~ Minnesota's trusted child care resource ~

Child Care Resource and Referral, a program of Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council, is celebrating 25 years of service with a name change. We are please to reintroduce ourselves as Child Care Aware of Minnesota.


For more than 25 years, Child Care Aware of Minnesota has helped families find child care, supported the professional growth of child care providers, and informed our local communities on the importance of quality early eaducation for every child. 


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Child Care Aware serves the nine counties of Region 8:

Cottonwood, Jackson, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, and Rock.

  • We provide consultation, coaching, and technical assistance calls to child care providers child care programs.
  • We provide technical assistance calls regarding child care to businesses and community organizations.
  • We refer individuals with child care issues and/or needs to community organizations.

Help Child Care Programs PREPARE, RESPOND, and RECOVER from Natural Disasters and Emergencies

click here to view Child Care Aware Prepare Website

Looking for Child Care?  Questions on Child Care?

We can help - click here!

Are you a Child Care Provider?

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Child Care Aware West/Central District Website.