News & Updates
Federal Fingerprint-Based Background Checks
Have Been Reinstated and are Now Required
Effective October 1, 2019 - A federal fingerprint-based background check is once again required for all new child care employees. A waiver for this requirement was granted in November, 2018, but expired on September 30th.
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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.
Working to Raise the Quality and Availability of Child Care
Child Care Aware 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.
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