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Serious Injuries, Deaths, & Maltreatment in Child Care

The Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 requires states to make information available concerning the aggregate number of deaths, serious injuries and instances of child maltreatment that occur in child care settings each year. In Minnesota, there are four child care provider types for which this data will be reported: licensed child care centers, licensed family child care programs, license-exempt child care centers that participate in the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP), and legal nonlicensed providers that participate in CCAP.

The following information includes the aggregate number of deaths, serious injuries, and instances of maltreatment that occurred in different child care settings in calendar year 2017.

 

Deaths

The death of a child in care must be reported by the provider to the Department of Human Services, the county, or the local CCAP agency.

Licensed centers Licensed family child care programs License-exempt child care centers
Legal nonlicensed child care
2017  2  3  0  0

 

Maltreatment

Minnesota law statute 626.556 recognizes the following types of maltreatment: neglect, abuse, sexual abuse, mental injury, emotional harm, medical neglect, and threatened injury. When a finding of maltreatment is made, it means that allegations of maltreatment were reported, the allegations were investigated, and it was determined through the investigation that an act did occur that meets the definition of maltreatment.

Licensed centers Licensed family child care programs License-exempt child care centers
Legal nonlicensed child care
2017  42  48  0  1

 

Serious Injuries

In 2019, the Minnesota Department of Human Services will begin reporting the aggregate number of serious injuries that occurred in child care settings in 2018.

About Licensed Child Care Centers in Minnesota

In 2017, there were over 1,700 licensed child care centers located throughout the state of Minnesota. These licensed centers had the capacity to serve over 123,000 children. For more information, visit Health and Safety in Licensed Care or the Minnesota Department of Human Services’ webpage.

 

About Licensed Family Child Care

In 2017, there were over 8,400 licensed family child care programs located throughout the state of Minnesota. These licensed family programs had the capacity to serve over 99,000 children. For more information, visit Health and Safety in Licensed Care or the Minnesota Department of Human Services’ webpage.

 

About License-Exempt Centers

In 2017, there were 742 license-exempt child care centers that participate in CCAP located throughout the state of Minnesota. For more information, visit the Minnesota Department of Human Services’ webpage.

 

About Legal Nonlicensed Care

In 2017, there were 644 legal nonlicensed providers who participated in CCAP located throughout the state of Minnesota.

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