In-Home Daycare and Group Home Child Care in Dakota County

For busy parents, choosing the right type of family childcare can be challenging. More and more parents are finding that they prefer the intimate setting and personal touches of Dakota County home daycare or group home daycare to traditional preschools or daycare centers. If you’re interested in learning more about home childcare in Dakota County, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve done the initial leg work for you by collecting basic information of 539 Dakota County home and group home daycares into a single location. If you need extra assistance with selecting the right child care provider for your family, simply contact the local referral agency listed on the right!

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Top 30 Home-based Providers in Dakota County

The Playful Learning Academy

The Playful Learning Academy

Eagan, MN 55122 | (612) 770-4831

The Playful Learning Academy is a licensed home based child care in Eagan, MN, owned and operated by Sarah Price. Sarah is a MN licensed teacher with 15 years experience in Preschool and Elementary education. Sarah is also certified in CPR and First-Aid.

Broekema Laura Beth

Broekema Laura Beth

Eagan, MN 55123 | (651) 334-0260

About Laura's Little Einstein's: * I operate on a District 196 teachers schedule. Making it perfect for teachers kids and other district employees. *On the federal food program, serving well rounded nutritional meals each day. I put extra ...

Good To Grow Childcare

Good To Grow Childcare

Farmington, MN 55024 | (612) 978-0802

Hello! Thank you for considering Good To Grow Childcare! We are a small in home care in Farmington , MN. We offer a safe and nurturing environment for your child. Including daily learning activities, music and arts, free and fun play as well. We are members of ...

In HIS Hand Child Care

In HIS Hand Child Care

Rosemount, MN 55068 | (612) 865-1916

I provide a nurturing, fun, and educational place for your child while you are at work.  I use a Christian Preschool curriculum, which uses bible stories as a foundation. I  teach social and educational concepts to your child through hands-on activities ...


Mimi's International Daycare

Mimi's International Daycare

Apple Valley, MN 55124 | (651) 242-8566

Welcome to/ Bienvenue à/ Willkommen auf/ Bienvenidos a     Mimi's International Daycare(Les Petites Etoiles)   I believe that all children are special and unique.  It is my goal to provide children with a safe environment that nurtures ...

Play to Learn Child Care

Play to Learn Child Care

Lakeville, MN 55044 | (612) 470-7865

Play to Learn Child Care is a licensed in-home program with 2 fully qualified providers. Aside from 10+ years of child care experience, both providers have their Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education.

Play to Learn Home Daycare

Play to Learn Home Daycare

Burnsville, MN 55337 | (612) 423-3956

Come play! Lindsay Bonnema is a licensed teacher of 7 years who has shifted her focus to early childhood development as she watches her own kids grow. Play to Learn Home Daycare provides a safe and adventurous space perfect for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. ...

Rosemount Family Childcare

Rosemount Family Childcare

Rosemount, MN 55068 | (651) 347-1655

We provide: Loving, nurturing and safe in-home environment set up for daily learning and exploring Convenient hours - Monday - Friday 7:30a - 5:30p Big back yard with Step 2 play cottage Licensed and trained child care providers Scheduled and organized playful ...

Thompson Kristy Kay & Dau Connie Lynn

Thompson Kristy Kay & Dau Connie Lynn

Farmington, MN 55024 | (651) 333-9397

Almost Home Christian Childcare A safe fun place to play and grow and learn and create and explore all the wonders of this great world God has given us to share with one another. Our children are our future! We want to help them to grow up to be the ...

Amber Family Childcare

Amber Family Childcare

Rosemount, MN 55068 | (952) 239-9566

Hello I'm Amber, I have the special Infant/toddler license. I have 12+ years of experience. I am CPR and First aid certified. I know some ASL. There are lesson plans with lots of fun ways to learn. Call or txt for a visit.

Culler Kelly Jo

Culler Kelly Jo

Farmington, MN 55024 | (651) 460-4226

Love Bugs and Tiny Tots is a licensed in home child care and pre-school. We follow a professional pre-school curriculum. We do circle time, arts & crafts, large muscle movement, outdoor time, theme days, surprise visits from Mother Goose! We have a very fun ...

Have A Hoot!

Have A Hoot!

Eagan, MN 55123 | (612) 605-1537

My name is Rebecca Rogers and I have been running a home daycare since 2009. I have twin boys which is how I got started.  I loved to be able to stay home with them. I have a college degree in Early Childhood Development, and I also have a Paralegal Degree. ...

Huberty Hannah Mintz

Huberty Hannah Mintz

Mendota Heights, MN 55118 | (612) 688-7409

Celebrating 25 Wonderful Years of Providing Quality Child Care    SIDS, CPR and First Aid TrainedCACFP Participant, Serving Nutritious Meals and SnacksNon Smoking HomeOne Level of Home Used Exclusively for Child CareLocated at the End of Quiet Cul-De-Sac

Lisa Squillace

Lisa Squillace

Rosemount, MN 55068 | (612) 810-3764

I have done licensed childcare for 18 years and I love my job! I provide a safe, loving, nurturing environment for your precious children. We have a big backyard and a great park 1 block away. I offer healthy food, learning disguised as play, and fun! Call or text ...

