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12,000 hours: the Enormity of Child Care

"A child who spends 9 to 10 hours a day, 5 days a week, 48-50 weeks of the year in child care will by school entry have spent more hours in care than they will spend in all of elementary and high school combined." Source unknown

Contact Information:
Interested in becoming a daycare provider? Check out the Becoming a Provider page! 
Elisa Ettesvold, Licensor    
Stevens County Human Services
400 Colorado Ave, Ste 104 ALERT: Kidde Nighthawk Combination Smoke/CO alarms recalled due to alarm failure
Morris, MN 56267

  Stevens County Licensed Child Care Providers List 10-17-16   

(320) 208-6600

  New!: A Facebook group for daycare providers to list their openings in Stevens County or parents to list their need for daycare:

                                         Facebook Group: Stevens County Daycare


~MN Child Care Rules & Regulations~     

  • Rule 9502 – DHS Licensing Rules for Child Care 
  • 245A Statute – Statute of Human Service Licensing
  • 245C Statue - Statute of Human Services Background Studies
  • MN Fire Code – Minnesota Fire Code for Child Care                              
  • 2015 245A Statute - Specific to Child Care only     

~Age Group Definitions~  

  • Newborn- less than 6 weeks old
  • Infant- at least 6 weeks old but less than 12 months old
  • Toddler- at least 12 months old but less than 24 months old
  • Preschooler- at least 24 months old up to school age                      
  • School age- at least 5 years of age but is younger than 11 years of age
   Stevens County 
Emergency Preparedness Information

Stevens County Emergency Preparedness Pamphlet

Stevens County Emergency Alert System Registration