Child Care

Looking for Child Care in Meeker County for your child?

 CLICK HERE  for a map and contact information for all of our Family Child Care Providers.

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

Other Resources:

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:

Syndi Raiber

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)

Variance Request Information for Existing Providers

CLICK HERE for Meeker County Policy on variances for Family Child Care


DHS-7297 Variance Request Family Child Care

DHS-7297A Family Child Care Weekly Attendance Schedule

DHS-7297B Variance Request Notice for Parents

Contact Us


114 N. Holcombe Avenue
Suite 180
Litchfield, MN 55355


Monday - Friday 
8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.





E-mail the Department

Paul Bukovich
Social Services Director
320-693-5301  E-mail
Pat Thomas
Social Services Supervisor
320-693-5313  E-mail
Pam White
Social Services Supervisor
320-693-5315  E-mail
LoAnn Shepard
Eligibility Supervisor
320-693-5311  E-mail
Marlene Remmel
Fiscal Supervisor
320-693-5310  E-mail
Candee Gasmann
Child Support Supervisor
320-693-5308  E-mail
Amber Perez
Office Support Supervisor
320-693-1774  E-mail