Wudassie Tefera

Wudassie Tefera

Burnsville, MN 55337 | (952) 465-2147

I have over 12 years of experience working at a child care and school setting. I also have a background in child development. At Pine Tree, we pride ourselves in not only providing a nurturing environment for our kids, but also an engaging curriculum that will ...

Abby Emerson

Abby Emerson

Apple Valley, MN 55124 | (612) 702-3821

I am licensed by Dakota County for childcare in my home. I am licensed to take care of 10 children, but I am hoping to remain small for a more personal experience. I will provide a comfortable "home away from home" atmosphere, and my philosophy is to treat the ...

Bringen Lay Angela Marie

Bringen Lay Angela Marie

Apple Valley, MN 55124 | (612) 508-2080

group family day care: licensed capacity of 14 children, with no more than 10 children under school age, of these 10 children, a combined total of no more than 4 children shall be infants and toddlers. Of these 4 children, no more than 3 children shall be infants.

Carlson Barbara JoAnn

Carlson Barbara JoAnn

Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077 | (651) 450-0869

family day care: licensed capacity of 10 children, with no more than 6 children under school age, of these 6 children, a combined total of no more than 3 children shall be infants and toddlers. Of these three children, no more than 2 children shall be infants.

Carlson Dale Alan

Carlson Dale Alan

South Saint Paul, MN 55075 | (651) 263-0920

We are Dale and Jeni and have been licensed for 23 years to care for children 6 weeks and up. We are located in School district #917 South St. Paul Schools.  Our hours open are: Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM-5:00 PM. What we offer your child: ...

Casalenda Jody J

Casalenda Jody J

Eagan, MN 55122 | (651) 983-1030

Casalenda Jody J is a Group family child care in Eagan MN, with a maximum capacity of 12 children. The home-based daycare service helps with children in the age range of 6 weeks and up. The provider does not participate in a subsidized child care program.

Delmonico Carrie Marie

Delmonico Carrie Marie

Eagan, MN 55123 | (651) 888-2868

Please contact me if you'd like to set up an interview or have any further questions.  

Ferderer Karen

Ferderer Karen

Burnsville, MN 55337 | (952) 465-4466

group family day care: licensed capacity of 10 children, with no more than 8 children under school age, of these 8 children, a combined total of no more than 3 children shall be infants and toddlers. Of these three children, no more than 2 children shall be infants.

Gillett Lynn

Gillett Lynn

Rosemount, MN 55068 | (952) 432-2229

I have been caring for children for 25 years now and everyday seems to be more enjoyable than the last.  My location is in the Parkview School boundaries and busing is no charge to and from school.  I have openings for all ages and look forward to hearing ...

Graber Evie Elizabeth

Graber Evie Elizabeth

Farmington, MN 55024 | (612) 205-3843

group family day care: licensed capacity of 12 children, with no more than 10 children under school age, of these 10 children, a combined total of no more than 2 children shall be infants and toddlers. Of these two children, no more than 1 child shall be an infant.

Harrison Nikki Joanne

Harrison Nikki Joanne

South Saint Paul, MN 55075 | (651) 994-4961

group family day care: licensed capacity of 10 children, with no more than 8 children under school age, of these 8 children, a combined total of no more than 3 children shall be infants and toddlers. Of these three children, no more than 2 children shall be infants.

Johnson Sarah Jeanne

Johnson Sarah Jeanne

Eagan, MN 55122 | (612) 281-1302

Lil Bees Family Child Care, is a family home childdcare located in Eagan, MN. It offers a safe, nurturing environment where your child will get the attention and care that he or she needs. The ratio of children to adults is always within Dakota county and Minnesota ...

Kanitz Gloria

Kanitz Gloria

West St Paul, MN 55118 | (612) 756-4414

group family day care: licensed capacity of 14 children, with no more than 10 children under school age, of these 10 children, a combined total of no more than 4 children shall be infants and toddlers. Of these 4 children, no more than 3 children shall be infants.

Kraemer Erica Marie

Kraemer Erica Marie

Lakeville, MN 55044 | (952) 432-0519

group family day care: licensed capacity of 12 children, with no more than 10 children under school age, of these 10 children, a combined total of no more than 2 children shall be infants and toddlers. Of these two children, no more than 1 child shall be an infant.

Ladybug Daycare

Ladybug Daycare

West St Paul, MN 55118 | (651) 340-8607

Ladybug Daycare is a warm, inviting and caring place for your child. We provide morning circle time, music, singing, and dancing ( gets the wiggles and giggles out), art, and a daily curriculum to prepare your child for kindergarten and beyond. We have many years ...

LeBlanc Heather Marie

LeBlanc Heather Marie

Burnsville, MN 55337 | (612) 229-6085

group family day care: licensed capacity of 10 children, with no more than 8 children under school age, of these 8 children, a combined total of no more than 3 children shall be infants and toddlers. Of these three children, no more than 2 children shall be infants.

Dakota County Childcare Referral Agencies:


Think Small

10 Yorkton Ct.
Saint Paul MN 55117

Call (651) 641-0305 or Toll Free (888) 291-9811
Email: info@thinksmall.org
For more information, visit https://www.thinksmall.org/

Minnesota Child Care Licensing Agency

Minnesota Department of Human Services
Division of Licensing
P.O. Box 64242
St. Paul, MN 55164-0242
Phone: 651-296-3971
Web Site: http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/Licensing