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United Tribes Technical College

The Child Development Center (CDC) is licensed to care for 176 children ages birth to six years. All children must have up-to-date immunizations. CDC meets the licensing standards of North Dakota and is reviewed annually. CDC believes that each child who enters must have every opportunity to grow and develop physically, cognitively, socially and emotionally in a culturally rich environment. Daily activities are planned to provide experiences in art, music, muscle development, cognitive development and socialization appropriate to individual age and development.

Infant Toddler Center

A quality program for infants and young toddlers, ages one week to just under 2-years old, is a warm, nurturing, environment, while at the same time providing a secure and dependable setting and routines. Our goal is to provide this environment for infants and toddlers as they develop.

The caregivers at the Infant Toddler Center understand and enjoy the physical, emotional, cognitive and social explorations and experimentation of the children. To meet the needs of each growing child, communication between caregivers and parents is of primary importance. We believe that continuity between home and center provides a child with a sense of security and enhances his or her development.


  • Weather-appropriate clothes
  • Diapers (Marked with child’s name)
  • Wipes
  • Formula (If not Enfamil)
  • Bottles/Cups
  • Blanket(s)
  • Bibs

Children’s Dwelling

The Children’s Dwelling is designed specifically for two-year-olds and is conveniently located on the main floor of the Education Building. The former Student Health Center was transformed into a childcare center for our growing population!


  • Weather-appropriate clothes
  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Additional supplies requested teacher(s)

Child will experience:

  • Relax and be themselves
  • Feel safe and secure
  • Same caregiver
  • Work/play with different furnishings and lighting

Staff Experience:

  • Trained to provide this care in a loving and caring manner
  • Instructed to encourage toddlers to feed themselves while directly supervising them
  • Ready to assist with toilet training, when the child shows signs of readiness
  • Work/play with different furnishings and lighting


The UTTC Preschool is for children from ages 3 to 5 years old. At this center, we provide your child with a safe and stimulating environment where your child can be free to explore and learn through a variety of teacher and child initiated experiences.

The Preschool teachers all have Early Childhood degrees or a Child Development Associate (CDA). The teachers have implemented the Active Learning Series curriculum with a heavy emphasis on literacy. Native American cultural activities are incorporated into both the curriculum and the environment.

Through well-planned and fun activities, children are stimulated and learn important skills like following directions, sharing, problem-solving, cooperation, the importance of friendship, and respect for others. We encourage children to have fun learning while preparing them for kindergarten and beyond.


  • Weather-appropriate clothes
  • Blanket(s)
  • Additional supplies requested teacher(s)

Childcare Services

The CDC at United Tribes Technical College provides child care services for campus-based students.

  1. Regular hours for the centers are 7:45 am – 4 pm, Monday-Friday. Extended care is available until 6 pm Monday-Thursday but a separate application must be completed. See your Center Director for more information.
  2. On Fridays, parents must pick up children immediately after their last class of the day.
  3. The centers provide services for current, campus-based UTTC students. If enrollment allows, UTTC employees can utilize the centers for the care and education of their child(ren) during their regular shifts, if they are within the center hours of operation (between 8 am – 5 pm).
  4. The Centers are licensed by the State of North Dakota and participate in the North Dakota Food Service Program.
  5. The cost is $3 per hour per child. The Center Billing Office (for Child Care Assistance and to sign monthly bills) is located in the Student Accounts office in the Jack Barden Center.
  6. All children must have complete registration applications on file in order to attend.
  7. Children must be signed in and out by their parents on a daily basis.