How do I get a license to become a family child care provider?
Applications for licenses are distributed at a required orientation training held three times each year (January, May, and September). Participants must register in advance in order to attend. At the orientation training session, child care licensing staff will cover licensing process, rules, and child care practices. For more information, see the orientation information letter.

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

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1. How do I get a license to become a family child care provider?
2. Is there a fee for licensing?
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4. How long does the licensing process take?
5. How many licensors are there at Blue Earth County?
6. How many licensed family child care homes are there in Blue Earth County?
7. Can I operate a family child care somewhere else other than my primary residence?
8. What other services or support can I expect from the licensing staff?
9. What training is needed?