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March 11, 2011
NDSU child care center gets reprieve
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- North Dakota State University President Dean Bresciani (bruh-SHAW'-nee) says he will delay closing a child care center on campus and ask faculty leaders to find a permanent solution. His decision came after pleas by parents and faculty groups to not shutter the...
March 11, 2011 - 9:59am
February 7, 2011
Agencies reporting child care shortages
Available licensed child care is becoming a hot commodity these days amid a population influx and many agencies are reporting shortages. "We have a child care shortage across the state, but it's particularly significant in oil country where we have young people moving in and the...
February 7, 2011 - 7:39am
May 30, 2010
N.D. child care assistance program changes payments
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- North Dakota's Department of Human Services has switched from paper checks to debit cards or direct deposits to pay child care providers in the child care assistance program. About 3,115 regulated providers participate in the program, which helps low-income...
May 30, 2010 - 3:08pm
May 26, 2010
Child care provider payments to change
Beginning this week, the North Dakota Department of Human Services will use debit cards or direct deposit to pay child care providers who participate in the child care assistance program. About 3,115 regulated providers participate in the program, which helps low-income parents who...
May 26, 2010 - 7:15am
March 24, 2010
Child care workshop set for Monday
Child care providers are invited to attend the Chat and Play Café workshop to be held from 7-9 p.m. Monday, at Temple Baptist Church, 1545 Fourth Ave. N.W. The workshop will take participants on a Child and Adult Care Food Program adventure to an imaginary restaurant. Specials of...
March 24, 2010 - 8:29am
February 10, 2010
Grant program accepts applications
Applicants will be accepted through March 31 for the second round of the state Child Care Grant Program. The program provides matching grants of up to $5,000 for infrastructure needs, documented expansion of the facility or equipment for special needs children.
February 10, 2010 - 8:39am
January 4, 2010
N.D. child care close budget gap
FARGO (AP) -- Fargo's Nokomis Child Care Centers are two-thirds of the way to their goal of raising $170,000 to close a major gap in the agency's budget. Gary Wolsky, president of The Village Family Service Center, which runs Nokomis, said the child care agency has received slightly...
January 4, 2010 - 7:15am
January 3, 2010
N.D. child care centers work to close budget gap
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Fargo's Nokomis Child Care Centers are two-thirds of the way to their goal of raising $170,000 to close a major gap in the agency's budget. Gary Wolsky, president of The Village Family Service Center, which runs Nokomis, says the child care agency has received...
January 3, 2010 - 10:45pm
November 18, 2009
4-H offers care after school
4-H Afterschool is a special focused effort within the 4-H Youth Development Program that helps 4-H and other youth-serving organizations create and improve programs across the U.S. 4-H Afterschool employs various delivery methods to enhance the resources available through the Cooperative...
November 18, 2009 - 8:08am
November 13, 2009
Project aims to improve child care
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- A new program is aimed at helping parents assess the quality of child care. The United Way of Cass-Clay says its rating system includes monitoring as well as incentive grants and education. The agency's president, Judy Green, says she hopes it will expand....
November 13, 2009 - 11:30am
Rating system for child care
FARGO -- A first-of-its-kind program in North Dakota will help parents gauge the quality of their kids' child care provider. United Way of...
November 13, 2009 - 8:31am
October 22, 2009
Meeting to discuss child care set
A meeting to discuss creating a licensed child care facility to serve North Dakota communities of Medina, Cleveland, Woodworth, Gackle and Streeter is planned for 7 p.m. Sunday at Medina Public School. For more information, contact Verla at 252-0350 or Susan at 252-7172.
October 22, 2009 - 7:14am
September 15, 2009
Edgeley subsidizes nonprofit child care center
EDGELEY, N.D. -- While three babies slept, one caregiver baked chicken nuggets and another fed a 4-month-old his bottle. Beneath them, three...
September 15, 2009 - 7:02am
July 28, 2009
Child care works to reduce age segregation
Our society has the tendency to separate people by age groups. As a result, young people and older persons do not have many opportunities to interact or learn about each other. Child care programs and agencies are making efforts to reduce age segregation by bringing children and senior...
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July 28, 2009 - 7:49am
April 14, 2009
Session notes: Child care grants bill approved Monday
BISMARCK -- The House on Monday approved a bill setting up a grants program to help communities start or expand child care services or facilities. Senate Bill 2225 passed 68-25. Rep. Rick Berg, R-Fargo, was among those supporting the bill. He said that the state needs better child...
April 14, 2009 - 8:03am