Early Childhood (EC), a section of the North Dakota Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), was created in July 2021 to align and focus programs and resources on a key department priority, early childhood experiences.

The purpose Early Childhood is to make a significant impact on North Dakota children and families by:

  • Helping children realize their potential through quality early childhood experiences,
  • Supporting the state's workforce needs with improved access to child care, and
  • Aligning programs for a maximum return on investment.


Report a Concern

To report a concern about a child care provider, contact a Licensing Specialist in your county.  

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Questions? Contact Us

Questions? Contact Us

Early Childhood
600 E. Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 325
Bismarck, ND 58505-0250

Phone: (701) 328-2115
Toll-Free: (800) 997-8516
Relay ND TTY: 711