Head Start takes pride in providing the highest quality early childhood programming with qualified teaching staff, nutritious meals and snacks, and structured routines with lessons based on the creative curriculum.

Preschool Options include the following.

  • Beresford – Part-day preschool classroom
  • Canton  Part-day preschool classroom
  • Dakota Valley (North Sioux City)  Extended day or part-day options available
  • Harrisburg  Extended day or part-day options available
  • Tea  Extended day or part-day preschool classroom options
  • Vermillion  Extended day, part-day and full-day/full year options available
  • Home Based Option  Available in some rural community areas; please call for more information

Additionally, expectant women and families with young children birth to age 3 may be able to participate in our home-based early head start program.

To apply, please call the USD Head Start office at 800-813-8132 or visit the Head Start website to download an application at www.usd.edu/headstart. Income and other eligibility restrictions may apply. The program has flexibility with a limited number of over income spots available. The USD Head Start encourages everyone to apply.

This year marks 43 years that USD has sponsored the Head Start grant for programming through the Office of Head Start under the Department of Health and Human Services. Families participating in Head Start receive comprehensive services including education, family support, nutrition, health, dental and mental health. Additional services include the early head start in-home educational program for expectant parents and families with children from birth to age 3. USD Head Start serves Clay, Lincoln, Union and Turner counties in Southeast South Dakota.

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