Have an active license with the Minnesota Department of Human Services with none of the following licensing violations: conditional license, suspension, temporary immediate suspension, revocation, or maltreatment finding.
Or, for tribal programs, an active license in good standing with a Tribal Government.
I understand that my Rating expires in two years. What if I want to Re-Rate?
Programs with a One-, Two-, or Three-Star Rating can participate in a Parent Aware Cohort as soon as six months after the issuance date listed on your Rating Certificate, or the last day of their Cohort (June 30 or December 31). Programs with a Four-Star Rating can join a new Parent Aware Cohort 18 months after they are Rated.
If a program does not reapply for a Rating, it will expire on the “Expiration Date” listed on the program’s Rating certificate.
What if my program moves?
If you’re a family child care program and your license number changes after your move, you must notify Parent Aware by completing and returning the Change of Location and License Number for Rated Programs Form. Contact your Quality Coach to get this form.
IMPORTANT: For family child care programs, the license holder name on your new license must match your old license to keep your current Rating.
For center-based programs, your Rating is linked to your license number. In most cases, your license number stays the same when your program moves. If your program moves and license number changes, your program’s Rating will be revoked. Your program will need to reapply for a Rating.
For both family child care and center-based programs, if your license number does not change after you move, you are responsible for updating your address in Develop.
How can I promote my Star Rating?
Visit the Promote Your Rating section to learn more about the resources we offer to help programs promote their Ratings.
How can I review what program information is on my ParentAware.org profile?
Use the Provider Update Tool to review and update your program’s public profile information. Some information can only be updated through your county licensor. Review the Program Listing FAQs page for details.
What support is available to Rated programs?
Read through our Benefits and Key Resources sections for a great list of resources and partnerships – including financial aid, business consultation, training, and coaching – that offer support to Rated programs.
What should I do between Ratings?
Renew your Individual Membership
Every Lead Provider, Program Director, Education Coordinator, and one Lead Teacher per classroom must have a current Individual Membership in Develop, and verified, accurate employment records.
Individual Develop Memberships must be renewed every year and must be current on the date you submit for Rating. The expiration date is displayed on your Develop profile, Learning Record, and Career Lattice certificate.