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Timeline of school success, from birth to graduation

August 13th, 2019|

360 Communities’ Child Care Aware staff train day care providers to improve their ability to support kindergarten readiness.  This ensures children develop the necessary social and cognitive skills to succeed when they enter school. This past year, our Child Care Aware specialists helped 102 providers earn Parent Aware Star ratings, which demonstrate that they have gone beyond the minimum training requirements for state licensure. These providers give care to 2,270 children in Dakota County. In response to our requests to the community, several businesses and community organizations are running school supply drives for 360 Communities. At the end [...]

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