Child Care Aware of Minnesota


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

Oct 23 2018
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Let's All Get Ready for Kindergarten! - Eager-to-Learn Course
Let's All Get Ready for Kindergarten! - Eager-to-Learn Course

Analyze the concept of school readiness. Explore the importance of language and literacy in kindergarten readiness, learn to apply new tools, and plan for how...

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Parent Aware

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