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Family Child Care


Child Care Licensing

Douglas County partners with Sourcewell for all family child care licensing services. Find licensing information and forms on the Sourcewell website. Are you interested in becoming licensed? Learn more and start the process by contacting a regional licensing specialist at licensing@sourcewell-mn.gov.

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. 

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