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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.

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.
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.
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.

Upcoming Events

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Parent Aware

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