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 obtaining licensing information from the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS), and converting those geocoded records 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 2020 version also focuses on a smaller set of core attributes than were included in the 2018 version; attributes that are no longer included can be found on DHS's Licensing Information Lookup Page:<br/><br/>Records represent licenses active as of December 30, 2020. Official license statuses can be checked at the DHS licensing information lookup page.

Additional Info

Field Value
dsAccessConst None
dsCurrentRef Data was obtained on December 30, 2020, and processed in February 2021. MnGeo plans to update this information annually if possible.
dsModifiedDate 2021-04-01 00:02:36
dsOriginator Minnesota Department of Human Services
dsPeriodOfContent 12/30/2020
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]]]}

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