Child Care/Foster Care Licensing

Child Care Licensing

The child care licensor completes orientation, licensing and re-licensing of family child care and group family child care homes. 

If you have any questions or are interested in becoming a provider, please contact Brady Engelby, Child Care Licensor at 507.377.5511.

If you would like an updated list of child care providers in Albert Lea and the surrounding areas in Freeborn County, Freeborn County Licensed Child Care Homes 9.13.22 (PDF).

View Guide to Becoming A licensed Family Child Care Provider

DHS has created a series of orientation videos for your use. It is optional for people who are interested in applying for a family child care license and want an overview of licensing. It is highly encouraged that you watch these modules to help better understand the license process however.

You can view the modules through the News and Updates section of the Family Child Care Licensing webpage or by clicking on this link.

Foster Care Licensing

The foster care licensor completes orientation, licensing and re-licensing of family foster homes and adult foster homes.

If you have any questions or would like to become a Foster Parent, please contact Jean Hagenson, Foster Care Licensor at 507.377.5469