Family Child Care Licensing

Grant County Social Services is responsible to license and monitor family child care homes. Providers must be 18 years of age and a resident of Grant County County.  Information and Forms include:
  1. HOW DO I BECOME LICENSED?
  2. Training Required Before Licensing
  3. Training Information and Resources
  4. Re-Licensing

FAMILY CHILD CARE                                   

Thank you for your interest in Family Child Care Licensing. 

Please start by reading and/or printing our New Applicant Letter HERE. As well as review the Guide to Becoming a Licensed Family Child Care Provider

After reading our New Applicant Letter, and Guide you will need to download the following documents:

  1. Family Systems Licensing Application *needs to be NOTARIZE ( $ 50.00 fee enclosed)*
  2. Background Study Forms *Required for all persons in the household over the age 13 and all substitute care provider
  3. Return Above Documents (1. Family Systems Licensing forms and  2. Background study form to Social Services.)                   *You will receive a phone call from the Licensor after these forms are turned in.
  4. Drug & Alcohol Policy
  5. Privacy rights (signed/dated)
  6. Physicians Statement
  7. Fire Marshal request Form ($50/money order or Certified check to State fire Marshal)
  8. Family Child Care Licensing Requirements
  9. Floor Escape Plan
  10. Turn in a copy of animal vaccinations
  11. Policy & Procedure Complete
  12. Child Admission forms packet completed
  13. MN Family Disaster/Emergency Plan    (Fillable Form- Not available for all browsers) Addendum Emergency Plan
  14. Water Test
  15. Workman’s Comp Form 
  16. Mandated Reporter Policy
  17. COVID-19 Preparedness Plan 

Below are the Rules and Statutes that are pertinent to each of the above categories. We suggest that you visit the State of Minnesota Revisor's website using the link at the right to review and/or print each section applicable to your program license.

Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 245A (Human Services Licensing Act)

Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 245C (Human Services Background Studies Act)

Minnesota Rules, parts 9502.0300 to 9502.0445 (Rule 2)