Parent Aware

Parent Aware’s star ratings help you find the type of quality, nurturing programs that will help prepare your babies, toddlers and preschoolers for school and life.

Early experiences last a lifetime. Because 90 percent of a child’s brain develops by age 5, the quality of care a child receives from infancy through preschool makes a big difference. Providing a high-quality learning environment, even for very young infants, makes a real difference in preparing them for school and life.

The star ratings are based on a number of factors, such as:

Family Partnerships
Early educators involve parents in the learning process and respect them.

Teaching Materials and Strategies
Early educators use learning materials that effectively prepare children for school.

Tracking Learning
Early educators track children’s school readiness progress and regularly share findings with parents.

Teacher Training and Education
Early educators have the preparation and training needed to best prepare children for school.

Child Safety
The program space is clean and there are rules that help keep children safe and healthy

Minnesota’s Parent Aware Rated Room For Growing with Four Out Of Four Stars.