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Families Serious Injuries, Deaths, and Maltreatment in Child Care

Serious Injuries, Deaths, and Maltreatment in Child Care

The federal government requires states to make this information available each year.

In 2023, there were 1,785 licensed child care centers located throughout the state of Minnesota. These licensed centers had the capacity to serve 149,612 children. For more information, visit Health and Safety in Licensed & Certified Child Care Programs or the Minnesota Department of Human Services’ webpage.

In 2023, there were 6,026 licensed family child care programs located in Minnesota. These licensed family child care programs had the capacity to serve 71,184 children. For more information, visit Health and Safety in Licensed and Certified Child Care Programs or the Minnesota Department of Human Services’ webpage.

In 2023, there were 556 license-exempt child care centers that participated in CCAP located in Minnesota. For more information, visit Health and Safety in Licensed and Certified Child Care Programs or the Minnesota Department of Human Services’ webpage.

License-exempt child care centers must become certified to serve families receiving child care assistance. DHS certifies and monitors certified license-exempt programs (often called certified centers).

In 2023, there were 152 legal nonlicensed providers who participated in CCAP in Minnesota. For more information, visit Types of Care and Education.