What else do I need to know?
Licensed family child care providers can expect unscheduled visits from Chisago County as part of their license requirements. Some providers are surprised that licensing visits are not always scheduled ahead of time.

The county recognizes that providers may feel inconvenienced. Staff understands these concerns and does not expect activities with children to stop because of the visit. Staff recognizes that caring for children is the provider's primary responsibility. The purpose of the visit is to monitor the success of licensed family child care.

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1. Who must be licensed?
2. Is there a fee for licensing?
3. Are there any other fees?
4. How do I get a license?
5. Will child care licensing staff continue to help me once I am licensed?
6. What else do I need to know?
7. How long does the licensing process take?
8. How many children can I care for at 1 time?