Searching for Child Care
Think Small is a trusted resource for child care information with over thirty years of experience helping families search for care and early childhood education.
We have a database of over 5,000 licensed child care homes, centers, preschool programs, and school-age programs located in the seven-county metro area (Hennepin, Ramsey, Anoka, Dakota, Washington, Scott, and Carver counties).
Finding the right care is a lot of work. Our Tools & Tips section will give you valuable information about selecting care. Our local experts, Parent Education Specialists, are also available to help. You can reach us at 651-641-0332 Monday through Friday between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., or by email.
Three Easy Ways to Get a List and Learn More about Your Child Care Options
Call us for a customized referral at
|Fill out the Request a Referral form and we'll do the rest||
CLICK HERE to use the Self-Search online database
An enhanced referral is available for $80
Important to Know:
- All search options use the same database but results may vary.
- Think Small does not license, endorse, inspect, or recommend any early childhood program.
- A licensed child care program has met minimal standards. A license does not guarantee high-quality care.
- The information about each program is self-reported, and we cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information.