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Help Us Help Families

Support families in their search for quality care.

Above all, the Parent Aware mission is to help families find the quality care and education their children need to succeed in school and life.

Despite knowing how important the first five years are to a child’s brain development, too many of Minnesota’s children are not prepared for kindergarten. Many will never catch up.

To help solve this problem, we looked for a way to support both programs and parents. We wanted to ensure that programs are trained in and using best practices that prepare children for kindergarten, while helping parents easily identify these high-quality programs.

Parent Aware Ratings are Minnesota’s answer, joining 48 other U.S. states that have already adopted, or are planning to adopt, a similar Quality Rating and Improvement System.

As a child care or early education professional, you play a critical role in helping complete this mission. When you volunteer to participate in Parent Aware, you go above and beyond basic health and safety requirements and use best practices.

Best of all, there’s no cost to join Parent Aware. All we ask is that you commit your time and talents toward getting a Parent Aware Rating. Get started today and join us in our mission to improve the quality and lives of children in Minnesota.

The Star-Rating process and the benefits involved are highlighted in the videos below.







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Recruiters are here to answer your questions and start you on the journey to a Rating.

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