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Family Child Care

Family Child Care

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, or at 218-541-5222.


MN Statutes and Rules that govern family child care in Minnesota are below:
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 (Rule 2)

Child Care Assistance Program Agency

The MN DHS Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) provides financial assistance for families with low incomes to pay for child care in order for parents to pursue employment or education leading to employment.  Douglas County Social Services functions as the CCAP agency for DHS and administers the CCAP program for both Family Child Care Providers and individuals wanting to apply for CCAP financial assistance.  For information on CCAP please contact Douglas County Social Services at 320-762-2302,