Here you can find additional information about Kindergarten enrollment, state programs, community resources and event information.
Kindergarten Enrollment MN Department of Education
All Children at least 5 years old on September 1 of the year of entrance can be enrolled in kindergarten! Eligibility for kindergarten is based on age, not ability, knowledge, or skill. Learn more information by accessing the official MN Department of Education website below!
Parentaware.org has a variety of resources readily available for you and your family. This site can help you navigate any challenging questions about finding the right child care, affording the care you need, resources for LGBTQ families, early childhood growth and development, and so much more!
Homelessness and Housing Assitance
Homelessness is a serious issue across the country, Adults and children in families make up about 30 percent of the homeless population. The state of Minnesota has a variety of resources for families across the state. Parent Aware has compiled a list of resources for families.
Paying for Child Care
Have questions on how to pay for child care? Financial aid and tax relief plans are in place to help families afford child care. From Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP), Early Learning Scholarships, Minnesota Postsecondary Child Care Grant Program, Federal Earn Income Credit, and the Minnesota Working Family Credit. A variety of resources are available for families across the state. Parent Aware has compiled an efficient list of resources.
Food and Nutrition Programs
The state of Minnesota has a variety of resources for families and individuals who may be experiencing some form of hunger crisis. There is emergency food support near you, you can also apply for assistance. Local organizations in your community are also available to families. Click below for more information.