How Do I?
Click to Home

Go To Search
Child Care Licensing
Child Care Licensing
Child care is an important service to working parents in the community. Washington County Community Services licenses family child care providers who provide care in their home setting.

Licensed providers must meet state requirements in order to provide healthy, safe, positive care for children during the hours that their parents are not able to provide care. Licensing ensures that providers have passed a fire inspection and criminal record check. Licensed providers are also required to attend child care-related training annually.

Licensing staff inspect homes annually and offer ongoing support and educational services upon request.  Highest demand is for infant care and for nontraditional hour care.

More Information
If you are interested in more information about the licensing process, call 651-430-6455. If you are seeking a list of child care providers, please contact Think Small online or by telephone 1-888-291-9811.

For local consultation for child care professionals, please call Child Care Aware Coordinator, Anoka County Community Action Program at 651-788-0425.

Licensing Process Information

List of Child Care Providers

Child Care Professionals Consultation

Child Care Aware/Parent Aware