For residents interested in learning how to become a licensed childcare provider in Blue Earth County, the first step is to attend an in-person orientation meeting. In this meeting you will learn more about what it means to be a licensed childcare provided and the application process. Orientation meetings are done by licensing staff, and the meeting is REQUIRED as part of the application process.
Orientation meetings are held four times a year (January, April, July & October) in the first-floor conference room of the Blue Earth County Government Center - Door A, 410 South Fifth Street, Mankato, Minnesota. Attendance for the entire meeting is required and childcare is NOT provided. Please call 507-304-4273 to reserve a spot. No walk-ins will be allowed.
In addition to attending Blue Earth County's required orientation, applicants may choose to watch the on-line Minnesota Department of Human Services orientation modules. They can be accessed below: Orientation and application information.