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Child Care Licensing

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

Potential Child Care Providers

The Scott County Child Care Licensing Unit currently oversees more than 400 licensed family child care providers. Although each providers decision to become licensed is different, there are many benefits of being a family child care provider. For instance, as a business owner you can set your own hours, be home to raise your children, you can use your teaching skills to help children learn and grow, all while making a difference in your community. Below are a few helpful links to get you started.

Parent Information

If you are a parent and you are seeking more information on:

Current Child Care Providers

Please refer to these pages to help you gain information you will need while licensed as a family child care provider in Scott County.

Contact us

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