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Cass County

Following are the program partners for Cass County, ND.

Step 1 - Health and Safety

Step 1 - Health and Safety

(bold programs currently working on Step 2)

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.

Number of programs: 45
Number of children impacted: 2214

Family/Group (in-home ECE)
  • Amanda Harmer
  • Angela H.
  • Angie K.
  • Angie's Daycare
  • Home Away From Home
  • Janelle B.
  • Little Bear Daycare: Janelle Stahl 
  • Little Bugs Daycare
  • Little People Land II
  • Linda W.
  • Lisa Behl
  • Little Sprouts Daycare 
  • Lorie R.
  • Lots o' Love Daycare
  • Natura Kids Center - Kellee Hann
  • Peggy's Playhouse
  • Pitter Patter Playhouse
  • Shannon B.
  • Sweet Pea Child Care
  • We're On The Grow
Center/Preschool (facility ECE)
  • Academy for Children
  • Atonement Christian Child Care & Preschool
  • Baby Bloomers Child Care & Preschool
  • Beginnings Child Care Center & Preschool
  • Early Years learning Center
  • Goddard School-Wonders of the World, Inc.
  • Grace Lutheran School- Preschool
  • Hope Preschool
  • Hope Center for Learning North
  • Hope Center for Learning South
  • It's a Small World Preschool
  • KidVentures Child Care & Preschool
  • Learn n' Move
  • Lil' Bloomers at Timber Creek Inc.
  • Lil' Buckaroos, Inc
  • Nokomis I Child Care Center of The Village Family Service Center
  • Nokomis II Child Care Center of The Village Family Service Center
  • Oak Grove Lutheran School Early Learning Center
  • Play & Learn Preschool-Buffalo
  • Preschool Plus LLC
  • The Learning Path Child Care
  • The Puzzle Place Childcare Center
  • Rainbow Center for Children
  • Sanford Child Development Center
  • Sonshine Center
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: 407

Family/Group (in-home ECE)
  • Abigail's Playhouse
  • Barb S.
  • Curious Kids Childcare
  • Little Steps Learning Center
  • Paula Villanueva
  • Tender Hearts Daycare:  701-373-7840  tenderhearts@perrycenter.org
  • Teresa's Tots Childcare
  • Vicki's Childcare
Center/Preschool (facility ECE)
  • Discovery Daycare Center
  • Learning Universe Child Care
  • St. John's Christian Preschool
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: 6 
Number of children impacted: 181

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

Step 4 - Relationships and Interactions

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: 8 
Number of children impacted: 380

Family/Group (in-home ECE)
  • Angie P.
  • Mary's Daycare: Mary Hoppe 701-371-5269 (Harwood/Argusville/Gardner Areas)
  • Stacey P.
Center/Preschool (facility ECE)
  • A Child's World-YWCA
  • NDSU Center for Child Development
  • YMCA Early Learning Center at Calvary
  • YMCA Early Learning Center-Fercho
  • YMCA Early Learning Center-Schlossman