Who we are.

PASR is a business-led nonprofit organization using private sector strategies to improve school readiness in Minnesota. more>

Why we care.

Almost half of Minnesota kids are not prepared for kindergarten, and too many never catch up. Fixing that problem is PASR's passion. more>

What we do.

PASR's focus is crystal clear—promoting and protecting the Parent Aware Ratings. more>

Why the Parent Aware Ratings?

Extensive research has found that Minnesota can improve early education quality in all types of child care settings. We can get kids ready for kindergarten! We just have to get good information—the Parent Aware Ratings—in front of parents. That's the core of PASR's mission, and that is the story told by this brief video.

Looking to search Ratings or Sign-up? Visit www.parentaware.org to learn more about available programs in your community or to learn how to volunteer to be rated.

Why Promote the Parent Aware Ratings?

PASR airs radio ads, online ads, TV ads, newspaper ads, mailings, news releases and neighborhood yardsigns promoting the Parent Aware Ratings.  Why?  To inform and empower parents.  To reward and celebrate providers.  To connect kids to quality.  Check out our ads here.

Want to get rated?

Is your child ready

Child care providers statewide are receiving the many benefits that come with a Parent Aware Rating.  Learn More