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Cass County

Following are the Quality Rated programs for Cass County, ND.

Step 1 - Health and Safety

Step 1- Health and Safety

(bold programs currently working towards Step 2)

Number of children impacted:

Number of programs: 26

Step 1 Quality Rated programs provide a safe and healthy environment for children focused on preventing injuries and reducing the spread of germs. Children need to be healthy and feel safe to learn and grow. It's the first step in preparing children to be ready for school, work, and life.

Family or Group License
  • Angela Heller
  • Baby Steps
  • Janelle Burns
  • Little Bear Daycare- Janelle Stahl 
  • Little Bugs Childcare- Megan Gaffney
  • Linda Wolbaum
  • We're On The Grow- Rebekah Schmitz
  • Young Stars Preschool- Sascha Cariveau
Center or Preschool License
  • Academy for Children
  • Atonement Christian Child Care & Preschool
  • Bright Futures Learning LLC
  • Cayden's Clubhouse
  • Happy Days Childcare
  • Jasmin Child Care & Preschool
  • Jeremiah Program Child Development Center
  • Learn n' Move
  • Little Jungle Childcare Center
  • Little Tykes Daycare and Learning Center
  • NDSU Wellness Center Child Care
  • Rainbow Center for Children
  • Rise To Shine LLC.
  • Sanford Child Development Center
  • The Puzzle Place
  • YMCA Early Learning Center- Calvary
  • YMCA Early Learning Center- South
  • YMCA Early Learning Center- West Fargo
Step 2 - Space and Materials

Step 2 - Space and Materials

(bold programs currently working towards Step 3)

Step 2 Quality Rated programs meet all requirements of Step 1, and they also offer a variety of materials to support play and learning experiences for children with different interests and abilities. A child’s work is their play, and having enough of the right materials that are set up in a chosen space encourages children to play. When children develop good play skills, they are better prepared for school, work, and life.

Number of programs: 11
Number of children impacted: 484

Family/Group (in-home ECE)
  • Abigail's Playhouse- Abigail Mindeman:  701-866-4704   AbigailsPlayhouse@gmail.com
  • Lil' Sprouts Daycare- Darlene Donaldson
  • Little Steps Learning Center
  • Natura Kids Center- Kellee Hann
  • Paula Villanueva
  • Tender Hearts Daycare:  701-373-7840  tenderhearts@perrycenter.org
  • Vicki's Childcare- Vicki Schumm
Center/Preschool (facility ECE)
  • Discovery Daycare Center - On Hold
  • Hope Center for Learning- North
  • Hope Center for Learning- South
  • Learning Universe Child Care
Step 3 - Activities and Experiences

Step 3 - Activities and Experiences

(bold programs are currently working towards Step 3)

Step 3 Quality Rated programs meet all requirements of Steps 1 and 2, and they also use an approved curriculum that supports each child’s development and an approved assessment tool to learn about each child’s development. Programs plan learning activities that build upon each child’s strengths and provide opportunities for further growth.

Number of programs: 7 
Number of children impacted: 230

Family/Group (in-home ECE)
  • Kelsey Munter
  • Kristi Bradley
  • Stacey Piechowski
Center/Preschool (facility ECE)
  • Elim Children's Center: llempe@elimcare.org  www.elimchildrenscenterfargo.org
  • Little Lambs Christian Preschool: 701-356-5262  sotvlambs@ideaone.net
  • St. John's Christian Preschool
  • Youth Commission Preschool: ambercarlsrud@bgcrrv.org
Step 4 - Relationships and Interactions

Step 4 - Relationships and Interactions

(bold programs are currently working on renewing their Step 4) 

Step 4 Quality Assured programs meet all requirements of Steps 1–3, and they also have developed warm and supportive relationships with children and between children. They place an emphasis on children’s interests, motivations, and points of view in daily activities and interactions. They facilitate children’s critical thinking and language development through interactions with children.

Number of programs: 5 
Number of children impacted: 605

Family/Group (in-home ECE)
  • None at this time
Center/Preschool (facility ECE)
  • A Child's World
  • NDSU Center for Child Development
  • SENDCAA Child Care Center
  • YMCA Early Learning Center-Fercho
  • YMCA Early Learning Center-Schlossman