Think of the possibilities.
Your job is important. 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.
Parent Aware is the statewide Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) for Minnesota. Nearly every state in the country now has a QRIS.
?Learn more about Parent Aware here.
How to Earn a Star Rating
Contact Jennifer Barshack, Parent Aware Recruiter for the Metro District, with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 651.233.2297.
Free Parent Aware Information Sessions
Parent Aware Information Sessions for Hennepin & Ramsey Counties
Registration is REQUIRED to attend.
Please register with Kia Vang, Quality Supports Program Assistant at email@example.com or 651.523.7283 or register online below.
Wednesday, April 27th, 11am–noon - Register online here
Think Small West
2021 East Hennepin Avenue, Suite 250, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Thursday, April 28, 6:30–8:30pm - Register online here
Special Event for Family Child Care Providers
Lakeshore® Learning Store
1721 Beam Ave, Suite A, Maplewood, MN 55109
Watch for additional information sessions for Hennepin & Ramsey counties to be scheduled for the July 2016 Cohort, or contact Jennifer Barshack to apply today.
Help our Parent Aware Recruitment Efforts
If you had a positive experience with Parent Aware and would like to help us recruit other providers by talking at information sessions, or getting involved in other efforts, please let your Quality Coach know.
Blue Cross Blue Shield Minnesota has provided funding for Metro Area Family Child Care providers participating in Parent Aware to receive a $25 Target gift care for referrals that we receive by June 1st. No limit on the number of referrals. Talk to your Quality Coach or contact Jennifer Barshack, Recruiter at 651.233.2297 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details!
Learn More about Parent Aware, watch a video where Providers Speak about their experiences with Parent Aware.