You may be eligible for free or low-cost support provided by these Parent Aware partners.
Minnesota Department of Human Services leads Parent Aware in coordination with the Minnesota Department of Education and the Minnesota Department of Health. Child Care Aware of Minnesota is working in local communities to share the Ratings with parents, and prepare child care and early education programs. Community leaders, including Parent Aware for School Readiness and the Greater Twin Cities United Way, also support Parent Aware.
Your Parent Aware Rating or signed Participation Agreement is the key to resources that support your child care program. You may be eligible for free or low-cost support provided by these Parent Aware partners.
First Children’s Finance | firstchildrensfinance.org
Business Leadership Cohorts
Low-cost financing for quality improvements
Minnesota Department of Health | health.state.mn.us
Coaching and technical assistance for health and safety issues
Child care health consultation
Minnesota Licensed Family Child Care Association | mlfcca.org
Coaching and technical assistance for family child care providers seeking NAFCC accreditation
Develop | developtoolmn.org
Minnesota Center for Professional Development | mncpd.org
An online toolbox with two main components: Parent Aware and Professional Development
Approves trainers, RBPD professionals, and training courses
Providers use Develop to register for training and track their professional development activities.
Minnesota Association for the Education of Young Children | mnaeyc-mnsaca.org
Operates the Accreditation Facilitation Project
Consultation and technical assistance to child care centers seeking national accreditation
Center for Inclusive Child Care | inclusivechildcare.org
Inclusion coaches provide coaching and technical assistance for providers/staff to meet the special needs of children in their care
Free and low- cost training
Child Care Aware of Minnesota | childcareawaremn.org
Statewide network of regional and district Child Care Aware offices
Professional development guidance for providers/staff
Quality coaches provide individual coaching and technical assistance to meet Parent Aware standards
CLASS coaches provide coaching to centers seeking a Three or Four-Star Parent Aware Rating
Free and low-cost training to meet Parent Aware training requirements