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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.

Bill Tracker
Our weekly Bill Tracker summarizes the progress of bills currently moving through the Minnesota Legislature. Follow along each week to track introduced bills, committee level or floor action, and other news related to early care and education and school-age care.
Assistance Network
Help Opening a Child Care Program. Starting a licensed family child care program or child care center can be challenging. We’re here to help you every step of the way.
REETAIN Bonuses reward child care professionals who have demonstrated a commitment to the field by continuing their education and professional development. REETAIN Bonuses can be used for program supplies, training, or personal expenses.

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Child Care Aware Institute Recap
For the first time in almost three years, staff and select partners gathered for the Child Care Aware of Minnesota Institute on May 5 and 6 in Minneapolis. The Institute is a biennial training event for Child Care Aware network staff and partners hosted by the Child Care Aware of Minnesota Coordinating Office. This year’s…

Parent Aware

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