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Program Listing FAQs

Answers to common questions we receive from programs about their listings and how to make updates. Why doesn’t my program appear in the search results when I enter my city and/or zip code? We use Google Maps to locate and display programs in the search results. If you only enter a city or zip code,…

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Paying for Care Checklist

Highlighting tips and resources to help families access quality programs Plan ahead. Finding resources to help pay for quality child care can take some time. Some financial aid programs have waiting lists. Use a screening tool. Use this free Financial Aid Screening Tool to find out if your family is eligible for financial help. If the screening…

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JG Event List

Current Events JG Test Event November 1, 2019 — 9:00AM – 5:00PM JG Metro District Test Test description: Join us for a Parent Aware information session webinar! For more information or to RSVP and receive the webinar link, contact Tanisha Lungelow. Please RSVP at least one day prior to the session. 9555 James Avenue South…

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JG Checklist w Circle Icons

A place to put a heading! Excellent! And wouldn’t you know it, there’s a sub-heading right below it. Best.  Module.  Ever. Boldly go forth, my second item! May you thrive on this page of wonders, amidst your brethren modules. QA Rhymes #1 Testing one, testing two, testing all the things you’d do. Testing three, testing…

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Choosing Care Checklist

This basic step-by-step guide outlines a path to successfully find a program for your child. Reach out. After beginning your child care search by calling Parent Aware at 888.291.9811 or searching online, reach out to child care and early education programs to check for openings. It’s a great opportunity to introduce yourself and ask questions,…

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Transition Checklist

Use this guide to ease the transition into a new child care routine. Talk with your child. Talk with your child about the new program. Tell them about activities and toys you saw, or the providers and kids you met during a visit. For some children, engaging in playacting about going to the new program…

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Staying Involved Checklist

After selecting a program, it’s smart for families to stay involved in their child’s care. Make unexpected visits. Programs should welcome parent visits at any time, but keep in mind that certain times of the day are very busy and the provider(s) may have little time to spend with you. Take your time. When dropping…

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Assessing Quality Checklist

Find quality care and early education by asking quality questions. Use this list of indicators to develop questions for each program you visit. Caring A close, positive relationship exists between children and their provider/early educator. A caring relationship is the foundation of good care. The adult should be consistent, kind, and patient. Look for someone…

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My Coaching Story

“That’s a success story, the most amazing success story for me, personally, right now.” Veronica Oliva-Clour, Family Child Care Business Owner and Parent Aware Rated program, Sauk Rapids, MN Ongoing professional development and quality improvement in early care and education is hard work, but so important to the developing child and their lifelong success. Research…

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Understanding Licensing Records

Reviewing licensing or certification information is one way to find out if a licensed or certified child care center is meeting health and safety requirements The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) lists details about each licensed and certified child care program on its website. Families may access a program’s licensing or certification record by…

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