Licensing Family Day Care Homes

Carlton County Public Health and Human Services offers assistance to Carlton County residents wishing to become licensed to provide child care in their home. Minnesota law requires persons to be licensed if providing care for children from more than one family unrelated to the provider. Licensing includes home inspections, a criminal background study, and the discussion of State licensing guidelines and standards. Providers are required to have ongoing training including Infant/Child CPR and First Aid.

For more details on licensing of family day care homes in the State of Minnesota visit the Minnesota Department of Human Services website at or download the following document produced by the Minnesota Department of Humans Services.

Family and Group Family Child Care – General Licensing Information (PDF)

For training opportunities you can search courses provided at DevelopToolMN. You will need to register for an account in order to sign up for training.  

Family Child Care Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID)/Abusive Head Trauma (AHT) training - MN DHS

If you are looking for information on Child Care in the Carlton County Area please use the Child Care Aware of Minnesota. Their phone number is 1-888-291-9811 or visit their website.

Child Care Aware of MN helps families find child care and understand their care options, supports child care providers through grants and education and informs the community on the importance of child care.

Carlton County Public Health & Human Services Family Child Care Variance Policy