South Dakota-Specific Online Resources

The following links may be useful for all childcare centers and providers. For links specific to family childcare providers, click here.

For useful business resources, regardless of your location, check out our national online resources.

South Dakota Childcare Organizations

Regional Early Childhood Enrichment
Early Childhood Connections, Rapid City:
Early Childhood Training Network, Pierre:
Early Childhood Partners, Aberdeen: (605) 262-8505
Family Resource Network, Brookings:
C.H.I.L.D. Services, Sioux Falls:

South Dakota Association for the Education of Young Children
South Dakota Head Start Association

Government Agencies

State Licensing Information
South Dakota Child Protection Services

Child and Adult Care Food Program

This program provides funds to help providers serve nutritious meals and snacks to young children. All licensed providers are eligible to participate on this program. Each sponsor follows all the same federal regulations in administering this program

State agency that administers the Food Program sponsors:
Office of Educational Services and Support
Department of Education
800 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501

Child Care Policy &  Advocacy

South Dakota Voices for Children:
South Dakota Kids Count

South Dakota Business Development Center

Dakota Resources:
SDREI is First Children’s Finance’s lending partner and a business development resource.

South Dakota Family Child Care Links


Family Child Care Professionals of South Dakota, Inc.