Family Child Care

Family Child Care Licensing

The State of Minnesota requires persons caring for more than one unrelated family to have a license. Minimum standards have been set and are defined in MN Rules Chapter 9502. This rule regulates child care providers in a setting other than a child care center, usually the provider's residence, for fewer than 24 hours per day.

The Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) has delegated the licensing of family child care to counties. Isanti County Family Services is the authorized representative of DHS for providers who live in Isanti County. Isanti County Family Services processes applications, monitors compliance with rules and statutes, makes recommendations to DHS, and enforces DHS decisions. DHS will issue a license once all licensing requirements are met.

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