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Family Child Care

Child Care Licensing

Douglas County, on behalf of the Minnesota Department of Human Services, utilizes Sourcewell to carry out the necessary duties for licensing of family child care.  Family child care information and forms are now available on the Sourcewell website. If you have questions, are interested in applying to be a family child care provider or would like to register to attend a family child care orientation, please contact:

Sara Peterson, Regional Licensing Specialist
P: 218-541-5222

MN Statutes and Rules that govern family child care in Minnesota:
Minnesota Statutes,
Chapter 245A (Human Services Licensing Act)
Minnesota Statutes,
Chapter 245C (Human Services Background Studies Act)
Minnesota Rules, parts
9502.0300 to 9502.0445 (Licensing of Day Care Facilities)

Child Care Assistance Program

For families and providers seeking child care assistance information, see our Child Care Assistance Program page. 

Child Care Locator