This page provides valuable resources for individuals and programs in the early learning and school age care community, as well as reports related to child care quality and the Minnesota Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP).
Resources will be available ongoing. Reports will be available for five years. Contact us to request copies of older reports at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (651) 431-3809.
Resources for the Early Learning and School Age Care Community
Minnesota Early Childhood Indicators of Progress
Minnesota Core Competencies
· Minnesota Core Competencies – Early Childhood
· Minnesota Core Competencies – School Age and Youth Care
· Companion Guide to the MN Core Competencies – Infant and Toddler
Emergency Response Booklet
Child Care Assistance Program Provider Guide
Parent Aware Reports
· Parent Aware by the Numbers (PDF) March 2017
· Parent Aware Standards and Indicators (PDF) October 2016
· Parent Aware by the Numbers (PDF) March 2016
· An Early Childhood Quality Rating and Improvement System, March 2011
· Early Learning Study: Move and Standards, February 2010
Child Care and Early Learning Workforce Development
Child Care in Minnesota:Arrangements, Costs and Quality
· Minnesota children in care care (PDF)
Child Care Market Surveys and Provider Prices
Child Care Assistance Program, Family and Provider Facts and Figures
Minnesota’s Child Care Policy Research Partnership
The Minnesota Department of Human Services is participating in a child care policy research partnership with Child Trends and the researchers at the University of Minnesota’s Department of Applied Economics and College of Education & Human Development to learn about how parents make child care choices and examine the continuity of child care through child care assistance program (CCAP) administrative data. Read a description of the Maryland-Minnesota Partnership and find out what has been learned so far.
Minnesota School Readiness Report Card
The School Readiness Report Card was developed to monitor the state’s progress toward the goal that all children are ready for kindergarten by the year 2020. It consists of six fact sheets that include indicators of progress for both systems and child outcomes. Together, the fact sheets provide a picture of Minnesota children under age six. Trends are examined in the early childhood population, early care and education, health and development, and family support. Find out more about the development of the school readiness report card indicators or to review the six fact sheets.
Parent Aware Evaluation
The Minnesota Department of Human Services partners with Parent Aware for School Readiness and Child Trends to evaluate Parent Aware, Minnesota’s rating tool for selecting high quality child care and early education. See recent research by Child Trends to learn more.Report/Rate this page