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Join policymakers and children advocates for these upcoming early education events at the Minnesota State Capitol.

Welcome to the Child Care Aware of Minnesota Legislative Update and Bill Tracker for 2017. Follow along each week to track introduced bills, committee level or floor action, and other news related to early care and education and school age care. 

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Child Care Aware® of America has released its Parents and the High Cost of Child Care: 2016 report.

(Washington, D.C.) Twenty states had waiting lists for child care assistance or turned away eligible families without adding their names to a waiting list in 2016—preventing numerous low-income families from getting any assistance at all—according to a new

Child Care Aware® of Minnesota was recently awarded the Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies as Resilience Hubs grant.

On September 14, 2016, Governor Mark Dayton announced the latest appointments to the Early Learning Council, including Ann McCully, executive director at Child Care Aware® of Minnesota.

Child Care Aware of America has released it's 2016 State Fact Sheet.

People may disagree about what the most effective approach is for funding child care, but its importance is no longer up for debate.

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.

WHAT: Child Care Aware® of America recently published its annual cost of care report, Parents and the High Cost of Child Care.