During the Covid-19 Pandemic, additional resources are available.  Learn more on the Community Resources During the Covid-19 Pandemic webpage.

Childcare Assistance Program – South Central College (SCC)

SCC Childcare Assistance Program helps students pay for childcare services during the period of time school is in session.
For more information, please call Lisa Apitz at 507-389-7424

Blue Earth County Child Care Providers

Includes a listing of licensed day care service providers in the area.

Blue Earth County Child & Family Services

County information including adolescent chemical dependency, adoption, child protective services, children’s mental health, child support, child care, child foster care licensing, Child Care Assistance Programs (CCAP) applications are available at the first floor of the Government Center, and MN children with special needs assessments.
410 S 5th Street, Mankato
(507) 304-4222

Crisis Nursery - Lutheran Social Services

Parents dealing with personal stress or crises such as an illness, housing problems, divorce or separation, financial strains or other issues can benefit by contacting us. A child’s parent or legal guardian can request short-term care (up to three days) for children up to 12 years of age by licensed providers, crisis counseling and support for families,  and information and referrals to additional community resources.
Mankato Area Crisis Nursery
710 S 2nd Street, Mankato

Minnesota’s County Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)

Minnesota’s Child Care Assistance Programs (CCAP) can help make child care affordable for eligible families. Factors determining eligibility include family size, income, age of the child, and childcare provider. You can pick up the application at your local County Office or apply online at ApplyMN:

Next Steps Program

A program that supports parents with children ages 0 to 5 years of age. Call to learn more about the many services available to new parents.
Phone: 507-385-3849

Nicollet County Child Care Providers

Includes a listing of licensed day care service providers in the area.

Nicollet County Child & Family Services:

County information including child protection, children’s mental health, child welfare services, school social workers, child care assistance and child support.
North Mankato Office:
2070 Howard Drive West

Rice County Child Care Providers

Includes a listing of licensed day care service providers in the area.

Rice County Family Child Health Services:

Services and activities in this program are intended to strengthen and preserve the health of individuals and families in Rice County.

Parent Aware Child Care and Learning Program Search

Parent Aware gives you the tools and information to find the best quality childcare and early education for your child.