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The recently upgraded Parent Aware website, www.parentaware.org, has been selected as a 2014 Human Services Commissioner’s Circle of Excellence Award winner.

The recently upgraded Parent Aware website, www.parentaware.org, has been selected as a 2014 Human Services Commissioner’s Circle of Excellence Award winner.

On November 17, President Obama signed the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 into law. This is the first time the child care program has been reauthorized since 1996.

(ST. PAUL, MN) – Research continues to show that the earliest years of a child’s life, from birth to age 5, are critical to brain development.

Are you registered to vote? With the next general election coming up on Tuesday, November 4, that’s an answer Minnesota’s Future Coalition is very interested in hearing from the state’s residents.

The Bill Tracker (formerly provided by Child Care WORKS) provides progress updates on bills currently moving through the Minnesota Legislature related to early care and education and school-age care issues. Issues include the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP), Early Learning Scholarships, and licensing and program regulations.

Posted: 10/3/13 - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Four Head Start providers that serve 3,200 low-income children in four states are closing due to the federal government shutdown.

Posted: 10/1/13 - Isanti County News

The mission of Cambridge-Isanti District #911 Early Childhood and Family Programs is to provide comprehensive program offerings, services and resources which educate, support and strengthen families with children ages birth through kindergarten entrance.

Posted: 9/30/13 - Brainerd Daily Dispatch

Brainerd Public Schools is the proud recipient of an $81,000 Minnesota Early Learning Scholarship Award. The award is recognition of the district’s ongoing focus via its well-established School Readiness program on providing the community with quality early childhood educational experiences.

Posted: 9/19/13 - Breckenridge Daily News

The Breckenridge School Readiness Program recently earned the highest possible 4-Star Parent Aware rating from the Minnesota Department of Human Services. The rating tool helps parents investigate the quality of early childhood settings.

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