Families may apply for State Early Learning Scholarships. These Scholarships give families financial support to help pay for high-quality early care and education to prepare their young children for school. CLICK HERE for the Family Application and Instructions. Please share the application with families in your community. Early Learning Programs must participate in Parent Aware to serve scholarship children.
Think Small continues to accept applications; there is no deadline for submitting an application.
While there is not significant new funding at this time, it is still beneficial for a family to complete an application and join our interest list. When funding is available, the families on our interest list will be the first to be notified.
These grants are available to assist licensed child care providers/programs and legally exempt school-based school-age care programs with increasing the quality of their programs. Think Small administers the Child Care Services Grant programs in the seven county metro area (Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington).
NEW changes this year!
As of September 25, 2017, we are no longer accepting submissions for this grant.
Award / Denial letters will be mailed out the week of November 1, 2017.
Contact your Grant Administrator for questions at 651-366-6797.
We NEED your help! A few hours of your time equals better care and education for children in your neighborhood.
Emergency Grants are available to assist licensed child care providers/programs and legally exempt school-based school-age care programs experiencing an emergency. An emergency includes occurrences that disrupt a provider/program’s immediate ability to provide care for the children enrolled in their program, or occurrences that jeopardize the health and safety of the children in the program. Please call the Grant Line at 651-366-6797 or send a request to GrantsRequest@thinksmall.org for availability of Emergency Grant Funds.