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Our allies in North Dakota, Prevent Child Abuse North Dakota, educates community members, stakeholders, and legislators about the importance of primary prevention for the health and well-being of children and families. These advocates provide a space for collaboration to occur and partnerships to thrive in order to create policy change that will positively impact children and families in North Dakota.

Prevent Child Abuse North Dakota • Bismarck, ND
Top Priorities for 2021

Support infants’ health and vulnerable families, strengthen and expand North Dakota’s home visiting network by securing funding and resources through Medicaid and Targeted Case Management.

Convene agencies and legislators to develop an early care and education funding plan that braids all early childhood funds to deliver quality, fullday/year services.

Work with legislative efforts to expand the state’s computer and data collection capabilities to include an early childhood data collection system and child outcome data.

Convene advocates, agencies, and legislators to expand existing early childhood quality assurance programming of all early care and education programs, which ensures program accountability and program quality.

Convene agencies and legislators to review North Dakota’s early childhood professional development system, ensuring the inclusion of public education staff and availability of adequate funding.

North Dakota’s 2020 Early Childhood Policy Landscape and Progress:

$2.42B STATE BUDGET
Estimated FY20 State General Fund Expenditures

ALIGNED GOVERNMENT
House (R), Senate (R)
Governor (R)

28% LOW-INCOME
26,200 Young Children (0-8) are Below 200% FPL

North Dakota, a new state to the Alliance network, had no legislative session in 2020.

See the 50-state landscape. The Alliance for Early Success 2020 50-State Progress Report on Early Childhood Policy expands state data (disaggregating low-income young children by race) and provides high-level state policy trend analysis for the nation as a whole. Click the cover to go to the download page.

The Alliance for Early Success is working to achieve large-scale, long-lasting change for the state’s young children by providing our allies with powerful advantages that help them shape North Dakota early childhood state policy.

Strategic, Outcomes-Focused Investments

Consulting and Strategy

Technical Support from National Expertise

Rapid Response Support

Connections/Access to Allies in Similar States

Roles in National Communities of Practice