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  1. Continuous Quality Improvement

    Just like the programs we serve, Bright & Early ND is in a continuous quality improvement cycle. We use what we’ve learned to improve the system to support programs in providing quality care and education.

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  2. Child Care Development Fund

    The North Dakota Department of Human Service is holding a public comment meeting to gather comments on its draft 2022-2024 Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) State Plan.

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  3. New Early Childhood Opportunities

    The State of North Dakota is funding a new early childhood grant program and a Family Engagement opportunity through the North Dakota Department of Human Services.

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  4. FCCERS-3 Reliability Achievement

    Congratulations to the Bright & Early ND Assessors for achieving reliability in the Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale, Third Edition (FCCERS-3) through ERSI, Inc.

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  5. COVID-19 Vaccination Survey for Child Care Providers

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed a short survey to learn more about the estimated number of staff in child care programs who have received a COVID-19 vaccination.

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  6. Bright & Early ND COVID-19 Guidelines

    Bright & Early ND has created the following guidelines to offer support and guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  7. Birth to Kindergarten Early Learning Standards

    North Dakota early childhood care and education collaborate to create new Early Learning Standards.

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  8. Updated Operating Guidance for Child Care Programs During COVID-19

    The North Dakota Department of Human Services published updated operating guidance for North Dakota child care providers.

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  9. Childcare Emergency Operating Grants and Other Resources

    The state of North Dakota will be offering emergency operating grants to help sustain licensed child care programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about the CEOG and how to apply.

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  10. Child Care and School Infectious Disease Exclusion Gudiance

    The North Dakota Department of Health Division of Disease Control recently updated its school and child care infectious disease exclusion guidance.

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  11. Statewide Early Care and Education Study

    Are you a parent of a child age birth through five or an early care and education professional? Consider joining the statewide study!

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  12. Brain Development in the Early Years

    During the early years, babies need nurturing care from caregivers to help the brain grow and develop. Find out what you can do to help...

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  13. Quality Early Childhood Education: It Does Matter

    Quality early care and education matters, here's why...

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  14. 2019-2020 Early Childhood Education Grant Opportunity

    Applications for the 2019-2020 school year are due soon! Click below for additional details.

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  15. June 17th | Environment Rating Scales Training

    We are bringing the Environment Rating Scales to Fargo, ND. Click below for registration details.

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  16. June 12th | Environment Rating Scales Training

    We are bringing the Environment Rating Scales to Minot, ND. Click below for registration details.

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  17. May 30th | Environment Rating Scales Training

    We are bringing the Environment Rating Scales to Grand Forks, ND. Click below for registration details.

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  18. Week of the Young Child 2019

    Join us this week for five fun-filled, themed days to celebrate of our youngest learners!

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  19. April 15th | Environment Rating Scales Training

    We are bringing the Environment Rating Scales to Fargo, ND. Click below for registration details.

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  20. March 14th | Environment Rating Scales Training

    We are bringing the Environment Rating Scales to Bismarck, ND! Click below for registration details.

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  21. February 13th | Environment Rating Scales Training

    We are bringing the Environment Rating Scales to Grand Forks, ND! Click below for registration details.

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  22. What do the Bright & Early ND quality ratings represent?

    Bright & Early ND takes the guesswork out of identifying high-quality child care and early education programs that give children what they need to succeed.

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  23. February 21st | Environment Rating Scales Training

    We are bringing the Environment Rating Scales to Minot, ND! Click below for registration details.

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