The county is responsible for licensing child care homes where children from more than one family and/or relatives are cared for. The county conducts background studies and orientations for prospective child care providers, does in-home interviews and safety checks, recommends providers for licensure, and supports existing providers.
COVID-19 resources for providers
For specific health-related questions regarding your child care, email the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) at
Guides and resources
MDH COVID-19 Isolation Guide for Schools, Child Care and Youth Programming
MDH Schools and Child Care Covid-19 Resource page
When there are COVID-19 cases within a program, providers are required to report once a week to the Minnesota Department of Health. If there are no cases, no report is necessary.
Report COVID-19 cases with Minnesota Department of Health
For further questions and support, please contact
Child Care Licensing.