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About Bright & Early ND

Bright & Early ND is North Dakota’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS), empowering early childhood professionals to enhance the quality of care they provide to children from birth to age five.

We achieve this by supporting early childhood professionals through targeted technical assistance, specialized training opportunities, and access to financial incentives. Through partnerships with early childhood programs, we are committed to ensuring that all children receive the foundation they need to thrive in school and in life.

Our collaboration with families follows a similar approach, equipping them with tools and resources to understand the components of a quality early childhood program, engage in their child's early learning journey, and locate an early childhood program that suits their needs.

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Questions? Contact Us

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

Phone: (701) 328-2115
Toll-Free: (800) 997-8516
Relay ND TTY: 711
Email: dhsec@nd.gov