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.
Blue Earth County has approximately 170 licensed day care programs, with a capacity to serve 2,000 children. The 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.