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Minnesota R.E.E.T.A.I.N.

Feb 9, 2016

R.E.E.T.A.I.N (Retaining Early Educators Through Attaining Incentives Now) is a workforce retention program that seeks to reduce the turnover rates among child care providers who work with young children by awarding annual grants to providers.

Grants range from $500 to $3,500 depending on the recipient’s level of education. The awards can be used to cover professional or personal expenses to improve the program’s bottom line. The program rewards child care professionals who have earned a Minnesota Child Care Credential (MNCCC) or have reached a Level 6 or higher on the Minnesota Career Lattice, and have demonstrated a general commitment to continuing education and professional development. R.E.E.T.A.I.N. bonuses are available to child care professionals who have worked in the same program for at least one year and work with the same group of children at least 30 hours or more a week (on average). and commit to staying in their position for one year after receiving the bonus. R.E.E.T.A.I.N. bonuses are not available to those who currently have a T.E.A.C.H. scholarship.

More information, as well as FAQ’s can be found here and here.

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