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Addressing the availability, affordability, and quality of child care requires a joint effort. We lead important conversations on child care, provide valuable data, and bring together child care providers, parents, and community leaders.

This learning cohort teaches early childhood professionals how to advocate for the field when engaging and educating policymakers at all levels of government.


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.

We offer resources to help you stay up-to-date on policy and legislative changes related to child care and early education.

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Our staff is committed to supporting the child care providers and families in Minnesota. Learn more about available opportunities to join our team.

We work with the Minnesota Department of Human Services to conduct a child care rate survey regularly. The data collected impacts county child care reimbursement rates and is available as a resource for child care providers and parents.

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