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

About Us

Since 1989, Child Care Aware® of North Dakota has been:

• Helping families search for child care.

• Building the knowledge and skills
   of early childhood professionals.

• Helping communities assess and respond
   to their child care needs.

Child Care Aware® services are delivered by two agencies, Lakes & Prairies Community Action Partnership, Inc., in eastern North Dakota and Lutheran Social Services in western North Dakota. Child Care Aware® of North Dakota maintains offices in Bismarck, Fargo-Moorhead, Grand Forks, Jamestown and Minot.

Child Care Aware® receives funding from the North Dakota Department of Human Services, foundations and local civic groups.

Child Care Aware® helps 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:

Child Care Aware® builds 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.

Child Care Aware® partners with communities to build child care

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.