1978-1979
First grant written by Dr. Loraine Webster, Professor of Early Childhood Education & Dr. Ray Schroeder, Assistant Dean of the School of Education.
Written for two centers: Elk Point & Vermillion.
60 children
$110,005
Loraine Webster, Director

1982-1983
Added a home base unit within the 60 children
$127,790
Mary Wanserski, Director

1984-1985
Expanded to 70 children
$149,564

1985-1986
Expanded to 90 children
(added classroom in Canton)
$194,180

1987-1988
Bobbie Sounding Sides, Acting Director

1989-1990 $291,287
Ruth Ann Slagle, Director

1992-1993
Expanded to 124 children
(added HB units & classroom in Beresford)
$491,530

1993-1994
Expanded to 155 children
(added classrooms in Lennox School District)
$611,519

1998-1999
Mary Main, Director

2000-2001
Expanded to 225 children
* Early Head Start (55 children/expectant families)
$488,212
* Full Day Full Year (15 children)
$51,1888 (Cindy Weis, Coordinator)
Total Funding: $814,445

2004-2005
Current Total Funding: $1,596,116

2006-current
Carmen Stewart, Director