Children and Families

Child Care

Licensed Child Care and Day Care Providers
Polk County Social Services provides information on licensed child care providers in Polk County, MN.
Agency: Polk County Social Services
Contact: 218.281.3127

Parent Aware
The new Parent Aware website allows families to find quality child care and early education programs in Minnesota using practices that best prepare kids for kindergarten.
Agency: Parent Aware
Contact: 1.888.291.9811

Child Care Aware
Our statewide system of agencies has served over 60,000 parents looking for child care and more than 100,000 child care professionals seeking education and professional development for their child care business.
Agency: Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc.
Contact: 1.800.543.7382

Child Care Licensing
Polk County Social Services is responsible to license and monitor family child care homes in Polk County, MN. Staff complete orientation, licensing and re-licensing of family child care and group family child care homes. They also assist in the training of child care providers. If you are interested in applying for a family child care license or would like someone to discuss the child care program with you, please ask for the family child care licensing worker.
Agency: Polk County Social Services
Contact: 218.281.3127