Early Childhood Professionals

A brighter future.

Mary opened her family child care business five years ago in the Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis. At the time, she was not familiar with Parent Aware, Minnesota’s new quality rating and improvement system, but she was eager to learn how to have more impact in the lives of children and their families.

It had been many years since Mary had received any formal education herself.


For Early Childhood Professionals

Think of the possibilities.

Your job is important. Maybe more important than you realize. Every interaction you have with children helps shape the person they'll grow up to be. Will they be ready for school?  Will they be equipped with the tools for success in life?  You have the opportunity for tremendous impact.  And that's why we're here to help.

Think Small supports excellence in early learning for all types of professionals--providers, parent educators, and teachers. By offering classes, coaching, and financial support, we can help you become the best professional you can be. So you can help kids become the best people they can be.

When you're thinking of the possibilities, Think Small.


Information Sessions for Parent Aware and Building Quality are available throughout Hennepin and Ramsey counties. Click Here!  Below are information sessions at Think Small:

Free Information Sessions

Learn about Parent Aware

Quality Rating and Improvement System

To register or learn more call Jennifer at 651-641-6623

Or email JBarshack@ThinkSmall.org





Monday, December 1st

6:30 – 8 p.m.

Think Small East

10 Yorkton Court

St Paul, MN 55117

Orientation for those who are entering the January 2015 cohort

Tuesday December 2nd

6:30 – 8 p.m.

Think Small West

2021 E. Hennepin Ave.

Minneapolis, MN 55413

Suite 250

Tuesday, December 9th  6:30  - 8 p.m.

Think Small West

2021 East Hennepin Ave, Suite 250

Minneapolis, MN  55413

Orientation for those who are entering the January 2015 cohort
Learn More about Parent Aware Here! or watch a Video where Providers Speak about their experiences with Parent Aware.