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Child Education

Updated July 11, 2019

Audrey Rider

SDSU Extension Early Childhood Field Specialist

A small group of children at daycare.

Nationally, more than 60 percent of households are dual income, resulting in an increased need for early childhood education programming. With both parents working, many children spend their days with a childcare provider. SDSU Extension works with childcare programs and providers to increase school readiness and enhance social, emotional growth and development among South Dakota's youngest citizens.


There is a shortage of rural daycare providers throughout South Dakota. See the resources below or contact Audrey Rider if you are interested in pursuing this exciting and rewarding business opportunity.