A dedicated hotline for child care providers has been launched by DHS to provide rapid response and resources to address concerns during this evolving situation of COVID-19 in Minnesota. If you have questions, please call the DHS hotline at 1-888-234-1268 or read the latest information from the State of Minnesota on their website. In addition, the information posted in this document provides coordinated guidance on actions to protect and support your staff and the children and families you serve. The Minnesota Department of Health has posted information on the masking requirements for Child Care.

What is the Rating process?

Here's a step-by-step overview.

Use our Update Tool

Share updates with families, including current openings.

Why get a Rating?

Help Families

Ratings guide families to quality care and early education programs.

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Enjoy Benefits

We offer several benefits and resources to Rated programs.

Benefits for Rated Programs →


Grow as a Pro

We want to help programs learn and grow in their profession.

Training Basics →

Who will help me?

Your Support Team

A team of early ed pros to navigate the Rating process with you.

Your Support Team →

Your Online Tools

Plan and track your training and achievements.

Join Develop →

Minnesota Partners

We all want to help children succeed in school and life.

Key Resources →

How do I get started?

Find your local Parent Aware contact.