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Child Care Aware of Minnesota Launches New Mission, Values, and Vision


Child Care Aware of Minnesota is pleased to announce our new mission, values, and vision. Developed from a collaborative strategic planning process over the past year, these new statements more clearly express who we are and how we view our work.

Mission: We are a statewide early childhood leader driving change through partnerships to build an equitable, high-quality early care and education system that meets the needs of Minnesota’s families and children.

Values: We work with integrity, honor diverse ideas and approaches, and foster a culture of respect and trust. We are child-centered and equity-driven.

Practical Vision:


  • Access to high-quality, responsive care for all children
  • Expanded visibility of programs and support
  • Equitably compensated workforce
  • More informed and supported profession
  • Creative recruitment and retention strategies
  • Innovative, accessible technology


  • Innovative early childhood leadership
  • More intensive and inclusive relationships
  • Responsive and equitable workplace culture

We invite you to join us in this journey as we actualize these statement in our activities in the coming years.