Scott County Child Care Informational and Orientation Meetings 

Licensing Process

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Scott County licensed family child care provider.  
Scott County Child Care Licensing Unit is responsible for licensing and monitoring family child care homes within the county. Child Care Centers located within the Scott County are licensed directly by the State of Minnesota. If you have any questions regarding Child Care Centers, please call the State of Minnesota at 651-431-6500

Please review the following requirements and steps to move forward with your goal to be an in-home child care provider.
  • You must be a Scott County resident.
  • You must attend an initial informational meeting. 
  • Complete the application packet you receive at the initial informational meeting.
  • Complete the child care orientation.
  • Provide additional paperwork as needed.

Initial Informational Meeting

The initial informational meeting is required to start the licensing process.  During this time, you will be given information to help you decide if being a child care provider is the right business for you. Please plan to arrive  at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the meeting. You will need to sign in and pick up the application packet and other handouts. (Applications are not mailed out). If you are not on time you will be asked to attend another meeting. It is important that you are present for the entire meeting. 

To register for the initial informational meeting, call 952 445-7751.  The meeting location will be provided when you register.
Please note: Meetings will be cancelled if less than five people have registered. Participants will be notified of any cancellations and be offered other times to attend.

Initial Informational Meeting Dates for 2020

  • Wednesday, January 8  1:00pm -3:30pm
  • Wednesday, February 5 1:00pm -3:30pm
  • Wednesday, March 4  1:00pm -3:30pm
  • Wednesday, April 8  1:00pm -3:30pm
  • Wednesday, May 6  1:00pm -3:30pm
  • Wednesday, June 10 1:00pm-3:30pm
  • Wednesday, July 8 1:00pm -3:30pm
  • Wednesday, August 5 1:00pm -3:30pm
  • Wednesday, September 9  1:00pm -3:30pm
  • Wednesday, October 7  1:00pm -3:30pm
  • Wednesday, November 4  1:00pm -3:30pm
  • Wednesday, December 2  1:00pm -3:30pm