Hennepin County License Types

Distribution Restrictions for License Type:   

Before going into the description of each different license type first you will need to know of the age categories for each child. The license holder's children under age 11 must be counted in the total number of children on the license.  These age categories are determined by Hennepin County.

 
Newborn Infant Toddler Preschool Schoolage
Birth through six weeks seven weeks through 11 months 12 months through 23 months

Specialized Infant/Toddler care considers a toddler to be 12 to 30 months 

24 to 4 months before kindergarten Kindergarten through primary grades
     

A. Family Day Care: 

Type Licensed Capacity Adults Total Children Under School Age Total Infants
and Toddlers
(A) 10 1 6 Of the total children under school age, a combined total of no more than 3 shall be infants and toddlers. Of this total, no more than 2 shall be infants.

B. Specialized Infant and Toddler Family Day Care

Type Licensed Capacity Adults Total Children Under School Age Total Infants
and Toddlers
(B1) 5 1 3 No more than three shall be infants. No preschoolers
(B2) 6 1 4 No more than two shall be infants. No preschoolers

C. Group Family Day Care

Type Licensed
Capacity
Adults Total Children
Under School Age
Total Infants and Toddlers
(1) 10 1 8 Of the total children under school age, no more than 3 shall be infants and toddlers. Of this total, no more than 2 shall be infants.
(2) 12 1 10 Of the total children under school age, no more than 2 shall be infants and toddlers. Of this total, no more than 1 shall be an infant.
(3) 14 2 or 1 
adult with one helper
10 Of the total children under school age, a combined total of no more than 4 shall be infants and toddlers. Of this total, no more than 3 shall be infants.

D. Specialized Infant and Toddler Group Family Day Care

Type Licensed Capacity Adults Total Children
Under School Age
Total Infants and Toddlers
(D1) 9 2 7 Of the total children, no more than 4 shall be infants. Both caregivers must be adults. No preschoolers.