Ratings Expanding Statewide
From 2007-2011 the Parent Aware Ratings were piloted in several Minnesota communities. Parent Aware uses standardized, evidence-based measures to rate the quality of early learning programs. Over 400 programs serving nearly 24,000 kids participated in the pilot program which showed impressive findings.
In 2011 Minnesota's Governor Dayton committed to taking the Ratings statewide, later that year Minnesota was awared a Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge grant which will help to facilitate the expansion. By 2015, Parent Aware will be available to parents and providers statewide.
This brief video is intended for audiences interested in learning why early learning reforms are needed, but not about policy reform specifics.