The Anoka County Family Child Care Licensing Unit is responsible for licensing and monitoring family child care homes within the county. Child Care Centers located within the county are licensed directly by the State of Minnesota. If you have any questions regarding Child Care Centers call the State of Minnesota at 651-431-6500.
The online orientation is for Anoka County residents only. If you live in another county, please contact that county to find out how to become licensed.
Any licensed provider who has closed or will be closing their license, must start the entire licensing process over, regardless of how long ago the license was closed if they want to reopen. The same requirements apply to any currently licensed provider in another county who is transferring into Anoka County.
All orientations are online unless you require an interpreter. The online orientation overview can be accessed via the link below. If you need assistance completing the forms, please refer to the tutorials provided online. A link will be provided after you have completed step 2 "Application Process"
Orientations steps are as follows:
Step 1- Watch the Orientation Overview Video. At the end of the video you will be asked to click Submit. We will then email you the next step in the process. Video is best viewed on a laptop or desktop--not compatible for cellphones or tablets.
Step 2 - At the end of the Orientation Overview video you will given a link to the Application Process video (Packet 1 will be emailed to you along with a link to the Application Process video)
Anoka County requires that applicants view both the Orientation and Application Process videos prior to submitting an application for licensed family child care.