Child care capacity, by type in North Dakota

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Definitions: The maximum approved capacity for licensed facilities. Providers included in capacity are only those that are licensed by the state. Facilities that are registered by a tribal entity, self-declaration providers, and approved relatives are not reported here.

Licensed - Providers that are licensed by the state including Child Care Center, Family Child Care, Group Child Care, Group Child Care Home, Preschool Education Facility, and facilities with multiple licenses. Providers must be licensed if caring for 6 or more children (or 4 or more children under age 2).

Licensed School Age - Providers licensed for at least 19 children in a facility and offer services before and after school, and sometimes on school holidays and through the summer months. Some school age programs may be exempt from licensing if offered within a school district.

Data Source: North Dakota Department of Human Services, Early Childhood Services

Footnotes: UPDATED - April 2022 
GEOGRAPHY - Data reflect the location of the child care program. 
DATE - Provider capacity as of February 1 of reference year.