Become a Licensed Child Care Provider

Thank you for your interest in becoming a licensed child care provider. This page contains the information and resources necessary for you to begin the licensing process. Please note that this is information for individuals interested in licensing to provide family child care. Individuals interested in opening a child care center should contact the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) at: 651-431-6500

  1. info about child care licensing
  2. Childcare Orientation
  3. licensing application paperwork
  4. Helpful Resources