Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS)
Child Care and Early Education Programs
444 Lafayette Rd N, St. Paul, MN, 55155
Programs help make quality child care affordable for income-eligible families and support efforts that improve the overall quality of care across the state.
* Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) - financial assistance to help families with low incomes pay for child care
* Parent Aware - Helps families find quality child care and education programs
For applications for Child Care Assistance Program, contact your local county or tribal office human services office, or apply online
Visit the ParentAware website for information on rated programs and earning Parent Aware ratings
8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
State of Minnesota
|DHS Information Desk||(651) 431-2000|
|Speech-to-Speech relay||(877) 627-3848|
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
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HH-0500.1600-650Professional Continuing Education Definition
Programs, usually offered as adjuncts to community college, college or university programs but also through other community organizations that have made arrangements with an educational institution to grant continuing education credits (CEU's), that provide courses which focus on improving the professional skills of participants. Students receive no academic credit for their work but may be able to use earned credits to advance in their careers.
NL-3000.1500Child Care Expense Assistance Definition
Programs that cover all or part of the cost of child care in public and licensed private child care centers or private family child care homes, usually for low-income families or families which include children with disabilities in situations where parents are working, in school or in a training program. Also included are programs that pay the costs of in-home or out-of-home child care when the parent is receiving diagnostic tests, undergoing medical treatment, is hospitalized or needs to be out of the house for other reasons; and those that provide financial assistance to families with young children to help cover some of the costs of a parent staying home to care for their child.
TD-0300.8000State Government Agencies/Departments Definition
The principal executive divisions of state government in the United States including state offices, departments, divisions, bureaus, boards and commissions, that are responsible, by law, for the management and control of public business and property.
TD-1200.2500Governmental Contracts/Grants Offices Definition
City, county, state or federal government offices that are responsible for handling grants and contracts for the provision of services.
TD-6500Planning/Coordinating/Advisory Groups Definition
Governing boards, advisory boards, commissions, committees and other groups that provide advice, guidance and, in some cases, formal oversight, for public and private organizations that are responsible for the provision of services to the community; that assess existing social conditions and problems and develop and assist in the implementation of specific strategies for meeting the human service needs of the community; and/or which assist community agencies and organizations to coordinate the provision of services in an efficient, nonduplicative way. Also included are entities that are composed of community agencies which have an established networking relationship that provides a collaborative approach to addressing specific identified community needs and problems.
YZ-1470Child Care Issues Definition
Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of child care.
YZ-1850Education Issues Definition
Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of education.