North Dakota's 68th Legislative Assembly adjourned on April 30, 2023. They have 5 days remaining of the 80 days allowed by the state constitution every two years to meet before the 69th Legislative Assembly begins in January 2025.
ND Afterschool Network and Child Care Aware of ND closely tracked the 12 bills below relating to early childhood and school-age care this session. A total of $65.5 million was included in the biennium budget for childcare, including $22 million for families to help with childcare assistance, $15 million to assist with infant and toddler care, $7 million in grants for providers, and $2 million in stipends for childcare workers.
With the regular session coming to a close, policy emails will be sent as relevant details develop and will resume weekly updates as the next legislative session approaches.