Coronavirus 2020

What You Need to Know

Child Care Aware of North Dakota is collaborating with health and human services officials to prevent the introduction and spread of COVID-19. 

Guidelines for modified operating practices during the COVID-19 emergency were issued on March 26, 2020
ND Department of Human Services Guidance for Child Care Providers ➜
These modified operating practices will be in effect as long as the public health situation calls for the additional precaution.

If you have questions, it's likely that someone else has the same one.
Please check out the Q&As on the ND Department of Human Services website to find answers. 
Didn't find the information you need? 
Submit your written question here and we will work to find an answer for you.

800-997-8515 for general Inquires - Listen to the menu directory for department listing.
Connect with a Child Care Aware Consultant ➜  for specialized assistance

Update Your Program Vacancies➜
NOTE: any program applying for the CEOG (Childcare Emergency Operating Grant) must update their vacancies.

ND Coronavirus Hotline: 866-207-2880
www.Health.ND.gov/diseases-conditions/coronavirus 
The public can call the North Dakota Department of Health with questions related to COVID-19 during the hours of 7 am to 7 pm or visit the website listed.


  • Ways to Talk About It & Ease Stress
  • Guidance on ways to talk with children and families and tips for managing stress. 

  • This resource from the Fred Rogers Center provide guidance on how to talk with children and families.

  • This colorful social story resource uses simple pictures and words to explain what Coronavirus is, how germs can make people sick, what to do to stay healthy, and why school is closed.

  • Stress is a normal, healthy biological response to perceived threats and challenges. It’s a response that gets us ready to act — to protect ourselves and our loved ones.

  • Parents Lead is a collaboration between the ND Department of Human Services, ND Department of Transportation, and ND University System. Information on this site includes:
    • Resources to listen to/talk through with your child about COVID-19
    • Tips on staying busy while social distancing
    • Links to other North Dakota resources

  • Professional Development & Training
  • Schedule Changes Due to Covid-19 Response
    Based on the current guidance to limit in-person gatherings, our face-to-face training events have been canceled through the end of March. If you are registered for any of these events, members of our team will be reaching out to you with more information. We will continue to monitor the situation and make decisions about events scheduled in April and May a minimum of two weeks before each event.
    If you have questions about your training options, please contact us at training@ndchildcare.org or 800-997-8515 (press 2).

  • Now is a great time to earn the clock hours you need to advance your career and fulfill licensing requirements.
    Through mid-April, we are offering half-price registration on two of our newest Self-Paced, Online courses (Reg. $15, now $7.50) Click the course link to view details and register.
    Dual-Language Learners: https://bit.ly/2QKTiPO
    Powerful Play: https://bit.ly/2Ji3PxE
    Looking for more? View over 35 additional online professional development courses for child care providers at https://ndchildcare.org/training/calendar.html