Get the recognition you deserve for demonstrating best practices in early education! Watch these new videos produced by Think Small which are specifically designed for Spanish, Hmong and Somali child care providers. You’ll get an inside look at Parent Aware rated programs in Minnesota and learn about the benefits of earning a Parent Aware rating.
Parent Aware is the statewide Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) for Minnesota. Every state in the country now has a QRIS. Ours is called Parent Aware. Parent Aware Ratings are focused on getting children ready to succeed in kindergarten and in life! When you volunteer to participate, you go beyond basic health and safety requirements to demonstrate the best practices in early education.
The deadline to apply for the next round of Parent Aware is December 10, 2018
Parent Aware January 2019 Session
$1,000 is available for programs that choose Building Quality, which gives participants more coaching as they prepare for a Parent Aware Star Rating; and
$2,500 is available for programs that receive a One-Star, Two-Star, or Three-Star Rating June 2018.
$3,500 is available for child care centers in Ramsey County that receive a 1, 2, or 3 star rating
New and Re-Rating Parent Aware programs are eligible!
Providers that have participated in the Building Quality pathway are eligible to participate again. These quality improvement dollars can be spent on professional development training, curricula, assessment tools, toys, equipment, technology— such as a computer, printer, or software—or other materials tied to the provider’s program goals.
Attend an Information Session
Hennepin & Ramsey County Providers
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 | 6:30-8:00pm Think Small West: 2021 E Hennepin Ave | Minneapolis, MN 55413
Tuesday, October 24, 2018 | 6:30-8:00pm Brookdale Library: 6125 Shingle Creek Parkway | Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 | 6:30-8:00pm Rondo Community Library: 461 Dale St. N | St. Paul, MN 55104
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 | 6:30 – 8:00pm Think Small East: 10 Yorkton Court | St Paul, MN 55117