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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

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                          Interested in becoming a daycare provider? Check out the Becoming a Provider page!  

  Stevens County Licensed Child Care Providers List 3-13-17   

PARENTS: Need a quick way to get the word out you are looking for daycare?

Join the Facebook group Stevens County Daycare where Stevens County
daycare providers can list their openings, parents can post their daycare needs, and individuals who would like to provide care for one unrelated family can post their availability. Posts about babysitting needs or availability are welcome too!


~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                              
  • 2016 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

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Stevens County Emergency Alert System Registration


Contact Information: 
Elisa Ettesvold, Licensor
Stevens County Human Services
400 Colorado Ave, Ste 104
Morris, MN 56267