Early Childhood and Dakota Language

Aƞpetu iyohi wówauƞṡida, daḳota wic̣oḣaƞ, waḳaƞyeża canteya yuha mauƞnipi kiƞhaƞ waṡaguƞki’iciyapte

Our compassion, our Dakota ways, and our love for our children,
that’s what keeps us strong.

Our Mission

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To raise the next generation of Dakota Language Speakers and to promote school readiness by enhancing the social, emotional and cognitive development of the most at risk children.

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Because birth to 5 is the time of developing an identity and a sense of self, it is essential that American Indian Head Start programs give children positive, rich, comprehensive, and affirming educational experiences grounded in the unique culture and language of the children.

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Comprehensive services are provided weekly within the family's own home and embraces the parent-child relationship. Family support and services provide resources, monitor child development and so much more!

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Expectant Families

The Expectant Families Program is a comprehensive program to help eligible pregnant women receive the many services needed for a healthy pregnancy.


Learn the Dakota Language online. Enroll in our online courses today.

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News & Events

household member of student tested positive for COVID-19

April 21, 2021

04/21/21 Mitakuyapi, We were notified at CWOO of a lab confirmed case of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) within a classmate’s household in the Waƞbdi Room. Close Contacts of Positive COVID-19 Case We have worked with the Lower Sioux Emergency Operation Center […]

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CWOO Golf Fundraiser

April 20, 2021

Come support CWOO in raising the next generation of Dakota language speakers. We will be looking at raising funds to support the school to help launch a capital campaign for a future new school building.  Sign-up at CWOO today for […]

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