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SLC CCAP Plan 2018-19

St. Louis County County’s Draft 2018-2019 Child Care Assistance Plan open for community input until Sept. 15 th, 2017

Please submit feedback to :  218-726-2064 or

Child Care Resources

ChildCare Aware of Minnesota helps families find child care and understand their care options. We also help child care providers through grants and education. For information call toll-free (888) 291-9811 or visit our website.

The Minnesota Department of Human Services Child Care website has information about the Child Care Assistance Program, Child Development, Rules & Regulations governing child care services, etc. 

The St Louis County Child Care Providers web page lists a variety of information about laws and rules governing licensed child care, training resources, and links to documents & forms used by licensed providers. 

Paying for child care can be difficult for families with low incomes. Minnesota’s Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) can help families who qualify.  See more information at the St Louis County Child Care Assistance web page.

Contact information:

Family Child Care Licensing

Are you interested in becoming a licensed child care provider? Please join us for one of our monthly orientation sessions. Each session is conducted by our licensing team and will answer your questions about how to become a licensed provider. Attendance to one of the sessions is a mandatory step toward becoming licensed, but you are under no obligation to continue and there is no fee to attend.  View Orientation Calendar/s:  2017   2018.  Call 218-726-2064 to register.

In Minnesota, family child care is licensed under DHS Rule 2 (Licensing of Family Child Care Facilities).

Parts 9502.0300 Rule 2 or Minnesota Rules – 9502.0445 set licensing standards for family child care and group family child care homes to provide for the protection, proper care, health, safety and development of children enrolled in child care.

Minnesota Statutes Chapter 245A of the Human Services Licensing Act defines the application process, sanctions and due process. Changes in law are frequently made by the state legislature.

Minnesota Statutes Chapter 245C of the Human Services Licensing Act pertains to the background study laws.

Family and Group Day Care Rule Summary for Parents Informational fact sheet for parents of children in licensed family and group family day care summarizing licensing rules.

The Minnesota Department of Human Services delegates licensing of family child care to counties. In St Louis County contact the Public Health & Human Services Department.

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Operating a Licensed Family Daycare: A Necessary Service and Small Business Opportunity Article


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