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Early Childhood Education Grant Program

ChildrenThe Early Childhood Education Grant Program was established in the 2015 Legislative session to provide funding for public and private Early Childhood Education programs serving four year old children that are eligible for free or reduced lunches according to Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act. In order to be eligible facilities must:
  • Be a participating member in a local ECE coalition or on the governing board,
  • Be approved by the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction to provide Early Childhood Education,
  • Incorporate within its curriculum at least ten hours of research-based parental involvement and,
  • Has documented willingness to admit children of all learning abilities.

Funding for Early Childhood Education Grants is determined by the legislature on a biennial basis. Click here to view the 2020-2021 school year Early Childhood Education Grant recipients.
For an updated list of early childhood providers in your community, access this list or contact Childcare Aware at 800.997.8515.

Early Childhood Education Grant Documents
Early Childhood Education Grant Guidance
File Size: 83 kb

Attachment I - Free and Reduced Lunch Application
File Size: 351 kb

Attachment II - Free and Reduced Parental Letter
File Size: 28 kb

Attachment III - Early Childhood Education Grant Application
File Size: 595 kb

Attachment IV - ECEG LOA 2019 Sample
File Size: 103 kb

Early Childhood Grant Quarterly Reimbursement Request
File Size: 131 kb

Attachment VI - Quarterly Parental Grant Notification
File Size: 18 kb

Attachment VII - Frequently Asked Questions
File Size: 106 kb

Attachment VIII - Directions for PowerSchool Report
File Size: 44 kb

Income Eligibility Guidelines 20-21
File Size: 29 kb

Guidance Highly Qualified Pre-K Teachers
File Size: 112 kb

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