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Child Care Aware of Minnesota

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Helping children succeed in school and life by supporting the professional growth of early childhood educators and connecting families to quality child 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.
REETAIN Bonuses
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.

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Empower to Educate is Launched
Our Professional Development department’s latest project, Empower to Educate, is launched and open for enrollment! 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. This workforce development program offers financial support, free training options, job skills…

Parent Aware

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