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Early Learning Scholarships
Early Learning Scholarships give families financial support up to $5000 to help pay for high-quality early care and education to prepare their young children for school. Scholarships may be used at any child care/early education program participating in the Parent Aware Quality Rating System.
To be eligible for a scholarship, families must meet the following criteria:
Families in Big Stone, Chippewa, Lac qui Parle, Swift, Yellow Medicine, Kandiyohi, Meeker, McLeod or Renville county (Regions 6E and 6W):
Contact Tina at Prairie Five Child Care Aware with questions at email@example.com or (320)269-8727 / (800)292-5437
>Download the scholarship instructions here (Region 6E/6W)
>Download the scholarship application here (Region 6E/6W)
Families in Cottonwood, Jackson, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, or Rock county (Region 8):
Contact Karen at Southwestern MN Opportunity Council Child Care Aware at firstname.lastname@example.org or (507)376-4195 x.231 / (800)658-2444
Families in Benton, Sherburne, Stearns, or Wright county (Region 7W):
Contact Mindy at Milestones at email@example.com or (320)251-5081 / (800)288-8549
If you are a child care provider interested in participating in Parent Aware in order to be eligible to accept Early Learning Scholarships, please contact Courtney at (320)345-1572 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CDA in Minnesota
Child Care Aware of Minnesota is proud to offer a system of support for child care professionals working toward their National Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential. Whether you are looking for online training toward your credential, help funding your credential work or the support of a CDA advisor, we are here to help!
What is a CDA? What steps are involved?
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