"Growing Together" by the Okee Dokee Brothers

The Okee Dokee Brothers have written an original song, “Growing Together,” to support the efforts of Child Care Aware of Minnesota and the continuing rollout of Parent Aware, a rating tool designed to help families find high quality child care and early education programs.

The song title, “Growing Together," highlights that we are all learning together and that the unique child-caregiver relationship has a lifelong impact.  The simple verses and catchy chorus are sure to inspire caregivers and children to sing along.

The Grammy award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers performed this new song on Tuesday, August 13, where they visited several early care and education sites in St. Paul, Minneapolis, and Mankato.  They also performed live at noon in the studios of WCCO TV.

About Child Care Aware of Minnesota
Child Care Aware of Minnesota grows communities by fostering the healthy growth of children and the professional growth of child care providers. We provide statewide leadership in shaping collaborations that build a diverse, high-quality child care system accessible to all Minnesota families through local resource and referral services.

Since our founding over 25 years ago, our 19 agencies have counseled over 600,000 parents on their child care choices and educated over 100,000 care professionals. To find out more, visit our About page.

About Parent Aware
Parent Aware helps families find child care and early education programs focused on high quality early learning and kindergarten readiness. Our One- to Four-Star Ratings system – a free service – measures best practices identified by research that help children succeed in kindergarten and beyond. To find out more about Parent Aware, visit parentaware.org

About the Okee Dokee Brothers
In 2012, the critically-acclaimed Okee Dokee Brothers won a Grammy for Best Children’s Album titled, “Can You Canoe?”. They are one of Minnesota’s most popular family bands and a natural fit to partner with Child Care Aware of Minnesota. You can find links to their music and information about their upcoming shows by visiting their website, okeedokee.org