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

Build Your Skills and Knowledge

Child Care Aware® of North Dakota is the primary source of training for child care providers in North Dakota. We work in partnership with the North Dakota Growing Futures System to help the early childhood care and education workforce:
• Review and document their accomplishments
• Choose training and education to advance their professional development
• Chart a path to grow themselves, their career and their future

Begin with the Basics

All North Dakota licensed child care operators and employees are required to complete Basic Child Care Training within the first three months of being licensed or employed. Child Care Aware® encourages individuals to go beyond basic training requirements to advance their professional development.

Create a Professional Develpment Plan to Advance Your Skills and Grow Your Future

Use the guides listed below to help you select courses that will build your skills and knowledge, advance you on the Growing Futures Career Pathway and fulfill CDA training requirements. 


Resources to help you learn more

Visit the Child Care Aware® of North Dakota Training Center to search and register for training related to creating a professional development plan. The following links will direct you to additional resources that will advance your knowledge and skills in the area of early care and education.