The Free Press, Mankato, MN


August 13, 2013

(VIDEO) Okee Dokee raises awareness for Parent Aware

Grammy-winning kids act performs at day care


During the six-month rating process, Afdahl-Doble said the focus is on assessing the “quality interactions” (physical, social, emotional and educational) between the providers and the children, including the depth of the topic being explored and the allowance of the child to lead.

The Minnesota Department of Human Services leads Parent Aware in coordination with the Minnesota Office of Early Learning.

The song "Growing Together" is available as a free download on the Child Care Aware of Minnesota website,

Families can search the Parent Aware Star Ratings by going to or by calling 888-291-9811.


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