Child Care Aware

Funded through a grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Child Care Aware (CCA) helps families find child care and supports the professional growth of child care programs. Services offered through CCA include referrals for families looking for high quality care and early education programsresources and trainings for early learning professionalsregional grants, and Parent Aware support.

By guiding and connecting families, as well as educating and supporting providers, Child Care Aware is working towards a diverse, high-quality child care system accessible to all Minnesota families.

For more information, call 507.287.2020. To search for child care or to learn more about Early Learning Scholarships, please call 1.888.291.9811 or visit us online at

Region 9

Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, Le Seur, Martin, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca & Watonwan

Region 10

Dodge, Freeborn, Fillmore, Mower, Houston, Olmsted, Goodhue, Rice, Steele, Winona & Wabasha

NAEYC Advancing Equity in Early Childhood Education Position Statement

All children have the right to equitable learning opportunities that help them achieve their full potential as engaged learners and valued members of society. Thus, all early childhood educators have a professional obligation to advance equity. They can do this best when they are effectively supported by the early learning settings in which they work and when they and their wider communities embrace diversity and full inclusion as strengths, uphold fundamental principles of fairness and justice, and work to eliminate structural inequities that limit equitable learning opportunities.

This initiative is made possible, or funded in part, with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

For assistance in Hmong / Somali / Spanish, please call the numbers below.

Yog xav tau kev pab txhais lus Hmoob, thov hu rau 651-366-6792. 

Si lagugu caawiyo Af Soomaali, fadlan wac 651-641-6673. 

Para asistencia en español/hmong/somalí por favor llame 651-641-6660.