The Early Childhood Education Grant Program was established in the 2015 Legislative session to provide funding for public and private Early Childhood Education programs serving four year old children that are eligible for free or reduced lunches according to Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act. In order to be eligible facilities must:
- Be a participating member in a local ECE coalition or on the governing board,
- Be approved by the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction to provide Early Childhood Education,
- Incorporate within its curriculum at least ten hours of research-based parental involvement and,
- Has documented willingness to admit children of all learning abilities.
Funding for Early Childhood Education Grants is determined by the legislature on a biennial basis.
For an updated list of early childhood providers in your community, please contact Childcare Aware at 800-997-8515.