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Get the most up-to-date information for child care providers related to the COVID-19 pandemic on the State of Minnesota website and information on the masking requirements for Child Care on the Minnesota Department of Health website. If you have questions, please call the DHS hotline at 1-888-234-1268.

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.

COVID-19 Public Health Support Funds for Child Care
The new COVID-19 Public Health Support Funds for Child Care program is specifically designed to provide support to all child care providers who qualify.
Financial Resources for Providers During COVID-19
A listing of loan and grant programs available to help financially support you and your program during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
CDA Awards
CDA Awards help providers pay for the required training, application, and renewal of the nationally recognized Child Development Associate Credential (CDA).

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Parent Aware

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