The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI), Office of Early Learning, follows the North Dakota Century Code (NDCC) Chapter 15.1-37-01, that any person or school district operating an early childhood program may request approval of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. To receive approval, please submit SFN 60869 to Angie Thomas in the Office of Early Learning by September 30 of each year. This is an annual requirement for new and existing programs.
The NDDPI has created guidance to assist in completing SFN 60869, provide technical assistance with enrolling all pre-kindergarten students in STARS, and ensuring teaching staff are highly qualified.
Pre-kindergarten Program Approval