There are many types of child care services including child care centers, family child care and nanny services. Anoka County is involved with licensing family child care homes. The information on this website relates to Anoka County licensed family child care only. Parents who use licensed family child care entrust their children to a care provider for many hours each day. It is important for licensed providers to supply a caring, safe environment for these children.
A child care license is not a guarantee of quality child care, but it does help protect the health and safety of children, since it requires providers to maintain certain minimum standards of care. Parents can use checklist of items (PDF) when selecting a licensed family child care provider.
Use the Child Care Locator to find a licensed child care provider in the neighborhood that's convenient for you.
To locate licensed child care anywhere in the state of Minnesota, use the free online search tool through Parent Aware or call 888-291-9811.