Child Care Aware of Minnesota

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

R.E.E.T.A.I.N. Bonuses
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.
CDA Awards
CDA Awards help providers pay for the required training, application, and renewal of the nationally recognized Child Development Associate Credential (CDA).
Foreign Credential Evaluation
Foreign Credential Evaluation Scholarships help early childhood professionals who have completed their higher education coursework outside of the United States pay for the evaluation process, so they can have their education and professionalism recognized.

Upcoming Events

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Nov 05 2018
  • Providers
Child Development: Executive Functioning Skills through the Developmental Domains - Eager-to-Learn Course
Child Development: Executive Functioning Skills through the Developmental Domains - Eager-to-Learn Course

This course provides information on the core skills and dimensions of the development of executive functioning in young children; what happens when there is a...

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Nov 06 2018
  • Community
November Ann Kaner-Roth Policy Hour
November Ann Kaner-Roth Policy Hour

Join us on Election Day for the next Ann Kaner-Roth Policy Hour. Katy Smith, 2011 Minnesota Teacher of the Year, will lead an engaging community...

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Parent Aware

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