Traverse County is responsible to license and monitor family/group family/specialized child care homes.

The licensing process includes signing an application form, a criminal background study, letters from references, a fire and safety check of the home and discussion of the State licensing guidelines and standards. A person must be 18 years of age and residing in Traverse County.  A variety of training requirements are also mandatory.  Normally the licensing process can take from three to six months to complete.  Please contact the agency for more information at (320) 422-7777.

Licensed Child Care Providers: Licensed Child Care Providers 1021   

Department of Human Services Website: https://www.dhs.state.mn.us

Forms:

Department of Human Services Forms for Providers and Parents: https://mn.gov/dhs/partners-and-providers/licensing/help-for-providers-by-license-types/child-care-and-early-education/family/

Accident Form: DHS 7774 Serious Injury Reporting Form

Release for PhotosRelease for providers for photos,etc

Age Ratios: Age Definitions

Traverse County Policies & Guidelines:

Fence Policy: Fence Policy

Pool Policy: Pool Policy

     MN DHS Pool Forms: https://mn.gov/dhs/partners-and-providers/licensing/child-care-and-early-education/family/

Trampoline Consent: Trampoline Use Permission 521

Variance Guidelines:  Variance Policy 2021

Variance Forms to be Completed:

Variance Request Family Child Care

FCC Weekly Attendance Schedule

Variance Request Notice for Parents

Minnesota Rules & Statutes & State Fire Marshal Requirements:

MN Rules 9502 (Licensing): MN Rule 9502

MN Statutes Chapter 245A (Licensing): https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/cite/245A

MN Statutes Chapter 245C (Background Studies): https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/cite/245C

MN Statutes Chapter 299F.51 (Carbon Monoxide): https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/cite/299F.51

MN State Fire Marshal Carbon Monoxide Alarms: https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/sfm/fire-code/Pages/fire-code-information-sheets.aspx

MN State Fire Marshal Child Care (Day Care) Information:  https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/sfm/fire-code/Pages/fire-code-information-sheets.aspx and https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/sfm/programs-services/inspections/Pages/day-care-foster-care-inspection.aspx