Get the recognition you deserve for demonstrating best practices in early education! 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. Learn more about Parent Aware here.
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Increased access to scholarships for families
Ongoing marketing support
Higher reimbursement rates
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The deadline to apply for the next round of Parent Aware is June 10, 2019
Parent Aware July 2019 Session
$1,000 is available for programs that choose Building Quality and complete a minimum of 20 hours of Quality Coach, 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
$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.
Contact: Annette Borman 763.783.4711 or firstname.lastname@example.org Anoka County Community Action Program 1201 89th Ave. NE, Suite 345 Blaine, MN 55434 Fax: 763.783.4700
Carver County & Scott County Providers
Contact: Marie Johnson 952.402.9824 or email@example.com CAP Agency Child Care Aware of MN 712 Canterbury Road Shakopee, MN 55379 Fax: 952-402-9815
Dakota County Providers
Contact: Mischelle Ulrich 952.985.4045 or firstname.lastname@example.org 360 Communities 501 East Highway 13, Suite 102 Burnsville, MN 55337
Hennepin County & Ramsey County Providers
Contact: Tanisha Lungelow 651-233-2297 or email@example.com Think Small West 2021 East Hennepin Avenue, Suite LL20 Minneapolis, MN 55413
Inside Look at Parent Aware
Watch these 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.