Strong labor force participation is indicative of vibrant local and regional economic development. When parents have secure employment and earn enough to meet their families’ basic needs, children benefit. In many cases, secure employment often means having access to reliable and affordable child care. Understanding how North Dakota is meeting the needs of working parents is critical to providing greater opportunities for quality early care.
Explore this month's
Insights on Children
to learn more about how many children are potentially in need of child care in North Dakota, by county - and what the current licensed child care capacity is to care for children.