STAPLES-Licensed child care providers in Region Five have an opportunity to network and learn at a Regional Child Care Network Conference.

The event will be 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 29 at Sourcewell, 202 12th St. NE, Staples.

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Participants will learn a new, effective teaching technique using nonverbal communication to help children in their care. Cost to attend is $10 and includes catered lunch and four and a half training hours. Registration and payment are due by Sept. 21. Register at

The event is sponsored by Sourcewell (formerly National Joint Powers Alliance) and is open to providers in Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd and Wadena counties.