
current and traditional roles of women and men in different 
cultures, communities, and family environments; and awareness of 
the diversity of child rearing practices and parenting 
traditions. 
    (c) The commissioner shall amend current rules relating to 
the initial training of the licensed providers included in 
paragraph (a) to require cultural dynamics training upon 
determining that sufficient curriculum is developed statewide. 
    Sec. 2.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    Section 1, subdivision 7, paragraph (a), is effective 
August 1, 1992. 
    Presented to the governor May 20, 1991 
    Signed by the governor May 22, 1991, 5:46 p.m.