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Child Care Assistance
Choosing a Child Care Provider
If you are a parent choosing a child care provider, here are some helpful tips to remember.
  • Ask the provider for references
  • Carefully interview with a provider 
  • Contact the county licensor to find out if any complaints have been filed

The provider you choose should fit your child's needs and your beliefs. It is important to discuss all of their policies so you fully understand them, although it may not be possible to agree with all of the provider's policies.

Looking for Child Care
For the most complete information, call Child Care Aware at (888) 291-9811.  Or visit www.childcareawaremn.org. A list of licensed family homes in Crow Wing County is available through the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

Unlicensed Child Care
The child care rule regulating day care states a person may provide unlicensed child care if: