Head Start Celebrates 40 Years
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.
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The University of South Dakota Head Start is accepting applications for fall placement in their preschool classrooms. Children ages 3 and 4 (as of Sept. 1, 2021) in Clay, Lincoln, Turner and Union Counties are eligible to apply for this no-cost preschool program.
The University of South Dakota Head Start program is currently accepting applications for their Vermillion classrooms.
The University of South Dakota Head Start program is accepting applications for their Tea preschool classroom located in the Tea Area District Education Center.