WIDA Early Years Program

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  The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, Office of Indian/Multicultural Education and Office of Early Learning have partnered with WIDA Early Years to help support North Dakota’s dual language learners, ages 2.5-5.5 years, in early care and education (ECE) settings. 

About WIDA Early Years
WIDA Early Years provides resources and professional learning to educators and practitioners that support dual language learners, ages 2.5-5.5 years. WIDA is based at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.  For more information, visit WIDA Early Years.

North Dakota Early Years Professional Cadre
The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction held a series of trainings to create a cadre of knowledgeable trainers to support teachers and providers of dual language learners in North Dakota. 

ND Early Years Professional Cadre Contact List

Contact Information:
Tara Fuhrer, Director
Office of Early Learning
(701) 328-4646

Lodee Arnold, Assistant Director
Office of Indian/Multicultural Education
(701) 328-1876