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 and Orientation Sessions:

Learn about Parent Aware

Quality Rating and Improvement System

To register or learn more call Jennifer at 651-233-2297

Or Email Jennifer

Date: Time: Location: Details:

Tuesday, May 12

6:30pm - 8:00pm Think Small East Parent Aware Information Session

Monday, May 18

6:30pm - 8:00pm Think Small West-Basement Parent Aware Information Session

Wednesday, May 20

9:00am - 10:30am Think Small West- Suite 250  Parent Aware Information Session
Tuesday, June 9 6:30pm - 8:30pm Think Small East Parent Aware Orientation for Providers Beginning the July, 2015 Cohort
Wednesday, June 10 6:30pm - 8:30pm Think Small West

Parent Aware Orientation for Providers Beginning the July, 2015 Cohort


Think Small West: 2021 East Hennepin Ave, Suite 250, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Think Small East: 10 Yorkton Court, Saint Paul, MN 55117

Learn More about Parent Aware Here! or watch a Video where Providers Speak about their experiences with Parent Aware.