- For Parents and Guardians
- Search for Child Care
Think Small is a trusted resource for child care information with over thirty years of experience helping families search for care and early childhood education.
Finding the right care is a lot of work. Our Tools & Tips section will give you valuable information about selecting care. Our experts are also available to help. You can reach us at 1-888-291-9811 Monday through Friday, between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
3 easy options to get a list & learn more about child care…*
1. Call Us for a Customized Referral 1-888-291-9811
- talk with an expert
- a list is created based on your search criteria
- information to help you choose the best care for your child
- available Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
2. Self-Search using the Online Database www.parentaware.org
Click the above link will redirected you to the statewide online child care database. You will be leaving Think Small’s website.
- referrals based on the criteria you select
- available 24/7
Important to know:
- All search options use the same database however, results may vary.
- Think Small does not license, endorse, inspect or recommend any early childhood program.
- A licensed child care program has met minimal standards. A license does not guarantee high quality care.
- The information about each program is self-reported and we do not guarantee the accuracy of this information.
If you are looking for care outside of MN, call 800-424-2246 or visit www.childcareaware.org