Have you ever thought about caring for children as a profession? There are resources out there to help you get started!


  • The Southwest Minnesota Opportunity Council can assist you in getting grants and other financial incentives for starting or expanding your business, can help with the licensing process, and can help find training that fits your needs and meets your goals.
  • The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has published a free manual on how to start a family child care business. Call 651-259-7476 to request a hard copy or CD, or view/download the PDF.