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Minnesota depends on child care providers to nurture children and prepare them for school and life. We are here to support you as you help children, families, and your community.


The Child Care Stabilization Grant Program is specifically designed to provide support to all child care providers who qualify.

Grants for licensed child care providers serving essential workers during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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Parent Aware Star Ratings help to improve, support, and celebrate child care and early education programs in Minnesota.

Knowledgeable early educators are better prepared to help children learn and grow. We offer training opportunities and credentials to support your ongoing professional development journey.

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Whether you are looking to increase your level of education or improve the quality of your program, we have grants and scholarships available to help.

To raise awareness around the importance of emergency preparedness, we work with regional resource and referral agencies to provide emergency preparedness trainings, resources, and tools for child care providers.

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