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Grand Forks County

Following are the program partners for Grand Forks County, ND.

Step 1 - Health and Safety

Step 1 - Health and Safety

(bold programs are currently working towards 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: 20

Number of children impacted: 883

Family/Group (in-home ECE)
  • Amanda Almquist
  • Amy Caillier
  • Jessica Abrahamson
  • Jessica Reile
  • Joyful Noise Childcare, LLC- Haley Snyder
  • Kayla Martin
  • Kristina Johnsen
  • Lindsey Schmitt
  • Little Bear Daycare- Katrina Christensen
  • Nina Berg
  • Sweet Sugar Beets Childcare- Karen Turnmire
Center/Preschool (facility ECE)
  • Altru Family YMCA
  • Grand Forks Montessori Academy, Ltd.
  • HOPEful Beginnings Preschool and Childcare Center
  • Immanuel Christian Children's Center
  • Little Miracles Inc.
  • Mayville State University Child Development Programs- GF Early Head Start
  • Mayville State University Child Development Programs - Stanford Road
  • United Day Nursery
Step 2 - Space and Materials

Step 2 - Space and Materials

(bold programs are 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: 3
Number of children impacted: 57

Family/Group (in-home ECE)
  • Children's Castle Childcare - Theresa Coates
Center/Preschool (facility ECE)
  • Little Learners Preschool
  • Sunnypatch Preschool
Step 3 - Activities and Experiences

Step 3 - Activities and Experiences

(bold programs are currently working towards Step 4) 

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: 2 
Number of children impacted: 98

Family/Group (in-home ECE)
  • Rachel Walden
Center/Preschool (facility ECE)
  • All About Kids, Inc.
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: 1 
Number of children impacted: 150

Family/Group (in-home ECE)
  • None at this time
Center/Preschool (facility ECE)
  • University Children's Learning Center