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McLeod County Child Care Licensing operates as an agent of the Minnesota Department of Human Services, and is responsible for licensing Family Child Care homes in McLeod County. 

The family child care licensing process in McLeod County starts with the Child Care Orientation Class.  The classes are held the first Wednesday of every other month from 9:00 a.m. until noon.  The location will alternate between Hutchinson and Glencoe.  Please see schedule below.  All the initial paperwork is distributed at the orientation.  There is no fee to attend this class.

The 2018 Child Care Orientation schedule is:

  • February 7, 2018, at Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWIF), 15 3rd Ave NW, Hutchinson
  • April 4, 2018, at McLeod County North Complex, 2391 Hennepin Ave, Glencoe
  • June 6, 2018, at Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWIF), 15 3rd Ave NW, Hutchinson                                             (June 6 session is cancelled. Contact Amy Berry to schedule an individual orientation.)
  • August 1, 2018, at McLeod County North Complex, 2391 Hennepin Ave, Glencoe
  • October 3, 2018, at Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWIF), 15 3rd Ave NW, Hutchinson
  • December 5, 2018, at McLeod County North Complex, 2391 Hennepin Ave, Glencoe


To register for the Child Care Orientation Class, please contact:

Amy Berry
320-864-3144  (Glencoe)
320-484-4330  (Hutchinson)
800-247-1756  (Toll-Free)
Amy.Berry@co.mcleod.mn.us

The entire licensing process can take up to three months.  There is a $50.00 licensing fee due at the time the application is submitted.  Background checks, references, and a home inspection are required in order to complete the licensing process.  Laws regarding family child care provider regulations are defined in Minnesota Statute 245A and Minnesota Rule Chapter 9502. 

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