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Paying for Child Care

Child Care Financial Aid

Minnesota's working parents want safe, high quality care for their children. Unfortunately, too many Minnesota families find child care costs unmanageable. We're here to help.

High quality early learning ensures Minnesota children reach kindergarten ready to succeed in school and life.  That’s why the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) offers scholarship to help families access high quality child care and early education programs.  MDE’s Early Learning Scholarships provide financial assistance to eligible families to enroll in child care and early education programs participating in Parent Aware.  For more information on MDE’s Early Learning Scholarships, click here.

Use the links as resources to learn more about paying for child care.