Become a Member

Welcome to the Growing Futures Community

Did you know you are part of an essential workforce in North Dakota? You have chosen to be employed in the field of early childhood, and to join a community of dedicated, caring people who work with or on behalf of young children.

Every day in our state, almost 90,000 young children potentially need child care—nearly 75%. That means most families with young children depend on child care to be able to work. Our state economy thrives when parents can go to work, confident their children are safe and well cared for in dependable, quality child care settings.

Quality care does not happen by accident—it is entirely dependent on you and the hundreds of decisions you make every day that impact children’s well-being. Well-prepared teachers and caregivers know how to support early development and learning in ways that lead to positive outcomes for children. Effective teachers and caregivers are also learners themselves, always striving to grow their own skills and knowledge.

At the Registry, we believe it really does take a village to raise healthy, happy children who are ready for school and for life. We all have a role to play in this important work. The Registry is here to support North Dakota’s early childhood community with services and resources.

Join thousands of your peers and coworkers as a member of the Growing Futures Registry and get started growing yourself, your career, and your future.


Join the Growing Futures Registry—it’s easy, online, and completely free. Over 6,000 of your coworkers and peers are already members. Make the decision to join them as a Registry member today. Do you have questions? Learn how to create an individual account (PDF, 373.17 KB).

Join the Registry

  • Benefits

    Track your training and education in one location, easily provide documentation of training at license renewal time, quickly register and receive credit for training attendance, and showcase your professional accomplishments for parents and employers.

    • Learning record (Available under the reports tab in your account)
    • Certificate of achievement (Available under the the reports tab in your account)
    • Career Pathways
  • Opportunities

    Participate in the state quality initiative Bright & Early, or become an approved trainer. These opportunities and more require Growing Futures membership as the first step.