ST. CLOUD -- Stearns County is trying to improve communication among licensed daycare providers, the county and daycare parents.

The county's Department of Human Services is looking for parents of children in licensed daycares to join a work group to help foster that communication.

The pilot project was formed to deal with issues that arise on behalf of providers, families or the county. It would address things like questions on rules and regulations, legislative changes, training and licensing home visits.

The county would like to have a parent from each commissioner's district.

The group will meet in the evenings starting in March for up to eight times per year.

To fill out an application, log on Stearns County's website at