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Child Care Aware of Minnesota


Helping children succeed in school and life by supporting the professional growth of early childhood educators and connecting families to quality child care.

Child Care Stabilization Grant Program
The Child Care Stabilization Grant Program is specifically designed to provide support to all child care providers who qualify.
R.E.E.T.A.I.N. Bonuses reward child care professionals who have demonstrated a commitment to the field by continuing their education and professional development. R.E.E.T.A.I.N Bonuses can be used for program supplies, training, or personal expenses.
CARE Fellowship
This learning cohort teaches early childhood professionals how to advocate for the field when engaging and educating policymakers at all levels of government.

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Eager-to-Learn Turns 20 – Part 1
This year, Eager-to-Learn (ETL), our early education online learning platform, celebrates its 20th anniversary. An institution in Minnesota’s training environment today, ETL started when online learning was just emerging. As Cory Woosley, Director of Workforce Development, remembers, “Online learning was not a big thing twenty years ago. We worked with national partners to learn about…

Parent Aware

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