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When all application information has been received, a background study is successfully completed, and fees are paid, a licensing home visit inspection is scheduled. Once the inspection is completed and all other requirements are met, licensing staff recommends that the Minnesota Department of Human Services issue a license.
Orientation Information Letter
Before implementation of NETStudy 2.0, Blue Earth County will charge an applicant a non-refundable total fee of $100.00 to cover the background study ($50.00) and licensing services ($50.00). After NETStudy 2.0, the following non-refundable fees will apply:
Blue Earth County prioritizes the relicensing of existing providers before proceeding with licensing new applicants. There are busier times of the year for which a delay may occur due to the relicensing workload of the licensing staff.
As of 2018, there are around 100 licensed child care homes serving about 1,200 children.
* Newsletters with important child care information, including training opportunities and legislative updates.* Licensing staff are available during working hours to supply state and local licensing and best-practice information, as well as to answer questions you may have.* Providing health and safety information.* Referral to community resources.
* First aid.* CPR.* Safe sleep practices (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome prevention) and Shaken Baby Syndrome.
* Child Growth and Development.
* Supervising for Safety.