A program of Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota and Lakes & Prairies Community Action Partnership in eastern North Dakota

About Us

Child Care Aware®, formerly Child Care Resource & Referral, began serving North Dakota in 1989.

Services are delivered by Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota from offices in Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown and Minot. Child Care Aware® of North Dakota receives funding from the North Dakota Department of Human Services, foundations and local civic groups.

Our Services

Help families search for child care

Child Care Aware® maintains North Dakota’s only comprehensive statewide database of child care options, including family and group care providers, child care centers and school age programs. Services to families include:

Build the knowledge and skillls of child care providers

Courses offered through Child Care Aware® of North Dakota help child care providers and center staff fulfill basic training requirements for licensing and advance their professionalism by earning their Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) or other advanced credentials.

  • Training opportunities including on-line training options, conferences and courses for caregivers, teachers and administrators

  • Curriculum planning & activities Child Care Aware® early childhood consultants help child care providers develop curriculum and activities that capture children's in terest and foster learning.

  • Technical assistance for starting and enhancing child care programs

Partner with communities to address child care needs

The quality and availability of child care impacts economic development and the state’s education system. Child Care Aware® partners with communities to implement strategies that address child care challenges and build capacity.