Licensed or registered child care in South Dakota

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The availability of quality child care is not only important for maintaining a strong workforce; it is vital for the growth and development of healthy children.
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Definitions: Licensed Group Family Child Care Homes - facility that provides child care for a part of a day as a supplement to regular parental care for 13 to 20 children for more than one family.

Registered Family Child Care Homes - one in which care is given on a regular basis for any part of a twenty-four hour day to twelve or less children from more than one unrelated family.

Licensed Child Care Centers - facility which provides child care for part of a 24-hour period to 21 or more children from one or more unrelated families.

Data Source: Child Care Services Assistance Program, Department of Social Services
https://dss.sd.gov/childcare/

Footnotes: UPDATED - August 2020
DATE - Data is a snapshot taken to represent the State Fiscal Year. In 2020, the Snapshot Data represents August 2020.