The Playbook: 4 Steps to Quality

the Playbook

You’re busy. We get it. Bright & Early ND isn’t going to give you more to do, it’s going to show you what to focus on to get the maximum results for kids. We take the guesswork out of preparing children for kindergarten.  Great school years, start with great child care years- it’s that simple.

The Bright & Early ND Playbook establishes a statewide level of quality.  Commit to carry out the 4 steps in the Playbook and children in your program are more likely to enter kindergarten with the skills needed to have a successful education. 

As of July 1st, 2017 Bright & Early ND will be sunsetting the previous Playbook and implementing the 2017-2018 Playbook. Programs that are applying for a future cohort or are currently Quality Rated are encouraged to transition to the 2017-2018 Playbook and Quality Standards. Please see additional information below for details:

June 30th, 2017 Retirement
July 1st, 2017 Implementation

Programs can use the Playbook as a resource and guide to implement the new Bright & Early ND Quality Standards. Programs applying for the July 2017 cohort and beyond will need use the 2017-2018 Playbook and meet the new Quality Standards.

Hear What Other Providers are Saying

“The Playbook gives me reassurance I’m giving my best to the kids.”
- Sue K, Group Child Care

“The Playbook is like a ‘road-map’. I use it to make my child care an effective learning environment.”
- Nicole M, Family Child Care Provider

“We were good before. Now, by using The Playbook we know we’re great!”
- Lynnette L, Center Director

“The Playbook provides me a tool to keep all my staff on the same page. We’re all working together toward common goals. As a director, it takes the pressure off of me saying, ‘this is what I think is good for kids’, and turns the focus to, ‘here’s what research says is good for kids’.”
- Shannon L, Center Director

“The Playbook outlines how I can be a forerunner in early learning in the state of North Dakota.”
- Colette H, Center Staff