Register for Child Care Assistance

Provider must register with Blue Earth County by completing a provider registration packet before being able to bill the County for child care assistance. 


Daycare Centers and Licensed Providers


Daycare centers and licensed family homes complete and return:
  • W-9
  • Provider Acknowledgement 
  • Direct Deposit form (if you wish to have your payments direct deposited) 
  • Electronic billing request form (complete if you wish to bill electronically) 
  • A copy of current policies

Legal Non-Licensed Providers


Legal non-licensed providers complete and return: 
  • W-9
  • Provider Acknowledgement
  • Direct Deposit form (if you wish to have your payments direct deposited) 
  • Electronic billing request form (complete if you wish to bill electronically) 
  • A copy of current policies (if applicable) 
  • Copy of your current driver's license
  • First aid and CPR training verification
  • Background study date collection form (one for each household member age 13 and over)
  • Abusive Head Trauma training verification (if applicable) 
  • SUIDS training verification (if applicable) 
  • Supervising for Safety for Legal Non-Licensed training verification (if applicable) 
Legal non-licensed providers can only provide care in the provider's home. The Child Care Assistance Program cannot make child care payments to someone who resides in the same home as the child. Payments cannot be made for child care that is provided in the child's home unless approved by the Child Care Assistance program. 

Rates


For both licenses and non-licensed providers, the County can only pay up to the maximum rates. This rate is set by the State of Minnesota. If the provider's rates are higher than the County's maximum rate, the parent pays the difference. 

If the parent is eligible for child care and the provider is registered and approved, then the County will send a Service Authorization to both the provider and the client. Billing forms will also be sent to the provider. The provider then submits the billing forms for payment.