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Click on a county to find the rates charged by family child care providers in that area.
This information was gathered during the 2013 Provider Business Update from January - April, 2013.

If you have any questions or for information on child care centers, contact us at (866)511-2244.

Benton Big Stone Chippewa Cottonwood Jackson
Kandiyohi Lac qui Parle Lincoln Lyon McLeod
Meeker Murray Nobles Pipestone Redwood
Renville Rock Sherburne Stearns Swift
Wright Yellow Medicine



Benton County
Daily, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $20.00 $40.00 $28.15
Toddler 12 - 24 months $20.00 $36.00 $26.56
Preschool 2 - 5 years $18.00 $36.00 $25.75
School Age $17.00 $35.00 $24.92

Hourly, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $2.00 $3.50 $2.74
Toddler 12 - 24 months $2.00 $3.50 $2.71
Preschool 2 - 5 years $2.00 $3.50 $2.74
School Age $2.00 $4.00 $2.78

Weekly, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $94.00 $165.00 $124.50
Toddler 12 - 24 months $94.00 $165.00 $118.78
Preschool 2 - 5 years $90.00 $175.00 $113.90
School Age $80.00 $140.00 $110.01


Big Stone County
Hourly, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $2.00 $2.50 $2.34
Toddler 12 - 24 months $2.00 $2.50 $2.34
Preschool 2 - 5 years $2.00 $2.50 $2.34
School Age $2.00 $2.50 $2.34



Chippewa
Daily, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $25.00 $27.50 $25.62
Toddler 12 - 24 months $24.00 $27.50 $25.38
Preschool 2 - 5 years $23.00 $25.00 $24.33
School Age $22.00 $25.00 $24.00

Hourly, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $2.00 $4.00 $2.49
Toddler 12 - 24 months $2.00 $3.50 $2.38
Preschool 2 - 5 years $2.00 $3.00 $2.31
School Age $2.00 $3.00 $2.31

Weekly, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $90.00 $125.00 $108.00
Toddler 12 - 24 months $90.00 $125.00 $101.40
Preschool 2 - 5 years $80.00 $100.00 $92.22
School Age $80.00 $100.00 $90.71


Cottonwood County
Daily, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $24.00 $24.00 $24.00
Toddler 12 - 24 months $22.00 $24.00 $23.00
Preschool 2 - 5 years $22.00 $24.00 $23.00
School Age $22.00 $24.00 $23.00

Hourly, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $2.00 $2.95 $2.48
Toddler 12 - 24 months $2.00 $2.95 $2.46
Preschool 2 - 5 years $2.00 $2.95 $2.44
School Age $2.00 $2.95 $2.42

Weekly, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $115.00 $115.00 $115.00
Toddler 12 - 24 months $115.00 $115.00 $115.00
Preschool 2 - 5 years $115.00 $115.00 $115.00
School Age $115.00 $115.00 $115.00


Jackson County
Daily, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $19.00 $24.00 $21.75
Toddler 12 - 24 months $19.00 $24.00 $21.25
Preschool 2 - 5 years $19.00 $24.00 $21.00
School Age $19.00 $24.00 $21.00

Hourly, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $2.00 $2.75 $2.27
Toddler 12 - 24 months $2.00 $2.60 $2.18
Preschool 2 - 5 years $2.00 $2.60 $2.18
School Age $2.00 $2.50 $2.17

Weekly, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $100.00 $115.00 $110.00
Toddler 12 - 24 months $100.00 $115.00 $109.00
Preschool 2 - 5 years $100.00 $115.00 $105.75
School Age $100.00 $115.00 $105.75


Kandiyohi County
Hourly, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $2.00 $5.00 $2.61
Toddler 12 - 24 months $2.00 $4.00 $2.51
Preschool 2 - 5 years $2.00 $4.00 $2.50
School Age $2.00 $4.00 $2.54

Weekly, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $100.00 $137.50 $120.68
Toddler 12 - 24 months $100.00 $135.00 $116.15
Preschool 2 - 5 years $75.00 $135.00 $113.75
School Age $96.00 $135.00 $113.65

Daily, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $20.00 $35.00 $24.09
Toddler 12 - 24 months $20.00 $35.00 $23.40
Preschool 2 - 5 years $20.00 $35.00 $23.29
School Age $20.00 $35.00 $23.15



Lac qui Parle County
Hourly, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $2.00 $2.75 $2.40
Toddler 12 - 24 months $2.00 $2.75 $2.36
Preschool 2 - 5 years $2.00 $2.75 $2.34
School Age $2.00 $2.75 $2.36

Weekly, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $110.00 $122.00 $116.00
Toddler 12 - 24 months $90.00 $113.00 $101.50
Preschool 2 - 5 years $90.00 $113.00 $101.50
School Age $113.00 $113.00 $113.00

Daily, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $25.00 $25.00 $25.00
Toddler 12 - 24 months $20.00 $20.00 $20.00
Preschool 2 - 5 years $20.00 $20.00 $20.00
School Age $20.00 $20.00 $20.00



