This program licenses Child Care Providers on or near the White Earth Reservation. The goal of the licensing program is to improve the quality and availability of child care throughout our service areas (Becker, Mahnomen, and a portion of Clearwater County). This program is for anyone who is an enrolled member in a federally recognized tribe OR a direct descendant of an enrolled member. There are many advantages to becoming a licensed child care provider that are listed in our Provider Information Packets. Assistance in the start up of a child care program is available. Please contact our office for more information on services.

Parent Aware

Parent Aware is Minnesota's Quality Rating System for child care professionals. White Earth Nation encourages and supports all tribally licensed child care providers to become PA rated. More information on PA can be found on:

Parent Aware helps programs find opportunities to improve their quality, supports them with the tools and resources they need to succeed, and celebrates the work they are doing to create better lives for children in Minnesota.

Additional Information is provided in these links below.

Family/Group Licensing Standards
Licensing Application
License Renewal Application
Tribally Licensed Providers
Provider Brochure
Provider Showcase

Kim Lage
Child Care Specialist
(218) 983-3285 Ext. 1215