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Child care providers, by quality rating in North Dakota

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The number of licensed child care providers in North Dakota by quality rating, also called Bright & Early North Dakota. Bright and Early ND is North Dakota's voluntary Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). The QRIS is designed to showcase and support child care and early education programs that go above and beyond to improve their quality of care.

Only licensed providers (excluding those licensed for school age care) are included in the quality rating improvement system. Licensed providers include individuals or facilities to whom the right, authority, or permission has been granted by the North Dakota Department of Human Services to operate a family child care home, group child care home or facility, child care center, preschool educational facility, or multiple license facility. Child care providers who are licensed by the state and located on tribal lands are included in this category. 

The denominator of the percentage only includes licensed facilities and excludes licensed facilities for school age care.

Data Source

North Dakota Department of Human Services, Early Childhood Services


UPDATED - April 2022 
GEOGRAPHY - Data reflect the location of the child care program. 
DATE - Providers as of February 1 of reference year.
 Data for 2021 is not reliably available due to a switch in data systems at the Department of Human Services.

Last Updated

December 2022