Give Your Child a Head Start

We offer free Pre-K resources for children under age 5.

Building your child's future with you.

Head Start provides free health, education and development services to families with young children. A federally funded program, we work with families to recognize their unique characteristics, cultural values and strengths, and offer services like:

  • Individualized learning
  • Vision, hearing and developmental screenings
  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Health services
  • Parent education
  • Community resource information

We offer services in Clay, Lincoln, Turner and Union counties. These services are available in-home or at one of our local centers and some are offered on a full-day, year-round basis.

News in Brief

  • We offer volunteer and employment opportunities at several of our locations.

  • Find resources in your community that provide nutrition, health care and other information.

  • This morning USD Head Start’s fearless leader, Carmen Stewart, was recognized by staff for 25 years of service to USD Head Start and The University of South Dakota. Thank you Carmen for 25 Years of helping USD Head Start grow!