November Newsletter

Child Care Business Collaborative

Would you like to learn about South Dakota solutions taking place right now in the business field? Join us for a conversation where we discuss current solutions and future, long-term sustainable solutions.

This group will discuss the current landscape of early learning, current South Dakota solutions happening around the state, other regional solutions, and long-term discussions and planning. 

Upcoming Meetings:

East River:

Thursday, December 8, 2022 | 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM CST

Avera Health, 3900 West Avera Drive Sioux Falls, SD 57108

West River:

Tuesday, December 20, 2022 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM MST

Elevate Rapid City 18 East Main Street Rapid City, SD 57701


Children's Day at the Capitol

Save the date: January 11th, 2023

Join ELSD and other advocates in the Rotunda at the Capitol building in Pierre.

We are happy to partner with Center for Prevention of Child Maltreatment, the Afterschool Network and Children's Home Society of SD with this event. 

For event agenda, and sponsorship opportunities,

please click the 'more information' button below.

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South Dakota Preschool Study Survey

South Dakota Departments of Education and Social Services is conducting a survey to assist the state in understanding the current landscape of preschool education (for children ages 3-5) in South Dakota. 

This is the first step in a statewide study to capture valuable information about the preschool opportunities currently available to families across the state. 


The survey is targeted to families, teachers/child care providers and administrators. We appreciate your time in completing this survey!

Take Survey

Early Learner Community Updates

Pictured: Aaron Merchen, director of policy and programs at the U.S. Chamber Foundation speaks with Brittany Walsh, associate director of the early childhood initiative at the Bipartisan Policy Center and Kayla Klein, president and CEO of Klein Visioneering Group.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Bipartisan Policy Center Establish Early Childhood and Business Advisory Council to Bridge Childcare Gaps

Read the article to learn more about the U.S Chamber of Commerce Foundation meeting with early childhood stakeholders regarding the Early Learner Business Advisory Council.

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Huron Head Start Center new building

The Huron Head Start Center recently opened it's new building, offering space to expand to 60 slots. The new building includes four classrooms and a new kitchen and cafeteria area.

For availability questions and more information,

please contact Kristen Murrary at (605)229-4506.

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