Child Care Aware

Child Care Aware of Minnesota

Child Care Aware of Minnesota is a network of organizations from across the state dedicated to assisting families, early childhood professionals and the community with child care information, grants, services, and training.

The mission of Child Care Aware of Minnesota is to promote high-quality, affordable, and accessible child care for all Minnesota families.

News and Announcements

Check here for current announcements and conference events

Professional Development and Training

Learn where to find training and how to register.


There are many different types of grants and scholarships available: Annual Service Awards, Emergency and Start up Grants are just a few.

Early Learning Scholarships

Minnesota's low-income families with children between the ages three and five may be eligible to receive financial assistance to off-set high quality child care.

Parent Aware

Parent Aware helps families find quality care and education their children need to succeed in school and life; Star Ratings help families identify programs using the practices that best prepare children for kindergarten.

Provider Services

New Providers: Find out how to become licensed and where to register with Child Care Aware of Minnesota.

Existing Programs: Find information regarding how to update your information listed on the Parent Aware website; information on the annual Business Update Forms, the Regional Lending Library, and more!

Parent Services

Begin your search for finding top-notch care that will have a positive impact on your child's overall development! Be sure to check out the new and rapidly expanding free service for Minnesota parents searching for high quality child care providers - Parent Aware.

Contact Information and Hours

Hours of Operation and Staff Contact Information.

  • Monday-Friday: 8:00 am-4:30pm
  • 320-629-5164 or 800-890-5399