Family child care orientation
The following modules provide an overview of the DHS licensing process for family child care providers in Minnesota. The modules were designed to be viewed in chronological order but it is not required.
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Module 1 – Introduction
This orientation is designed to give you more information about what it means to have a licensed family child care program and an overview of family child care licensing requirements in the state of Minnesota.
Length: 7:05 | Transcript
Module 2 – Home Environment
In this module, you will learn about licensing requirements for the inside and outside of your home as well as fire safety.
Length: 9:47 | Transcript
Module 3 – Infant Safe Sleep
In this module, you will learn more about caring for infants, including requirements for safe sleep.
Length: 6:20 | Transcript
Module 4 – Health and Safety
In this module, you will learn more about caring for ill children, giving medication, and food, nutrition and water requirements.
Length: 12:35 | Transcript
Module 5 – Supervising and Caring for Children
In this module, you will learn about the requirements for supervising and caring for children.
Length: 12:44 | Transcript
Module 6 – Capacity and Ratios
In this module, you will learn more about requirements for capacity and ratios.
Length: 3:28 | Transcript
Module 7 – Preparing for Emergencies
In this module, you will learn about preparing for emergencies.
Length: 6:01 | Transcript
Module 8 – Training Requirements for Providers
In this module, you will learn about what training you need to take before becoming licensed and after you are licensed.
Length: 2:16 | Transcript
Module 9 – Requirements for Substitutes and Other Caregivers
In this module, you will learn about the requirements for substitutes and other caregivers, should you choose to use them in your program.
Length: 7:33 | Transcript
Module 10 – The Initial Licensing Process
In this module, you will learn about Minnesota's family child care licensing system.
Length: 21:15 | Transcript
Module 11 – You’re Licensed: Now What?
This module will give you a brief overview of what you can expect after you are licensed.
Length: 13:00 | Transcript