Resources and Links for Parents

Resources and Links for Parents

Assistance for parents deployed overseas
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For more information on accreditation for child care centers, please visit

For more information on accreditation for child care programs, please visit

Bridge to Benefits

Bridge to Benefits is a multi-state project by Childrens Defense Fund Minnesota to improve the well-being of families and individuals by linking them to public work support programs and tax credits.

Keeping Kids Safe: Your Home Child Care Emergency Plan (PDF)

A guide published by the DHS for licensed family child care providers and family, friend and neighbor providers to help them plan for emergencies (PDF)

Minnesota Parents Know

Our organization is a proud sponsor of a new parent Web site. offers Minnesota parents a convenient source for trusted information on child learning, development, health and safety. This resource was developed by the Minnesota Department of Education in partnership with state and national leaders and researchers in early childhood education and health. With research-based information and extensive input from Minnesota parents, this Web site is designed to address specific parent needs. For more information, visit

Covering All Families

Covering All Families is a simple web-based screening tool that helps determine potential eligibility for a variety of Minnesota public programs, including health care coverage, child care, school meals, and tax credits. For more information, visit

Claim School Supplies on Your Tax Return

Save your receipts and save money on your state tax return. For more information, check out the Minnesota Department of Revenue Web site at