Licensed Childcare Providers / Centers

Rice County Social Workers provide orientation, training, licensing, and relicensing of family daycare and group family day care providers.

View Faribault Licensed Childcare Providers (PDF) (including the cities of Kenyon, Montgomery, Morristown, Waterville)

View Northfield Licensed Childcare Providers (PDF) (including the cities of Dundas, Lonsdale, Nerstrand, Veseli, Webster)

Persons may be eligible for childcare funding if their income is at or below 75% of the State's median income and they are in need of childcare services in order to secure employment, retain employment, or to obtain training or education necessary to secure employment.

If you need assistance finding childcare, please contact Child Care Email

Home Childcare Licensing in Rice County

Childcare services are especially needed for the care of children under 2 years old, part-time care, evening and weekend care. Nearly 80% of mothers with children under school age are working outside the home.

Childcare Rules & Regulations

View the Licensing of Family Child Care, Rule 2: .
View the Human Services Licensing Act.
View the Rice County Family Child Care Variance Policy

Getting Licensed

Forms and other documents required for Family Child Care, along with instructions for each form, can be found on the DHS Licensed Family Child Care website.