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 License

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.

Guide to Becoming a Licensed Family Child Care Provider

Family Child Care Website

Family Child Care Variance Procedures