Licensing New Providers

For residents interested in learning how to become a licensed child care provider in Blue Earth County, the first step is to attend an orientation meeting. In this meeting you will learn more about what it means to be a licensed child care provider and the application process. Orientation meetings are fun by licensing staff, and the meeting is required as part of the application process. 

2020 Orientation Meeting Schedule



 Location: Blue Earth County Historic Courthouse, 204 S 5th Street, Mankato, MN 56001
Date Room Time
Tuesda, January 21 3rd Floor Conference Room, Historic Courthouse 9am - 1pm
Tuesday, April 21 3rd Floor Conference Room, Historic Courthouse 9am - 1pm
Tuesday, July 21 3rd Floor Conference Room, Historic Courthouse 9am - 1pm
Tuesday, October 20 3rd Floor Conference Room, Historic Courthouse 9am - 1pm
Please arrive on time and plan to attend the full four-hour class. 

Interpreter Services


If you need an interpreter for the informational sessions, you can call (507) 304-4273. 

More Information


Get more information on family child care licensing from the Minnesota Department of Human Services