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Accelerated Pathway Resources

Resources for programs choosing the Accelerated Pathway. These forms, samples, policies, and resources are for licensed accredited child care and Public School Pre-Kindergarten programs that meet Minnesota Statutes 124D.15 earning a Rating in the Accelerated Pathway. Not sure if you should be participating in Accelerated Pathway? Read more about the Rating Pathways.   Applications There…

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More Family Resources

These websites help families connect with services in their communities. Help Me ConnectMinnesota Help Me Connect helps pregnant and parenting families with young children birth to 8 years of age connect to services in their local communities that support healthy child development and family well-being. Families can search for available services and resources close to…

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Homelessness and Housing Assistance

Helping families find affordable, stable housing. Minnesota Housing Minnesota Housing is a state agency that provides a resource list for people who are homeless, or who need help paying for housing. It contains information on emergency assistance, public housing, and rent subsidies. HousingLink HousingLink is a search tool to connect families with affordable housing of all types. It…

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Types of Care and Education

It’s important to pick a program setting that best fits you and your child. When searching for child care on the Parent Aware website, you can filter programs by three broad categories: centers and preschools, family child care, and Head Start. School-age care programs may appear in either the centers and preschools or family child…

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Northeast

Northeast Aitkin, Chisago, Carlton, Cass, Cook, Crow Wing, Isanti, Itasca, Kanabec, Koochiching, Lake, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, St. Louis, Todd, and Wadena. Balinda Bailey Northeast District Recruiter With my education in organizational behavior, I bring 30 years of experience devoted to the growth and development of others. Having spent seven years as a foster parent,…

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Paying for Care and Education

Financial aid and tax relief plans help families pay for child care. The cost of care depends on several factors, including the child’s age, type of program, and program’s location. There are several programs that can help make child care more affordable. These include the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP), Early Learning Scholarships, and credits…

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Our Mission

Parent Aware, Minnesota’s Quality Rating and Improvement System, offers tools and resources to help: Families find quality child care and early education Programs improve their practices Children benefit from care and education that will prepare them for school and life. We believe that… Every child has unique gifts and abilities to celebrate and nurture All…

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Earn a rating

Here are important questions to consider as you navigate the Rating process. Is Your Program Eligible? Are you a family child care provider? A director at a child care center? Is your program accredited? Many different programs can get a Parent Aware Rating, but there are different Rating Eligibility requirements based on your program type,…

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Learn

Assessing Quality Checklist This guide highlights the qualities you should look for when visiting programs. Go To Checklist Featured Guides to Child Care and Early Learning Health and Safety for Your Child During the Pandemic Ask your child care program about their COVID-19 preparedness plan. Health and Safety for Your Child During the Pandemic  → Finding…

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