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Child Care Start-Up

We can help you through the process.


Want help starting a licensed child care program in North Dakota?

We're here to help you navigate opening and running a child care business, from the planning stages all the way through your first year of operation. Our experts offer monthly virtual and in-person support on child care business topics.

Learn More About Child Care Start-Up Services ➜ 

Still not sure or just have some questions, give us a call 1-800-997-8515


The location of your business and the number of children you want to care for determines the type of child care license you will need. Click the link below that best describes your future business to find step-by-step guides and required paperwork. 

  • Start Child Care at a Worksite
  • Care for up to 30 children

  • Care for 19 or more children

  • Unlicensed Care ➜

    Care for up to 10 children of employees

  • Start Child Care in Your Community
  • Information and assistance to help communities assess child care needs and increase access to quality child care.