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West/Central District

Benton, Big Stone, Chippewa, Cottonwood, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, Meeker, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, Rock, Sherburne, Stearns, Swift, Wright, and Yellow Medicine Counties

Professional Development Delivery:
Tristin Altmann, Milestones

Parent Aware Recruiter
Sandy Knipp, Milestones

Grant Administrator:
Jackie Freeman, Milestones

Training Registration Line:
Brenda Greenwaldt, Milestones

Professional Development Advisors/Workforce Advisors:
Kale Weber, Milestones
320.248.8500 (Home office) or 320.251.5081 (Milestones office)
Big Stone, Chippewa, Cottonwood, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac Qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Swift, Redwood, Rock, and Yellow Medicine Counties

Makayla Wijeratne, Milestones
320.241.0629 (Home office) or 320.251.5081 (Milestones office)
Benton, Sherburne, and Wright Counties

Mallory Klaphake, Milestones
McLeod, Meeker, Renville, and Stearns Counties

Regional Offices

Our regional offices are the best resources for local providers looking for assistance in variety of areas, including support in the licensing process, program policy and operation, and general questions about child care.

Region 6E - Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, and Renville Counties

Sue Thomes, United Community Action Partnership
320.235.0850 x 616


Region 6W - Big Stone, Chippewa, Lac Qui Parle, Swift, and Yellow Medicine Counties

Marge Knudson, Prairie 5 Child Care Aware

Region 7W - Benton, Sherburne, Stearns, and Wright Counties

Jessica Baker, Milestones


Teresa Voight, Milestones

Region 8 - Cottonwood, Jackson, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Pipestone, Redwood, and Rock Nobles Counties

Karen DeBoer, Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council, Inc.
507.376.4195 x 231