Child Care Licensing

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You can find testing locations across the state on the MN COVID Response site. As a reminder, COVID-19 testing is covered without cost-sharing, including for those who are uninsured.

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The Scott County Child Care Licensing Unit is here to serve as your resource for learning how to locate licensed child care providers or how to become a licensed child care provider. 

We strive to ensure that children are cared for in quality, safe, nurturing and culturally responsive settings and, to help parents find a licensed provider to entrust the care of their children.


  • 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

Contact Us

For more information or to speak with someone in Child Care Licensing, please call 952-445-7751 and ask to speak with a child care licensing coverage worker.