North Dakota State Requirements

Qualifications: Child Care Supervisor: Must have training and demonstrated ability to work with young children and have at least one of the following: AA in early childhood development; or CDA or similar local, state, or federal certification; or Montessori teacher certification; or HS diploma and one year experience in child care or a similar setting; or HS equivalency and one year experience in child care or a similar setting.

Provider/Child Ratio:

Age Range Ratios for Center Based Care in North Dakota State
0 - 24 months (1:4)
2 years (1:5)
3 years (1:7)
4 years (1:10)
5 years (1:12)
6 - 12 years (1:18)
Age Range Ratios for Family Child Care in North Dakota State
All ages (1:7) plus 2 additional school age children before and after school

Important Contact Information:
Child Care Licensing Agency
North Dakota Department of Human Services
Children and Family Services
600 East Boulevard
State Capitol Building
Bismarck, ND 58505-0250
Phone: (701) 328-4809
Fax: (701) 328-3538

Child Care Subsidy Agency
North Dakota Department of Human Services
Children and Family Services Division
600 East Boulevard Avenue, Department 325
Bismarck, ND 58505-0250
Phone: (701) 328-4809
Toll Free: (800) 245-3736
Fax: (701) 328-3538

Head Start - State Collaboration Office
North Dakota Department of Human Services
Children and Family Services Division #325
600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND, 58505
Phone: (701) 328-1711
Fax: (701) 328-3538

Child Care Food Program Agency
State Department of Public Instruction
600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismark, North Dakota 58505-0440
Phone: (701) 328-2294 or (888) 338-3663
Fax: (701) 328-2461

State Child Care Resource &
Referral Contact
North Dakota Child Care Resource & Referral Network
1616 Capitol Way
Bismarck, ND 58501
Phone: (701) 223-1510
Fax: (701) 223-0440

Office of Child Support Enforcement
Child Support Enforcement Agency
Department of Human Services
P.O.Box 7190
Bismarck, North Dakota 58507-7190
Phone: (701) 328-3582
Fax: (701) 328-5497

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