News & Updates

Child Care Licensing System Goes Live

Beginning Wednesday, December 14, the easy-to-use web-based system will allow providers to conveniently apply to become a licensed or self-declared child care provider, submit renewals, provide required documentation, and conduct related business. Once the system is live, all business-related documents must be submitted to your Licensing Specialist via the online portal. 

Also on Wednesday December 14th, NDHHS will launch a new webpage dedicated to the Child Care Licensing System. The page will contain quick links to The Provider Portal, Provider Training Videos and FAQs.

Child Care Data by County

Choose a county to view specific data about projected need for child care, referral requests, child care capacity and the average cost of child care.

Divide Williams McKenzie Golden Valley Billings Slope Bowman Adams Hettinger Stark Dunn Mountrail Burke Renville Ward McLean Mercer Morton Grant Sioux Emmons Burleigh Sheridan McHenry Pierce Benson Wells Kidder Logan LaMoure Ransom Stutsman Foster Eddy Ramsey Walsh Nelson Griggs Barnes Cass Steele Traill Grand Forks McIntosh Dickey Sargent Richland Oliver Bottineau Rolette Towner Cavalier Pembina Williston Minot Dickinson Bismarck Jamestown Devil’s Lake Grand Forks Fargo Walsh Pembina Grand Forks Grand Forks Nelson Kidder Emmons Sioux Sheridan Bismarck Burleigh Oliver Morton Grant Mercer Mountrail Dickinson Stark Dunn Williams Williston McKenzie Divide Valley Golden Billings Slope Bowman Adams Hettinger Burke Renville Ward Minot Bottineau Pierce McHenry McLean Richland Sargent LaMoure Logan Stutsman Jamestown Griggs Barnes Wells Foster Eddy Rolette Towner Cavalier Ramsey Devil’s Lake Benson Fargo Cass Steele Traill Ransom Dickey McIntosh

Working to Raise the Quality and Availability of Child Care

Child Care Aware® of North Dakota is a training and information hub for child care providers and offers parents customized referrals to licensed child care options. We work to build the capacity of child care in North Dakota and insure that children have the opportunity to play and learn in a safe and healthy environment. 

  • 120,371

    children potentially needing care in North Dakota

  • 1,352

    licensed child care programs in North Dakota

  • 36,529

    licensed child care capacity statewide