Lincoln County
Daily, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $20.00 $25.00 $22.50
Toddler 12 - 24 months $20.00 $25.00 $22.50
Preschool 2 - 5 years $20.00 $25.00 $22.50
School Age $20.00 $25.00 $22.50

Hourly, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $1.75 $3.00 $2.34
Toddler 12 - 24 months $1.75 $3.00 $2.32
Preschool 2 - 5 years $1.75 $3.00 $2.31
School Age $1.75 $3.00 $2.31

Weekly, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $100.00 $125.00 $112.50
Toddler 12 - 24 months $100.00 $105.00 $102.50
Preschool 2 - 5 years $100.00 $105.00 $102.50
School Age $100.00 $105.00 $102.50



Lyon County
Daily, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $20.00 $35.00 $25.53
Toddler 12 - 24 months $20.00 $35.00 $25.27
Preschool 2 - 5 years $20.00 $35.00 $25.21
School Age $20.00 $30.00 $24.34

Hourly, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $1.75 $3.00 $2.52
Toddler 12 - 24 months $1.75 $3.00 $2.47
Preschool 2 - 5 years $1.75 $3.00 $2.43
School Age $1.75 $4.00 $2.44

Weekly, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $96.00 $150.00 $123.97
Toddler 12 - 24 months $96.00 $150.00 $123.55
Preschool 2 - 5 years $96.00 $150.00 $122.35
School Age $75.00 $150.00 $117.23


McLeod County
Hourly, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $2.00 $5.00 $2.80
Toddler 12 - 24 months $2.00 $4.00 $2.65
Preschool 2 - 5 years $2.00 $3.75 $2.59
School Age $2.00 $5.00 $2.63

Weekly, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $100.00 $160.00 $128.33
Toddler 12 - 24 months $100.00 $145.00 $118.86
Preschool 2 - 5 years $85.00 $132.00 $112.00
School Age $50.00 $130.00 $102.86

Daily, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $20.00 $37.50 $28.04
Toddler 12 - 24 months $20.00 $37.50 $26.37
Preschool 2 - 5 years $20.00 $32.50 $25.10
School Age $18.00 $32.50 $23.82



Meeker County
Hourly, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $2.00 $5.00 $2.56
Toddler 12 - 24 months $2.00 $5.00 $2.50
Preschool 2 - 5 years $2.00 $5.00 $2.48
School Age $2.00 $5.00 $2.46

Weekly, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $95.00 $125.00 $107.27
Toddler 12 - 24 months $90.00 $125.00 $104.72
Preschool 2 - 5 years $80.00 $125.00 $103.81
School Age $75.00 $125.00 $103.50

Daily, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $20.00 $27.00 $23.07
Toddler 12 - 24 months $20.00 $27.00 $23.07
Preschool 2 - 5 years $20.00 $27.00 $23.07
School Age $20.00 $27.00 $23.07



Murray County
Daily, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $26.00 $26.00 $26.00
Toddler 12 - 24 months $26.00 $26.00 $26.00
Preschool 2 - 5 years $26.00 $26.00 $26.00
School Age $26.00 $26.00 $26.00

Hourly, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $1.75 $2.50 $2.12
Toddler 12 - 24 months $1.75 $2.50 $2.08
Preschool 2 - 5 years $1.60 $2.50 $2.06
School Age $1.60 $2.50 $2.04



Nobles County
Hourly, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $1.75 $2.75 $2.21
Toddler 12 - 24 months $1.75 $2.50 $2.18
Preschool 2 - 5 years $1.75 $2.50 $2.18
School Age $1.75 $2.50 $2.17

Daily, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $25.00 $25.00 $25.00
Toddler 12 - 24 months $25.00 $25.00 $25.00
Preschool 2 - 5 years $25.00 $25.00 $25.00
School Age $25.00 $25.00 $25.00

Weekly, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $90.00 $100.00 $96.67
Toddler 12 - 24 months $90.00 $100.00 $96.67
Preschool 2 - 5 years $84.00 $100.00 $91.33
School Age $84.00 $100.00 $91.33



Pipestone County
Hourly, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $2.00 $3.00 $2.54
Toddler 12 - 24 months $2.00 $3.00 $2.44
Preschool 2 - 5 years $2.00 $3.00 $2.37
School Age $2.00 $3.00 $2.36

Daily, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $20.00 $24.00 $22.75
Toddler 12 - 24 months $18.00 $24.00 $21.25
Preschool 2 - 5 years $18.00 $22.00 $20.00
School Age $18.00 $21.00 $19.25

Weekly, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $100.00 $120.00 $113.48
Toddler 12 - 24 months $90.00 $120.00 $105.93
Preschool 2 - 5 years $90.00 $110.00 $101.50
School Age $90.00 $105.00 $99.64



Redwood County
Hourly, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $2.00 $4.25 $2.48
Toddler 12 - 24 months $2.00 $3.00 $2.38
Preschool 2 - 5 years $1.50 $3.00 $2.35
School Age $1.50 $3.00 $2.39

