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Starting a Licensed Child Care Center in North Dakota (107kb pdf)
Opening a successful child care center requires purposeful planning including: realistic timelines, adequate funding, research on the best practices for children’s healthy development, high quality staffing and team work. The most beneficial information will be obtained by working with licensing staff and Child Care Resource & Referral early in the planning process. Each child care center project is unique, however, on average, plan 9-12 months to fully organize and prepare a center for opening.

Overview of Child Care Center Licensing Administrative Code in North Dakota (2.46 Mb pdf)

North Dakota Century Code CHAPTER 50-11.1 ,EARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICES
These are the state statutes that authorize the development, implementation, and enforcement of licenses, rules, and policies to regulate early childhood services in North Dakota.

North Dakota Dept of Human Services, Children and Family Services, Early Childhood Services Administrative Rules for Child Care Centers
These are the Administrative Rules for licensing a Child Care Center. They are minimum health and safety requirements. Note: Local and County jurisdictions may implement stricter requirements. Please check with the county child care licensor.

Planning and Licensing a Child Care Center in North Dakota
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