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Welcome! Finding quality, affordable child care for your loved ones can be overwhelming. This page can help Minnesotans find information on paying for child care, finding child care, COVID-19, and information on how the state is supporting child care providers.  Use the table of contents list below to find information on topics you are looking for.
If this page does not answer your questions, or you would like to connect with a person who will help you find what you need, you can connect with a Child Care Information Specialist at the Parent Aware statewide hotline, by phone at 888.291.9811 or by chat. 

Help Paying for Care

Help Finding Care

COVID-19 Information

The Parent and Family Resource Guide (Hmong, Somali and Spanish) can help families find resources, including economic, early care and education, mental health, and other supports.  
Families looking for COVID-19 information including testing, vaccines, and other resources should go to the Minnesota COVID-19 Response website. The Vax for Kids site is also an important page for families related to education, outreach and vaccine locations.

State Efforts to Improve Early Care and Education Systems

About this information

The information provided here reflects the coordinated efforts of the Governor's Children's Cabinet, the Department of Education, the Department of Human Services, the Department of Health, Minnesota Management and Budget, and other agencies' expertise. Coordinated efforts are ongoing and information will continue to be updated to reflect changes. 

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