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Parent Aware

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 www.parentaware.org.

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.

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Child Care Aware of Southern Minnesota

Child Care Aware Service Area:

Region 9 – Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, Le Seur, Martin, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca, and Watonwan

Region 10 – Dodge, Freeborn, Fillmore, Mower, Houston, Olmsted, Goodhue, Rice, Steele, Winona, and Wabasha