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Family Child Care Orientation

McLeod County Family Child Care Licensing operates as an agent of the Minnesota Department of Human Services, and is responsible for licensing Family Child Care homes in McLeod County. 

The family child care licensing process in McLeod County starts with the Family Child Care Orientation.  There are no group orientation classes scheduled currently.  If you are interested in potentially being licensed to provide family child care, please contact Amy Berry to set up an individual orientation time.  All the initial paperwork is distributed at the orientation.  There is no fee to attend the orientation.

Amy Berry
320-864-3144  (Glencoe)
320-484-4330  (Hutchinson)
800-247-1756  (Toll-Free)
Amy.Berry@co.mcleod.mn.us

The entire licensing process can take up to three months or longer.  There is a $50.00 licensing fee due at the time the application is submitted.  Background studies, references, and home inspections are required in order to complete the licensing process.  Laws regarding family child care provider regulations are defined in Minnesota Statute 245A and Minnesota Rule Chapter 9502. 

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Child Care Rules & Regulations4 documents

  • MN Rule 9502
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  • MN Statute 245.A
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  • Resource Guide For Mandated Reporters
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  • Maltreatment of Minors - Mandated Reporting Policy for Family Child Care
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Family Child Care Provider Forms - MN Department of Human Services Forms1 document

  • Family Child Care Provider Forms
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Other Licensing Forms9 documents

  • Accident/Incident Report Form
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  • Bleach Alternative
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  • Permission to Administer Medicine Form
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  • Training Documentation
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  • Weather Watch Chart
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  • Variance Policy
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  • Variance Request Form
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  • Variance Request - Weekly Attendance Schedule
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  • Variance Request - Notice for Parents
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