Child Care Licensing


Polk County Social Services is responsible to license and monitor family child care homes in Polk County.


Staff complete orientation, licensing and re-licensing of family child care and group family child care homes. They also assist in the training of child care providers.

Applying for a License

Potential applicants should review the Guide to Becoming a licensed Family Child Care Provider for information on the licensing process. If you are interested in applying for a family child care license or would like someone to discuss the child care program with you, please call 218-281-3127 and ask for the family child care licensing worker.

Family Child Care Website