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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. 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.

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Peacetime Emergency Child Care Grants
Grants for licensed child care providers serving essential workers during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
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.