Child Care Consultation Program

/Child Care Consultation Program
Child Care Consultation Program

Join Families First of Minnesota for a cohort in the Child Care Consultation Program. If you are in the process of becoming licensed, newly licensed, or expanding your family child care business and are located in one of the counties listed below, this program is for you!

The Child Care Consultation Program is currently available in the following counties: Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, and Winona.

Participants are connected with a Child Care Consultant who offers technical assistance, connections to local resources, individualized one-on-one coaching, and incentive dollars to help with family child care startup. Participants network with other providers in their community, acquire tips on running a successful small business and learn how to prepare a quality learning environment for our community’s youngest learners.

For more information, or to join the next cohort of the Child Care Consultation Program, contact Shannon at 507.287.2020 ext, 1501 or


“I’m so thankful for this program. It is really well thought out and organized. The required tasks are simple and not terribly time consuming. The grant money at the end was so helpful in purchasing some larger, more expensive toys for my child care than I would have been willing to spend out of my own pocket. Now I have new toys and safety equipment, lots of great ideas and some incredible resources to start out my new child care! Thank you so much.”

-Participant of the first cohort of the Child Care Consultation Program

“These meetings were so helpful at building confidence as a provider and I really feel as I am starting out on the right foot! Shannon is an amazing mentor”


“The licensing process is overwhelming, and this program took a lot of the fear out. Shannon, others in the class at different stages, etc.- it was a real wealth of knowledge.”


“So educational and very helpful for a beginner that was very overwhelmed with the whole process. Was great to go through the process with others and help each other out!”