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.
Building Quality Support Funds Available
The Minnesota Department of Human Services has received one time funds in the state budget that will allow the temporary continuation of the Parent Aware Quality Improvement funds. Funds are available for non-accredited, licensed child care programs in Minnesota that volunteer to enroll in the full rating pathway to receive a Parent Aware Rating.
Join the January 2017 Cohort
Metro Area Contacts
Anoka County & Washington County Providers
Carver County & Scott County Providers
Dakota County Providers
Questions? Contact the local office above, or your Quality Coach.
Learn More about Parent Aware, watch a video where Providers Speak about their experiences with Parent Aware.