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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.
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.
Child Care Wayfinder
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.

Latest Blog Post

REETAIN’s 20th Anniversary
This year is the 20th anniversary of the REETAIN program! The REETAIN Bonus program (Retaining Early Educators Through Attaining Incentives Now) helps supplement income for early childhood educators as they work to establish a career. The goal of this program is to keep qualified educators in the early childhood field. REETAIN bonuses can be used…

Parent Aware

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