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See 8 important questions and answers for daycare providers, from field trips to licenses, pets and more. FAQs
The Ramsey County Child Care Providers Fall Newsletter features: Cribs, Safe Sleep, Fall Weather Activities, Licensing Staff Update, and a Fall Snack Fall Newsletter (MS Word) | Fall Newsletter (pdf)
DHS has issued new forms for Swaddling, Sleep Position, Insurance and Admission arrangements - See DHS Forms.
Health and Safety
Important Notice: Fees to recover background study costs (up to $100) AND licensing ($100 - 200) must be paid 15 days prior to the end of your current license date. If the fee isn't received on time, the licensing worker WILL NOT SUBMIT LICENSING RECOMMENDATION TO DHS. The license will be closed. Learn more about re-licensing fees
License Report Memos
June 2012 DHS Memo Variance for child age distribution; swimming and wading pools; children's mental health training; crib and yard tent recalls; and sanctions for infant sleep violations
2012 HS Legis Fam Lic Summary.pdf Legislative summary 2012, for licensed family programs
Minnesota Child Care Assistance Program
This program helps to pay childcare costs for low-income working families. Families currently receiving MFIP services who wish to apply for Child Care Assistance should call the Ramsey County Child Care Unit at 651-266-4019.
- Financial Assistance Families who don't receive government financial assistance can contact Think Small to apply for child care assistance.
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