Increasing Literacy in All Early Child Care Settings

We work with local child care providers, family, friend and neighbor caregivers, and community organizations to promote the quality of child care settings in Dakota County.

The entire community benefits when families are able to access high quality child care. Such care helps parents work and provides the educational foundation children need to be ready for school.

Proven Tactics That Lay a Foundation for School Readiness

Training Courses
Child Care Aware provides personalized attention, health and safety kits, and training such as SEEDS of Early Literacy. The SEEDS of Early Literacy curriculum gives child care providers information about how to create a literacy-rich environment.

Literacy-Building Community Learning Groups
Child Care Aware provides learning activities and leads community learning groups for caregivers and children.

Learn more about Child Care Aware services provided for:
1.    Parents
2.    Licensed Child Care Providers
3.    Family, Friend and Neighbor Caregivers