Family and Child Care Centers, Minnesota

This dataset is a collection of records that communicate the locations of child care, family child care and certified child care centers in Minnesota. It was created by downloading licensing information from the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS), geocoding the spreadsheet records and converting them to a spatial format.<br/><br/>The following license types are represented:<br/>Child Care Centers: Programs licensed to provide care to children for less than 24 hours a day in a commercial setting.<br/>Family Child Care: Programs licensed to provide care to children for less than 24 hours a day, typically in the provider’s home or a local space, including a church.<br/>Certified Child Care Center: Child care providers that are not required to be licensed, but are certified by DHS to be eligible to accept Child Care Assistance Program payments.<br/><br/>The approximately 10,000 records are combined into one layer, which can be queried to separate by license type. This version focuses on a smaller set of core attributes than can be found on DHS's Licensing Information Lookup Page; see that page for all the attributes:<br/><br/>Records represent licenses active as of the date shown in the Time Period of Content field. The official current status of licenses can be checked at the DHS licensing information lookup page.

Additional Info

Field Value
dsAccessConst None
dsCurrentRef Data was obtained on April 3, 2023, and processed in April 2023. MnGeo plans to update this information annually if possible.
dsModifiedDate 2023-04-28 23:59:59
dsOriginator Minnesota Department of Human Services
dsPeriodOfContent 4/3/2023
dsPurpose To provide state agencies and the general public with a basic overview of the locations of child care centers.
gdrsDsGuid {5eb49fa0-dd8a-4c73-bb25-b789e5d2f8a1}
spatial {"type":"Polygon","coordinates":[[[-97.23, 43.5],[-97.23, 49.37], [-89.53, 49.37], [-89.53, 43.5], [-97.23, 43.5]]]}

Dataset extent

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