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FAQs: New Legislation on Parent Aware One-Star Rating

Starting July 1, 2026, all licensed child care providers that are in good standing with the state or their Tribe will automatically receive a One-Star Parent Aware Rating (Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.142, subdivision 2), unless they are already Rated or choose to opt out.

This change is to better align our licensing and quality rating and improvement systems, better support families, and prepare for the future development of a simplified statewide funding stream to help families pay for child care.

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