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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

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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.

REETAIN 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.
Director Credential
The online Director Credential offers valuable information in the areas of administration, supervision/management, and leadership. It is offered in collaboration with the Minnesota Association for the Education of Young Children (MnAEYC), is recognized by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and meets all the director training requirements for NAEYC Accreditation.
T.E.A.C.H. Scholarships
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® MINNESOTA is a scholarship program that helps early childhood and school-age care providers increase their levels of education, compensation, and commitment to the field by earning college credits and degrees.

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Parent Aware

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