Child Care Aware of Minnesota's various partnerships help grant you access to a wide range of resources to support your child care program. You may be eligible to receive free or low-cost support from these partners. Contact your local Child Care Aware office to learn more! 

Partner Organizations 

Center for Inclusive Child Care (Cicc)

  • Inclusion coaches provide coaching and technical assistance for providers/staff to meet the special needs of children in their care
  • Free and low-cost training

First Children's Finance

  • Business Leadership Cohorts
  • Business consultation
  • Free-training
  • Low-cost financing for quality improvements

Minnesota Association for Education of young children (MNAEYC)

  • Operates the Accredidation Facilitation Project
  • Consultation and technical assistance to child care centers seeking national accredidation 

Minnesota Department of health

  • Coaching and technical assistance for health and safety issues
  • Child care health consultation

Minnesota Department of Human Services

  • Provides funding for Child Care Aware of Minnesota and Parent Aware

Minnesota Licensed family child care association (MLFCCA)

  • Coaching and technical assistance for family child care providers seeking NAFCC accredidation