• Answer questions regarding licensed child care
  • Provide public information when you are looking for child care provider; including years of experience, type of license, etc.
  • Hold regular free orientation sessions to anyone interested in becoming licensed
  • Provide information regarding required training courses and offer select training courses
  • Provide ongoing mentoring to the providers
  • Conduct annual home visits
  • Investigate licensing complaints
  • Conduct annual background studies on the providers, household members, and/or anyone helping, substituting or assisting with the child care program

About Day Cares

 Family day care is a rewarding and challenging profession. A licensed day care program is a small business in our community and provides an important and critical service. The way providers care for children and guide their growth will be a part of shaping their future.

 Le Sueur County is delegated by the Minnesota Department of Human Services to license providers of child care in a setting other than a child care center. Typically, the sites of most licensed programs are in the home of the provider, however, certain commercial spaces are permitted.

Licensing Information

 Under state law, the following day care situations are excluded from licensure:

  • Day care is provided by a relative to related children, only 
  • Day care is provided to children from a single, unrelated family for any length of time 
  • Day care is provided for a cumulative total of less than 30 days in any 12 month period 

If you are unsure if you need to be licensed, please contact Licensing Services staff.

Contact Us

For more information or to speak with someone in Child Care Licensing, please call 507-357-8288 and ask to speak with a child care licensing coverage worker.