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.
Children need high-quality and truly “connected time” with their parents to feel supported and help develop those social and emotional skills that come with interactions and modeling.
Are you thinking of starting a family daycare or are currently operating a daycare. Many parents and families look for places that are registered and licensed.
Finding a place/provider that will help be a “second parent” and have a major impact on raising your child can be frustrating and challenging at times. I want to give you a few steps to use when starting the search and offer resources to help find quality childcare for your child.