Thank you for your interest in becoming a licensed family child care provider. As a licensed provider you will be a business owner who is providing a valuable service to families in your community, providing for the well-being of children and contributing to their early childhood skill development.
The following documents will provide useful information about the child care licensing process
An important step in becoming a licensed family child care provider is to attend a family child care information/orientation meeting. Orientation sessions are scheduled for the second Thursday in January, March, May, July, September and November from 9 am-12 pm. Orientation sessions will be held at one of the MNPrairie office locations (Mantorville, Owatonna or Waseca).
Pre-registration is required to attend a family child care information & orientation session. To register, contact MNPrairie at 507-431-5600 and ask to speak to a Family Child Care licensor.