Need someone to watch your children while you renew your driver’s license, apply for public assistance, attend a court hearing, apply for a passport or conduct other business at the Sherburne County Government Center?

Free childcare is now available per guidelines listed below.  No appointment required!


Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and
Friday 9:00 a.m. to noon.

Located on the 2nd floor next to Health & Human Services.

Childcare provided by YMCA staff.


  • Parent/caregiver must remain on-site in the Government Center.
  • Childcare is limited to 2.5 hours per day (the only exception is to allow up to a maximum of 3 hours for those who are attending court or for those who have an appointment with Central MN Jobs & Training for an employment services overview).
  • If parents/caregiver’s opt-in to having YMCA staff change their child’s diaper, appropriate supplies must be provided, and a Diaper Waiver must be signed.  
  • Food/snacks are not allowed.  Breastmilk and formula are allowed.
  • Parents/caregivers are responsible for picking their children up at the close of daycare hours and/or when their time limit has expired.  Those abusing pick-up procedures will be given notice that participation will be discontinued.
  • YMCA staff may decline caretaking of a child who is ill, inconsolable, or disruptive. This is at the discretion of YMCA staff.
  • Closed on county government holidays.
  • Serves a maximum of 15 children, less if dictated by the needs and ages of the children present.