Family Child Care Online Orientation

The Brown County Family Child Care Licensing Unit is responsible for licensing and monitoring family child care homes within Brown County.

Child Care Centers located within the county are licensed directly by the State of Minnesota. If you have any questions regarding Child Care Centers call the State of Minnesota at 1-651-431-6500.

The online orientation is for Brown County residents only. If you live in another county, please contact that county to find out how to become licensed.

Any license provider who has closed or will be closing their license, must start the entire licensing process over, regardless of how long ago the licensed closed if they want to reopen. The same requirements apply to any currently licensed provider in another county who is transferring into Brown County.

All orientations are online unless you require an interpreter. The online orientation overview can be accessed via the link below. If you need assistance completing the forms, please refer to the tutorials provided online.

Orientation steps are as follows:

Brown County requires that applicants view both the Orientation Over and Application Process videos prior to submitting an application for licensed family child care.

Step 1 – Watch the Orientation Overview Video. 

Video is best viewed on a laptop or desktop in Internet Explorer – not compatible for cellphones or tablets.

Step 2 - Submit your contact information.

You should receive the first training packet within the next 7 days.  If you have not received anything please contact a Licensor by calling 507-359-6500 or send an email to

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Contact Child Care Licensing

Child Care Licensing Information & Assistance Program



Laura Filzen
Licensing Social Worker

Pauline Holz
Child Care Licensor

Abigail Schwab
Child Care Licensor

Important Numbers

Infectious Disease Reporting Requirements
651-201-5414 or 1-877-676-5414

MN Poison Control 

Contact Human Services

Located at the Community Services Building in New Ulm

1117 Center Street, PO Box 788
New Ulm, MN 56073

Telephone: (507) 354-8246 or 1 (800) 450-8246

TDD Phone Number: (507) 359-6505, for the hearing impaired

Fax: (507) 359-6542

Email Human Services



Office Hours: 8am to 4:30pm
(most offices)

Main Office Phone: 507-233-6600

Courthouse Address:
14 S State St
New Ulm, MN 56073

Individual Office Hours may vary.


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