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North Dakota State PIRC is a Parent Information and Resource Center; Funded by US Department of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement

Early Childhood Programs

The North Dakota State PIRC collaborates with the NDSU Extension Office and their Parent Resource Centers by providing funding for the Gearing Up for Kindergarten program. Gearing Up for Kindergarten is a program designed to facilitate school readiness by preparing parents and children for entry into kindergarten. Children have an opportunity to experience some of the activities they will encounter in the classroom, while parents have an opportunity to learn how to support their child's transition to school. Eighteen sites have been established at this time.

The North Dakota State PIRC provides funding to the Fargo School District and Jamestown School District Even Start programs for the national Parents as Teachers program. The North Dakota State PIRC is the state leader for Parents as Teachers. The PIRC provides technical assistance and professional development as needed to other programs that are using the Parents as Teachers program.