Weekly, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $100.00 $200.00 $129.28
Toddler 12 - 24 months $100.00 $125.00 $113.72
Preschool 2 - 5 years $96.00 $125.00 $112.61
School Age $96.00 $150.00 $116.21

Daily, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $18.00 $25.00 $22.10
Toddler 12 - 24 months $18.00 $25.00 $22.25
Preschool 2 - 5 years $18.00 $25.00 $22.25
School Age $18.00 $25.00 $22.10



Renville County
Hourly, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $2.15 $4.50 $2.70
Toddler 12 - 24 months $2.10 $4.25 $2.58
Preschool 2 - 5 years $2.10 $4.00 $2.54
School Age $2.10 $3.50 $2.51



Rock County
Hourly, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $1.85 $2.50 $2.23
Toddler 12 - 24 months $1.85 $2.50 $2.22
Preschool 2 - 5 years $1.85 $2.50 $2.22
School Age $1.85 $4.00 $2.30

Weekly, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $90.00 $110.00 $98.88
Toddler 12 - 24 months $90.00 $108.68 $97.06
Preschool 2 - 5 years $85.00 $108.68 $96.15
School Age $90.00 $108.68 $97.27

Daily, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $20.00 $25.00 $22.50
Toddler 12 - 24 months $20.00 $25.00 $22.50
Preschool 2 - 5 years $20.00 $25.00 $22.50
School Age $20.00 $25.00 $22.50



Sherburne County
Hourly, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $2.50 $6.00 $3.82
Toddler 12 - 24 months $2.50 $6.00 $3.70
Preschool 2 - 5 years $2.50 $5.00 $3.52
School Age $1.50 $5.00 $3.39

Weekly, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $110.00 $200.00 $139.40
Toddler 12 - 24 months $100.00 $175.00 $130.67
Preschool 2 - 5 years $100.00 $175.00 $122.34
School Age $60.00 $160.00 $109.82

Daily, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $22.00 $50.00 $31.24
Toddler 12 - 24 months $20.00 $50.00 $29.31
Preschool 2 - 5 years $20.00 $45.00 $27.43
School Age $15.00 $40.00 $24.88



Stearns County
Hourly, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $1.75 $5.00 $2.57
Toddler 12 - 24 months $1.75 $5.00 $2.50
Preschool 2 - 5 years $1.75 $5.00 $2.49
School Age $1.75 $5.00 $2.49

Weekly, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $70.00 $225.00 $122.24
Toddler 12 - 24 months $70.00 $200.00 $117.16
Preschool 2 - 5 years $70.00 $200.00 $113.52
School Age $70.00 $150.00 $109.80

Daily, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $18.00 $45.00 $26.82
Toddler 12 - 24 months $18.00 $40.00 $25.79
Preschool 2 - 5 years $17.00 $40.00 $25.27
School Age $15.00 $37.50 $24.44



Swift County
Hourly, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $2.00 $3.00 $2.29
Toddler 12 - 24 months $1.90 $2.50 $2.22
Preschool 2 - 5 years $1.90 $2.50 $2.22
School Age $1.90 $3.00 $2.22

Daily, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $22.00 $30.00 $24.75
Toddler 12 - 24 months $21.50 $25.00 $23.36
Preschool 2 - 5 years $21.50 $25.00 $23.36
School Age $16.00 $24.00 $21.02

Weekly, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $80.00 $150.00 $110.00
Toddler 12 - 24 months $80.00 $125.00 $100.00
Preschool 2 - 5 years $72.00 $125.00 $98.40
School Age $72.00 $115.00 $93.40



Wright County
Hourly, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $2.00 $5.50 $3.67
Toddler 12 - 24 months $2.00 $5.50 $3.56
Preschool 2 - 5 years $2.00 $5.50 $3.50
School Age $1.90 $5.50 $3.47

Weekly, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $85.00 $250.00 $150.97
Toddler 12 - 24 months $85.00 $195.00 $141.33
Preschool 2 - 5 years $85.00 $185.00 $133.94
School Age $60.00 $175.00 $120.42

Daily, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $23.00 $60.00 $34.76
Toddler 12 - 24 months $20.00 $50.00 $32.50
Preschool 2 - 5 years $20.00 $45.00 $30.73
School Age $15.00 $45.00 $28.39



Yellow Medicine County
Hourly, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $2.00 $3.00 $2.36
Toddler 12 - 24 months $2.00 $3.00 $2.32
Preschool 2 - 5 years $2.00 $3.00 $2.30
School Age $2.00 $3.00 $2.30

Weekly, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $80.00 $140.00 $103.56
Toddler 12 - 24 months $80.00 $125.00 $99.50
Preschool 2 - 5 years $80.00 $115.00 $100.14
School Age $75.00 $100.00 $88.20

Daily, Full Time Rates
Age Group Minimum Maximum Average
Infant 0 - 11 months $20.00 $25.00 $22.90
Toddler 12 - 24 months $20.00 $25.00 $22.90
Preschool 2 - 5 years $20.00 $25.00 $22.90
School Age $20.00 $25.00 $22.40




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