R.E.E.T.A.I.N. Application

Thank you for your interest in our R.E.E.T.A.I.N. bonus program. Completing the form below is just the first step of the application process. After you hit the Submit button, you will receive an email confirmation with important next step instructions, including what supporting documents must be mailed to Child Care Aware of Minnesota. Your application is not considered complete until these documents are received.

You can also download our complete R.E.E.T.A.I.N. Application Instructions. Please make sure you are using the instructions that are dated 9/1/17. Still have questions? Visit our FAQ page or email reetain@childcareawaremn.org.

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Use an address that only you use and check frequently. We will share all R.E.E.T.A.I.N. information using this address.
Select the age group you work with the most.
Include paid vacation time. Maximum number is 52 weeks.
This is any time you are responsible for children, which may include naps or planning.
Total number of children you care for, according to your license or classroom.
Family child care professionals, use the income entered on your Schedule C tax form under “Net profit or (loss).” Center-based professionals, take the gross amount you make per paycheck and multiply it by the number of checks you receive in a year. Include a copy of your most recent Schedule C tax form or paycheck stub with your supporting documents.
This must match what is on your Learning Record in Develop. This determines your grant amount. Include a copy of your Learning Record with your Lattice Step on it with your supporting documents.
This information is available on your Learning Record in Develop. Include a copy of your Learning Record with your supporting documents.
You must submit your Learning Record from Develop to verify your mentor or consultant status.
You must submit your Learning Record from Develop to verify your trainer status.
Send us a copy of your accreditation certificate with your supporting documentation.
Send us a copy of your Rating certificate with your supporting documentation.
Examples include NAEYC and MLFCCA. Add this information to your Develop profile, or send us a copy of your membership card or letter.