Bringing Up What Matters Most
For more than 25 years, Child Care Aware of Minnesota has helped families find child care, supported the professional growth of child care providers, and informed our local communities on the importance of quality early education for every child.
Through our services, resources, and partnerships, we're working toward building a diverse child care system that's accessible to all Minnesota families.
The mission of Child Care Aware of Minnesota is to provide statewide leadership in shaping collaborations that build a diverse, high-quality child care system accessible to all Minnesota families through local Child Care Aware services.
Child Care Aware of Minnesota is an agency that partners well with others. We recognize the strengths of others, share information openly and proactively, and respect diverse thoughts and approaches. We care intensely about the success of the Child Care Aware system and those with whom we collaborate.
Child Care Aware of Minnesota operates honestly, ethically, and with the highest degree of professionalism. Our actions are consistent with our words. We respect our profession, our team members, and our partners. We are known as sensitive, supportive colleagues who have the courage to do what is right even when it is difficult. We honor and learn from differences in thinking and approaches that are new to us.
Child Care Aware of Minnesota places a strong emphasis on mutual respect, flexibility, accountability, and individual empowerment within the work environment. We strive to build an atmosphere of openness and trust. We believe that empowered workers are mission-focused, productive, and dedicated.
We value diversity of all people and ideas. We are committed to creating an inclusive cultural environment that is respectful, open, and honest. Our work within the early childhood care and education field will continually reflect our commitment to this value.
District Coordinator, Child Care Aware – Pine Technical College
Board Vice Chair
Executive Director, La Creche Early Childhood Centers, Inc.
Early Learning Scholarship Administrator, Families First
Chisago County Human Services
Program Manager, Milestones
Early Childhood Specialist, Simpson Housing
Early Childhood Education Supervisor, St. David’s Center for Child & Family Development
Hannah Riddle de Rojas
Founder, SolBe Learning
Professor and Chair CFS, St. Cloud State University
Executive Director, Mahube-OTWA
Child Care Services Program Manager, Leech Lake Child Care
Early Childhood Manager
Jefferson Learning Center - Willmar
Director of Early Education
Licensed Family Child Care Provider