VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota Head Start program will celebrate 40 years with a Family Fun Day this Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Vermillion Armory. The free event open to the public is from 10 a.m - noon.
The 40th Anniversary Family Fun Day will celebrate the great resources available through early childhood education. Local community partner organizations and businesses will provide activities, games, crafts and snacks.
USD Head Start provides no-cost preschool and early childhood in-home education programming for families, including expecting mothers and children birth to age five. USD Head Start operates classrooms in Harrisburg, Tea, Dakota Valley (North Sioux City), Beresford, Elk Point, Canton, and Vermillion.
Families participating in Head Start receive comprehensive services including education, family support, nutrition, health, dental, and mental health. The University of South Dakota has sponsored the Head Start grant funded program for 40 years, serving Clay, Lincoln, Union and Turner counties in Southeast South Dakota.