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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.
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.
Empower to Educate
With funding from the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Empower to Educate helps current and aspiring early childhood educators advance and sustain their career goals in child care.

Latest Blog Post

Sit-Down with Nou Thao
Nou Thao is the Associate Director of Programs at Child Care Aware of Minnesota. Nou joined the organization six months ago after managing school-age and early childhood programs for AmeriCorps. One of Nou’s most important roles is supporting the Child Care Aware district and regional coordinators throughout the state, including their efforts to build an…

Parent Aware

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