Looking for Child Care in Meeker County for your child?
Looking to become a Licensed Child Care Provider?
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 contacting the licensor listed below. You will have a one on one orientation with the licensing social worker to get started learning about the process. You will work together with the support of the agency throughout the licensing process.
DHS has provided an all-inclusive guide on how to become licensed as a child care provider. Your first step in the process is to review the guide here: Guide to Becoming a Licensed Family Child Care Provider
Do I need a license to do day care?
There are some circumstances where you do not. You need to ensure that you do not, however, because providing unlicensed care when one is required is a crime that can be prosecuted.
Click Here to view the information on if you require a license
DHS Family Child Care Website DHS Forms and Training.
UCAP/Child Care Aware Resources and information regarding grants for opening a Family Child Care.
To arrange your initial meeting with the licensing social worker, please contact:
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)