About Child Care Aware

Child Care Aware of Minnesota is a network of organizations from across the state dedicated to assisting families, early childhood professionals and the community with child care information, grants, services, and training.  The mission of Child Care Aware of Minnesota is to promote high-quality, affordable, and accessible child care for all Minnesota families.


The Northeast District Office of Child Care Aware of Minnesota - Northeast is located at Pine Technical College in Pine City Minnesota with Regional Offices in Cass Lake, Duluth, Pine City and Wadena.  The Northeast District serves the counties of: Aitkin, Carlton, Cass, Crow Wing, Chisago, Cook, Isanti, Itasca, Kanabec, Koochiching, Lake, Morrison, Mille Lacs, Pine, St. Louis, Todd, and Wadena.

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  • Parents & Families
  • Early Childhood Professionals
  • Training
  • Grants & Scholarships

Selecting an early childhood professional is one of the most important decisions you will ever make.

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There are many ways Child Care Aware can help you show and grow your quality. 

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 Grounded in state-approved core competencies, Child Care Aware training is designed for every type of provider, at any experience level.

Offered in a variety of lengths, formats and settings, find out more about training here.

Child Care Aware helps child care providers improve the quality of their services through grants and scholarships.

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