Highly-rated child care and early education programs participating in Parent Aware Ratings are eligible for higher rates for quality:
Providers may be accredited by an approved organization or hold an approved credential and have a Three- or Four-Star Parent Aware Rating. See Chapter 9.27 (Higher rates for quality – Accreditation/redential).
Parent Aware Ratings is Minnesota’s Child Care Quality Rating and Improvement System. For more information about Parent Aware, visit the www.parentaware.org or call (888) 291-981.
Department of Human Services staff is responsible for entering and updating Parent Aware Ratings in MEC2. County and tribal agencies are not responsible for entering or updating Parent Aware Ratings. Counties and tribes do not need to obtain verification of a provider’s Parent Aware Rating. If a provider reports that they have a Parent Aware Rating that is not reflected in MEC², contact your policy specialist for assistance.
For providers that obtain a Three- or Four-Star Parent Aware Rating, the effective date of the higher rate is the Monday following the week that the Parent Aware Rating is entered by DHS.
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