Child Care

Family Child Care Licensing

Meeker County Child Care Licensing operates as an agent of the Minnesota Department of Human Services, and is responsible for licensing Family Child Care homes in Meeker County.

The family child care licensing process in Meeker County starts with attending the Child Care Orientation. You must attend a child care orientation within one year prior to your application for a child care license. The purpose of the orientation is to introduce you to the general Minnesota rules and policies which govern licensing. The orientations are typically held the first Wednesday of every other month from 1:00pm until 3:30pm at Meeker County Social Services. Please see the schedule below. All the initial paperwork is distributed at the orientation. There is no fee to attend this class.

The dates below are subject to change. Please call to verify.

January 4th
March 1st
May 3rd
July 12th
September 6th
November 1st

To register for the Child Care Orientation, please contact:

Cindy Wadsworth
320-693-5300
877-915-5300
cindy.wadsworth@co.meeker.mn.us

There is a licensing fee due at the time the application is submitted. Background checks, references, and a home inspection are required in order to complete the licensing process. Child care licensing rules are defined by the Minnesota Department of Human Services for the state of Minnesota.

Family Child Care Information

2018-2019 Meeker County Child Care Fund Plan - Draft
Becoming A Child Care Provider
Licensed Family Child Care
Licensed Child Care General Information
Finding a Child Care Provider

Family Child Care Statutes and Rules

Licensed family child care operates according to these rules and statutes:
Rule2: Minnesota Rules, parts 9502.0300 to 9502.0445 - Licensure of Family Child Care Facilities - Family and Group Family Child Care
Minnesota Statues, Chapter 245A (Human Services Licensing Act)
Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 245C (Human Services Background Studies Act)
Minnesota Statutes, section 626.556 (Maltreatment of Minors Act)