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

Child Care Facilities Grant

CCR&R provides technical assistance and consultation to municipalities who want to apply for the Child Care Facilities Grant administered by the North Dakota Board of University and School Lands (Land Board).

Grant applications are due July 15, 2012.



We help communities build child care capacity

Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) has the resources and expertise to help communities:
• Assess their needs and implement a solution
• Gain an understanding of the child care industry and the components of a state-licensed child care program.
• Identify resources that contribute to the project’s success
• Connect with potential partners and facilitate planning discussions
• Review project designs to ensure the needs of children/families are met and the business suceeds.

Child care facility options that meet community needs

Floorplans and adequate square footage are important components of an effective child care facility. CCR&R has the expertise and resources to help communities develop an effective plan that meets grant objectives and serves the needs of children and families. These solutions include:

  • Modular, site-ready facility

    A turn-key solution that helps communities build child care capacity in record time. These modular, "stick-built" facilities can accomodate the care of 18 children. Specially designed floor plans meet or exceed child care licensing guidelines.

    The $250,000 cost of this facility includes basement, building, appliances, essential equipment (toys, learning materials, storage units etc). In addition, CCR&R provides initial training and on-going support to strengthen the expertise of the child care staff.

  • Remodel or expand an existing facility

    CCR&R helps communities identify existing buildings or child care businesses that are interested in expanding. We help communities assess the fesibility of expanding/renovating a property, develop budgets and draw up floor plans that meet child care licensing requirements and incorporate best practices.

  • Build a new facility on site.

    CCR&R has planning resources for communities who choose to build a child care facility from the ground up. We have sample floor plans, equipment lists, start-up and operational budgets and one-on-one assistance to help communities develop a child care facility that meets their needs and budget. Tapping into CCR&R's child care expertise helps communiities develop an effective facillity that minimizes expenses and maximizes returns.