The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) is the primary source of federal funding for child care subsidies, parent information and child care quality supports. It provides an opportunity to make improvements in state systems to better serve children, parents and child care providers. Read more about CCDF.
Read more about Minnesota's plan to come into complete compliance with a federal law that is intended to provide financial assistance to low-income families to access child care.
Expands access to high quality programs by partnering with local entities to renovate or construct new early learning facilities. Grants are provided under a competitive request for proposals process administered by the department's Office of Economic Opportunity. For more information call 651-431-3808 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Helps families find the quality care and education their children need to succeed in school and life. Parent Aware rates Minnesota programs on a scale of One- to Four-Stars, allowing families to easily identify the programs using research-based best practices to prepare children for kindergarten. Visit ParentAware.org for information on rated programs and earning Parent Aware ratings.
Provides high quality professional development resources for child care and early education professionals across Minnesota. These include training, coaching, consultation and financial support to attain credentials and degrees. To register for courses visit Develop, The Minnesota Quality Improvement & Registry Tool and/or Eager-to-Learn, where online classes are offered through Child Care Aware of Minnesota.