Child Care Data & Profiles

The State of Child Care in North Dakota

Child Care Aware® of North Dakota collects and maintains data about the child care industry in North Dakota. Statewide and county data is complied and revised annually. Contact Child Care Aware® if you need additional information.

North Dakota Child Care Data Reports

  • Capacity Snapshot

    Statewide and county-level changes in licensed child care capacity. Updated quarterly.
    July 2021 thru June 2023 | July 2019 thru June 2021 | July 2017 thru June 2019 | July 2015 thru June 2017

  • State Child Care Profile Data

    State data about projected need for child care, referral requests, child care capacity and the average annual cost of licensed child care. 2020 | 2019 | 2018 |  2017 | 20162015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012

  • The average price of center-based infant child care in North Dakota is more than the average annual tuition and fees at a public four-year college or university.

  • Individual child care profile data for every county in North Dakota.

  • Cost of Licensed Care

    County data listing the average weekly cost of family/group and center care based on the age category of the child. 2020 |2019 | 2018201720162015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012

  • Child Care Supply and Demand

    Provides data on the number of children by age category, percent of women in the labor force, number of children potentially neeeding care and the capacity of licensed care to meet demand.
    2020 |2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012

  • Child Care Programs by Type, Capacity, and Workforce

    Data listing the number of licensed family/group, center and school-age programs in a county, plus the capacity and size of workforce for each child care setting.
    2020 |20192018201720162015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012

  • Child Care Aware of North Dakota, in partnership with and on behalf of the state of North Dakota, surveyed families from around the state over a two week period in October 2020. This 18-page report reflects the voices of 2,446 parents and caregivers with children from birth through age 12 in North Dakota – from every county in the state.

  • Child Care Center Salary & Benefit Summary Report

    State data on the salary and benefits earned by those who work in child care centers. 2012 | 2016

  • The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) and Child Care Aware of North Dakota (CCAND) partnered to reach out to Early Care and Education facilities (ECEs) and provide technical assistance toward improving their nutrition and physical activity environments for the children they serve.