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August 8, 2016
Development group buys former day care center at Hillsboro
HILLSBORO, N.D.—Economic leaders in Hillsboro hope a $147,000 deal for a former day care building will be an investment for the future of child care and the growth of the city. The Hillsboro Economic Development Corp.'s purchase of the Main Discovery Creative Education Center...
August 8, 2016 - 6:36am
April 29, 2016
Lawmakers discuss budget cuts affecting child care, families
A total of $8.17 million of services contributing to child care and children with special needs in North Dakota has been cut from the state budget. The idea that these cuts won’t affect families until 2017 is not true, said Rep. Joshua Boschee, D-Fargo, who was one of three North...
April 29, 2016 - 7:03am
April 5, 2016
New rules for child care
BISMARCK — A new advisory group formed by Gov. Jack Dalrymple began looking Monday for ways to improve North Dakota's child care licensing process, including the possibility of financial penalties or a "warning status" for providers who wait until the last minute to file...
April 5, 2016 - 5:41am
March 12, 2016
Day care rules for kids at swimming pools changing
BISMARCK—New rules drafted the day after a 5-year-old girl was found unresponsive in a public pool in Velva last summer will soon require North Dakota child care providers to obtain written permission from parents before taking their children swimming.
March 12, 2016 - 6:17am
February 3, 2016
Devils Lake child care center reopening considered
DEVILS LAKE, N.D.—Calling child care availability a critical local economic development issue, the Devils Lake City Commission is directing a local committee to draft a business plan to reopen a community child care center in a city-owned building. The downtown building has...
February 3, 2016 - 6:38am
January 13, 2016
Comments sought on child care fund plan
The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Economic Assistance Division will hold a public meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 2 to gather public comments on the draft Child Care Development Fund State Plan. The plan focuses on the Child Care Assistance program, child care health...
January 13, 2016 - 7:56am
November 11, 2015
Child Care Grant to increase child capacity
The Child Care Grant Program assists child care facilities to increase the capacity of child care in North Dakota. Funds are available in the 2015-2017 biennium to assist in the expansion or creation of child care facilities. A total allocation of $2.25 million has been made available,...
November 11, 2015 - 7:15am
October 27, 2015
Day care problems still exist in Hillsboro
HILLSBORO, N.D.—Community leaders are trying to resolve a child care services crisis created by the closing of a community day care center late last month. The Sept.
October 27, 2015 - 6:54am
August 29, 2015
Anne Carlsen Center enters child care
It was too big to fail. The Anne Carlsen Center is the new owner of Bright Beginnings Learning Center in the Legacy Center.
August 29, 2015 - 8:28am
July 16, 2015
TRAC Board continues discussion on facility design
Other than switching the child care area with the fitness center area, it doesn't look like there will be any major changes to the design of the Two Rivers Activity Center. The TRAC Board discussed Tuesday the outcome of two community forums related to the center's design held...
July 16, 2015 - 8:05am
June 24, 2015
Lack of child care is an issue in Stutsman County
Rep. Jessica Haak, D-Jamestown, hosted a forum Tuesday to find solutions. More than 30 people attended. "I've been looking since March for my 2-year-old and there is just not enough choice," said Jen Kross, who attended the meeting. "People have to stay at their provider regardless...
June 24, 2015 - 7:40am
April 22, 2015
Home alone publication
As the school year winds down, many parents and caregivers are exploring summertime child care options. Questions may arise during this planning process about whether or not their children are old enough to stay home alone or babysit siblings or neighborhood children. The North Dakota...
April 22, 2015 - 7:19am
February 4, 2015
Letter to the editor: Tax dollars shouldn’t be used for free day care
This is in response to a previous letter to the editor about pre-k state funding. If the Legislature wants to fund pre-k and enough votes are in favor, then our tax dollars will be providing day care even if you do not have any pre-kids. Every time they, “the Legislature,” says...
February 4, 2015 - 7:23am
January 29, 2015
Child care still a struggle in Grand Forks
Some proposed legislation offers solutions to continuing problem of child care availability in Grand Forks GRAND FORKS, N.D....
January 29, 2015 - 9:15am
January 30, 2014
Focus groups to be held
Child care providers, school district-supported prekindergarten programs, Head Start programs and families with children ages birth to 5 are needed to share their experiences related to the availability, quality, cost and projected need for these services in North Dakota. Focus groups...
January 30, 2014 - 7:48am