Child Care Licensing
Minnesota Department of Health:
- Email address for provider questions: Health.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Email address for general questions: Health.school.COVID19@state.mn.us
- Effective mid-March 2022 the Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Decision Tree for People in Schools, Youth, and Child Care Programs has retired. Please use these guides providing best practice recommendations for isolation and quarantine in alignment with CDC guidance.
The Scott County Child Care Licensing Unit is here to serve as your resource for learning how to locate licensed child care providers or how to become a licensed child care provider.
We strive to ensure that children are cared for in quality, safe, nurturing and culturally responsive settings and, to help parents find a licensed provider to entrust the care of their children.
- Answer questions regarding licensed child care
- Provide public information when you are looking for child care provider; including years of experience, type of license, etc.
- Hold regular free orientation sessions to anyone interested in becoming licensed
- Provide information regarding required training courses and offer select training courses
- Provide ongoing mentoring to the providers
- Conduct annual home visits
- Investigate licensing complaints
- Conduct annual background studies on the providers, household members, and/or anyone helping, substituting or assisting with the child care program
For more information or to speak with someone in Child Care Licensing, please call 952-445-7751 and ask to speak with a child care licensing coverage worker.