Finding a child care provider

Human services


The Minnesota Department of Human Services maintains a searchable database of licensed providers. You can access this database by clicking here.  Look under “Family Child Care” in the “License Type” area for your city or county if you are searching for in-home day care.  If you are searching for a child care center look under “Child Care Center” in the “License Type” area. 

Parent aware


Access the Parent Aware website and provider database by clicking here. This site provides ratings for providers who participate in the Parent Aware rating program as well as a list of providers not participating in the rating program.