Child Care Aware of Minnesota

Child Care workerThe goal of Child Care Aware is to ensure that all families have access to quality child care. Mahube-Otwa staff are trained in Parent Aware Coaching to help child care programs attain a quality rating. Parent Aware ratings help families identify programs using the practices that best prepare children for Kindergarten. Parent Aware coaching supports programs as they prepare for a rating.  Learn more at

Call (1-800-941-7003 in Region Two) or Call (218-632-3600 in Region Five) for FREE referral services to find licensed child care providers in your area or search online at

NEED HELP PAYING FOR CHILD CARE? The State Early Learning Scholarship program provides scholarships to help families pay for child care/early education, if the provider is a Parent Aware participant. Please review the Supplemental Packet for eligiblity guidelines.

ELS Pathway One Supplemental Packet + Application - ENGLISH

ELS Pathway One Supplemental Packet + Application - SPANISH

FOR CHILD CARE PROVIDERS: For training, grants and other opportunities call:  Region Two 218-732-7204 (Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Mahnomen & Lake of the Woods Counties)
Region Five 218-632-3600 (Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd & Wadena Counties)

Click here to search for Child Care Aware Trainings online.

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Minnesota is a scholarship program that helps early childhood and school-age care professionals increase their education, compenstation and commitment to the field.  Get More T.E.A.C.H. info on their website, or email TEACH at

Relative Caregiver Programs

The Relatives as Parents (RAP) program supports grandparents and other relatives raising relatives' children.

RAP support groups meet regularly to learn about resources and learn from one another about the unique issues involved in raising grandchildren and other relatives' children. The children participate in activities, while the adults attend the support groups.

Crisis Care Project in Hubbard County

The Crisis Care project offers emergency child care up to 72 hours for families living in Hubbard County. Referrals to resources in the community are given to families to address their needs and to help alleviate the need for future crisis care. For more information call (218) 732-7204.