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Child Care Aware of Minnesota partner agencies support the professional growth of child care providers and programs. Many local services are delivered by an agency in each Region, and some services are coordinated across multiple regions by one agency in each District.

Find your appropriate county and contact information below. You can also call our statewide hotline at 888.291.9811.

Are you Native American child care program or program caring for Native American children? Please contact Minnesota Tribal Resources for Early Childhood Care (MNTRECC) at 218.335.8381 or

For a complete Coordinating Office staff directory, visit the About Us page.

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Coordinating Office Contacts

Executive Director
Ann McCully
651.290.9704 ext. 115

Director of Operations
Calahena Merrick
651.290.9704 ext. 124

Director of Programs
Nou Thao
651.290.9704 ext. 125


Director of Workforce Development
Barbara Wagner

Child Care Wayfinder


Director of Financial Supports
Valerie Peterson
651.290.9704 ext. 107

Great Start and Stabilization Grants
651.290.9704 (option 7)

T.E.A.C.H. Scholarships

Erin Young 651.290.9704 ext. 200
Nghia Vang 651.290.9704 ext. 106
Kimberly Giertz 651.290.9704 ext. 137
Nathaly Maldonado 651.290.9704 ext. 147
T.E.A.C.H. Apprenticeship: Janet Peterson 651.290.9704 ext. 123

REETAIN Bonuses, CDA Awards, and Foreign Credential Evaluation Scholarships
Mai Na Vang
651.290.9704 ext. 129


Director of Quality Improvement
Stacy French
651.290.9704 ext. 108

Parent Aware


Director of Communications
Diane Benjamin
651.290.9704 ext. 112

Child Care Information Services Manager
Jen Goinz
651-290-9704 ext. 120

Director of Equity and Inclusion
Nicolette Graf
651.290.9704 ext. 114

Child Care Information Outreach Coordinator
Debra Spaeth
651-290-9704 ext. 266