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Early Childhood and School-Age Care Policy Notes

North Dakota's 68th Legislative Assembly started on January 3, 2023. Child Care Aware of North Dakota and North Dakota Afterschool Network will be tracking bills and initiatives that may impact early childhood, school-age care, and other afterschool and out-of-school time programming. Policy updates will be sent weekly and as important developments occur during session to keep you informed and to notify you of opportunities to be involved.

If you become aware of additional issues impacting the field or if you have any questions, please contact ND Afterschool Network or Child Care Aware of ND.

What We're Watching

SB 2084: Relating to child care assistance payments to providers.

Last Official Action: Introduced, first reading, referred to Human Services Committee

SB 2104: Relating to early childhood services, resource and referral services, workforce development, early childhood inclusion support program, best in class program, and disclosure of child abuse and neglect confirmed decisions involving early childhood services.

Last Official Action: Introduced, first reading, referred to Human Services Committee

North Dakota Legislative Solutions

North Dakota State Agency Recommendations

Committee & Floor Schedule: Week of January 8-14

Committee Hearing Schedule

House Floor Calendar

Senate Floor Calendar

Your Voice Matters

Visit our Policy Page to find:

  • Advocacy Toolkit with tips, templates, and tools to help you tell your story
  • North Dakota Legislative Solutions
  • ND State Agency Recommendations
  • Advocacy Training Video, with overview of needs, solutions, and ways to be involved
  • Comprehensive analysis of current needs
  • Afterschool Day on the Hill Registration - February 22, 2023

Legislative Calendar

  • January 3 Session Begins
  • January 18 Deadline for Representatives to introduce bills
  • January 23 Deadline for Senators to introduce bills
  • February 24 Crossover date for bills
  • February 27/28 Recess
  • April 28 Session limited to 80 legislative days

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